I am sitting at Aroma’s, waiting for my Khans (a vibrant and tart hibiscus tea) to finish brewing so I can enjoy its unique goodness. In the background, Rufus Wainwright! I love this place, they play amazing music, featuring entire CD’s of Rufus Wainwright, from start to finish. The cute lesbian at the register selected the tea for me, I asked for her favorite and after much contemplation, Khans was the answer.
The auburn coloring and sweet aroma has my senses on the edge, which is surprising considering I am so sick.
I woke up this morning at around 4:30, unsure if I worked at 6:00 or 7:30… turns out it is 7:30, alas, I got to work around 5:45 or so, feeling sick, tired and most miserable. The fatigue poured through my entire being, everyone could tell I wasn’t feeling my best. I just can’t call in sick! I would feel awful, like I was letting everyone, Sean and Co., down. So healthy or sick, tired or awake, I go to work. I have only missed work when I am not legally allowed to work, my awful eye infection.
The day quite obviously started off sour. My laptop in tow, I signed up for a free day of T-Mobile Internet, put a little blogging and email time in before I headed off to research Starbucks and the effects of caffeine on weight loss and muscle gain. This short bit of research provided me with hours of titillating facts for Sean and Tyler to laugh over haha. I love popping out random facts, it is so much fun! The half life of caffeine in a human is about four hours, but if you are pregnant, it is about 18 hours! That is one of the reasons Dr’s tell pregnant women to slow down on the caffeine intake. Good to know right?
Finally got a taste of this Khans tea. What a story it tells! The moment the now crimson tea hits your tongue, a shot of tartness shoots through the salivary glands. Saliva is produced at a record pace, before you know it, your jaw is tightening up and your cheeks start to hurt. The taste coats every millimeter of your mouth and just as quickly, disappears! This tea is a mystery, I love it! Seems to be helping my sinuses…
Turns out, by the way, that caffeine has both positive and negative effects on weight loss, muscle gain. On one hand, the coffee increases endurance and total energy for a longer, more productive workout. On the other hand, it can increase the desire for food intake and is a diuretic. So, basically, eat lots of protein and drinks lots of water when doing the caffeination workout and you should be fine. I did and wow, what a workout!
Probably one of the best workouts I have had so far. My abs are starting to show, through the layer of triglyceride created fat, yuck! Well, good thing I am creating a nice layer of muscle under that layer, it will eat away at the fat and clean me out, get some nice cuts haha. Eventually. Right now I am just enjoying the feeling of increased strength and energy.
You would no know it now but earlier today I was in such a shitty mood. I got out of work early (a first) and decided it would be a good idea to lock my keys in my car… So I got out of work thirty minutes early just to sit at work for two more hours. Fuck! I did get a 9 minute tanning session in (yeah, I tanned, shut up, I was anemic and looked it) and got some more Starbucks reading done. I am scheduled for a shift manager meeting next week… um, how awesome is that? (Matt… yes, I know… hahaha!)
I swear I have had this Khans tea before, it is simply too good to be true, my new favorite tea? Watchout Tazo Refresh!
My stomach is growling which probably means I am hungry, that would make sense seeing as all I have to eat today was my five minute punishment splurge this afternoon after I locked my keys in my car. I ate a croissant!
Last night I had a swell time dancing. I did not do a whole lotta dancing, just not in the mood, but I did like getting to know Adam a little better and hanging out with some friends I had not seen in a good while. The place is outta this world (for Santa Rosa) awesome.
Well, I think this post is long enough. I’m going to head out and chitchat with Callie, she just arrived.