Do you celebrate Cinco de Mayo? Do you know why people celebrate on the "5th day of May"? Many think it's the Mexican independence day, but, it's not. It's actually the day in 1862 when Mexican armies defeated the French military at the Battle of Puebla. It seems like this is more of an American 'holiday' or, as some like to say, just another reason for people to drink!
I love Mexican food (or what we think is Mexican food), but it is loaded with calories. And since I'm watching what I eat and planning to go back to Bikram Yoga tomorrow morning, I definitely don't want to subject myself to tons of calories, fat, and sodium that will take days to undo. So, I decided to cook up a little Mexican inspired dinner for Woody and me tonight. It's simmering right now, but I'll share pictures tomorrow! I'm working on an easy chili with a little leftover lean ground beef I had in the freezer from another recipe, one large can of diced tomatoes, a can of black beans (drained and rinsed), half of a yellow pepper and orange pepper, and half a container of Trader Joe's fresh black bean and roasted corn salsa (with cilantro, onion, olive oil, and other good things!). I took a little test taste and it's going to be good! There is a little kick that I think Woody will like. We also have a bottle of Cherry Sangria from one of our favorite Michigan companies, Cherry Republic that we have kept in our wine rack for far too long. It's chilling in the fridge right now!
On to fitness. I didn't go to Bikram this morning. When I started to think about my schedule for the day, I couldn't figure out how to work it out since I have switched my weekly visit to the Union Square farmers market to Wednesday (much bigger than Mondays) and I have something scheduled for this afternoon. So, I cancelled my slot, scheduled ones for Thursday, Friday and Saturday, and hit the gym this morning with Woody instead. I had a good workout, although my heel hurt a tiny bit on the elliptical, which was remedied by lowering the incline.
Do you have plans for Cinco de Mayo?
Workout Stats -
12 mi bike
2.5 mi elliptical
3x12 ea: leg press, leg extension
3x30 sec wall sit
3x10 ea: weighted standing side twist, weighted side bends
stretching and foam roller