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Cody Celebrates Cinco de Mayo

by Courtney on May 5, 2011

Happy Cinco de Mayo!

Cody woke up ready to get his celebration on this morning. I guess I never realized that he had a little Mexican in him…

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I suppose that’s what I get for finding a stray cat in the woods. Winking smile

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Workout

I already know that I want an extra margarita tonight, so this morning, I was up bright and early to hit up my new favorite 5:45am BodyPump class. I even got there a little early, so after setting up, I hopped on a treadmill and did 20 minutes of HIIT (20 seconds @ 9.0mph / 40 seconds @ 4.0mph).

After class, I spent 10 minutes tackling my nemesis…that Stairmaster gets me every time. I’m just glad it’s tucked nicely into a little corner so nobody can really see me huffing and puffing like the hot mess that I am when I’m on that darn thing. Yowsahs.

Breakfast was well-deserved today…

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Now that I’ve finally broken out my fun new bowls, I can’t get enough of ‘em.

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I whipped up another buckwheat bowl that was exactly the same as yesterday’s, but today’s tasted even better and super creamy.

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And these muffins will not be getting old any time soon. They’re so tasty.

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***Just in case you’re still on the hunt for some yummy, festive Cinco de Mayo recipes, here’s a few ideas for ya!

Question for the Day:

Do you try to amp up your workouts if you know you’re going to be indulging in food and/or drinks more than usual?

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1 Kimberley May 5, 2011 at 10:24 am

hahaha Cody is too cute ;)

I have a love./hate relationship with the stair master! It is SUCH a good workout and I can always feel it the next day, but boy oh boy does it beat me out!
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2 Blog is the New Black May 5, 2011 at 10:24 am

THat photo is HILARIOUS!!!!!! You crack me up!
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3 Shanna, Like Banana May 5, 2011 at 10:28 am

Yep sure do…that’s why on the weeknds I tend to do Bikram or Spinning to burn some extra cals so I can more!

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4 Kristi May 5, 2011 at 10:29 am

I push myself a little harder if I know that I’m going to be indulging later. I don’t have any cinco de mayo plans, but just in case I pushed myself in my workout this morning.
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5 Grace May 5, 2011 at 10:53 am

Sometimes I amp up my workouts but not today:) It is a rest day and even though I have a tiny itch to exercise anyway my body is telling me I need the rest! I’ll just try to be conscious of how many chips with salsa and queso I consume! I plan on trying my first ever margarita tonight, too! But I may chicken out and just try some of my Mom’s…I’m lame like that!
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6 Courtney May 5, 2011 at 10:56 am

I hear ya girl…that’s why I took a rest day yesterday.
Enjoy that margarita…I’m a sweets gal, so I say to make sure you order yours with sugar, not salt. ;)

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7 Colleen @ The Lunchbox Diaries May 5, 2011 at 11:08 am

You don’t like the stair master?! Oh man, I love that thing :) I amp up my workouts when I know I’m going to indulge – most of the time. Sometimes my schedule doesn’t call for it, but oh well! Wadda ya gonna do? Enjoy your margaritas tonight!
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8 Courtney May 5, 2011 at 11:11 am

Haha…I hate it while I’m on it. But I love it once I’m done with it. ;)

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9 Liv @ The Salty n' Sweet May 5, 2011 at 11:12 am

I definitely try to work out if I know I’ll end up overindulging, like Cody with his two drinks ;)
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10 Courtney @ The Granola Chronicles May 5, 2011 at 11:27 am

Oh goodness, Cody is gettin’ crazy! :)
I’m thinking I need to try that margarita cake!

