Friday, December 17, 2010

Coffee and Exercise Habits

I enter all my training at dailymile.com which is much easier (and convenient) than writing it down. I have friends there who encourage me a lot to keep training, which means a lot to me. They send you a weekly newsletter (brilliant!) with your numbers for the week and for the first time (I think) I'm part of the leader board, the 5th person with the highest miles:

This is my year in monthly workouts. Most of you know I had my Z Girl in July, which meant 0 workouts. As the year ended I found more strength/recovered from giving birth. You'd be surprised how hard it is to retrain some muscles groups that were cut so I could have my beauty. Anyway, I want December to be my best month yet. My goal is to surpass my 61 mile month record. 11 more miles and I'm there.


I go through sweetner phases. Splenda used to make me sick when I was in grad school but recently I decided to give it a try again. Then, I found Truvia (yes, we have all seen the commercials). Here's what I think:
 If you want something to taste like sugar, use Splenda. Splenda works great with oatmeal. It works well with teas and coffees. Truvia is great but not as sweet. It still gives me the sweetness I need and it leaves no after taste.
I decided to buy the Splenda flavor for coffee and I'm not a fan of it (though I keep drinking it). I like some flavored coffee but I drink it for the boldness of it first, flavor is last on my list. I don't even have to have sugar as long as I have milk. Splenda flavors for coffee was an attempt to save points in days where I really wanted coffee without using milk. 
I usually drink my coffee with skim milk because it's low in points and it helps me get calcium in. I bought some fat free half and half but I won't do that again just cause I can get more milk for my points.
A bit of a random post but now you know my current coffee and exercise habits.

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