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11 Kelly May 5, 2011 at 11:33 am

Your bowls are adorable…I like them a lot! I like even more that you ordered them off QVC! haha…I have definitely ordered my fair share from them!
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12 Courtney May 5, 2011 at 1:01 pm

Haha, yes…my mom ordered a set first then told me about them. She’s sort of addicted now, so she lets me know when there’s something good :)

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13 Jenny (Fit Girl Foodie) May 5, 2011 at 11:35 am

Haha what a cute picture of Cody ;) I’m not a stairmaster girl either. I feel like I’ve been working out for 20 min and only 3 minutes have passed…. :(

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14 Jordan May 5, 2011 at 11:43 am

Heck yes!! Treats are my main motivation to work out :)
P.S. When you made that white chicken chili, did you just follow the recipe on the back of the McCormick’s seasoning packet? And did you add canned tomatoes or fresh?

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15 Courtney May 5, 2011 at 1:00 pm

I follow the packet exactly, adding 1 can of diced tomatoes and about 1/2 cup frozen corn.

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16 Christina May 5, 2011 at 12:03 pm

haha, I definitely try to amp up my workouts a bit if I know I’m going to indulge! But I also try to be conscious so I don’t overindulge — balance is key but it doesn’t always work that way.
Those recipes sound fantastic! Enjoy your margs tonight, they’re one of my favorites :)

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17 Becca May 5, 2011 at 12:20 pm

I definitly add in cardio on teh day of my cheat meal during the offseason. It makes me feel better lol

And I have to say I seriously love Cody. I’m such a cat person and he rocks!
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18 Courtney May 5, 2011 at 12:59 pm

Haha, thank you :)

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19 Khushboo May 5, 2011 at 12:27 pm

Courtney, you are a beast! Awesome workout! My weekend workouts always seem to be more intense, prob because I know indulgence will soon follow! Enjoy your night, that extra drink (and I’m guessing cupcake) will be well-deserved!
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20 Melissa May 5, 2011 at 12:34 pm

Great job! I feel better about indulging if I get a really good workout in, so I try to sweat a little more on days when I know I’m going out to eat or to an event. Or, if I overdo it the day before, I’ll step up my workout to get back on track.

Love the Cody picture! Very festive!

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21 Gabriela @ Une Vie Saine May 5, 2011 at 12:55 pm

I push myself more the day AFTER indulging, usually. I’ve found that trying to preemptively prepare for a big meal works against my favor, because then I’m more likely to stuff myself to the point of feeling sick. Plus, big meals = lots of energy the next day!!
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22 Jamie aka "Sometimes Healthy" Girl May 5, 2011 at 12:55 pm

I didn’t make the Margarita Cake! Mission fail :-( Too tired!But I linked to it in my blog because I think it looks AMAZE. Love the cute picture of cody ;-)

I definitely try to up my workouts when I plan to indulge. It makes me enjoy the indulgence just a lil more!
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23 Liz @ IHeartVegetables May 5, 2011 at 1:43 pm

hahaha how do you go EARLY To a 5:45am class!??! I’m impressed, haha. You earned that extra margarita ;)
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24 Katy (The Singing Runner) May 5, 2011 at 1:44 pm

Haha! LOVE that picture!!!! :D

I try to amp up my workouts a little and have a lighter lunch and dinner if I know that I am going to be indulging later.
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25 Jillian May 5, 2011 at 2:19 pm

Yes! I just did a few weeks ago prior to a trip to Atlantic City. It makes me feel better about the fact that I will be indulging, rather than making up for it afterwards!

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26 chelsey @ clean eating chelsey May 5, 2011 at 3:47 pm

I usually don’t “amp it up” because I know I don’t eat like that every day and it will just balance out!
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27 Elena @ GagaForGrapefruit May 5, 2011 at 3:58 pm

GIRL! i have so much respect for you getting up that early for a class! i don’t even know if i could peel myself out of bed BY 5:45, let alone any earlier than that! MAD PROPS! and those bowls are adorable! love love!
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28 Amanda (Eating Up) May 5, 2011 at 6:56 pm

Great recipes! I’m definitely bookmarking the margarita cake! Ole!

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29 Jardan May 6, 2011 at 1:53 am

Sometimes I do extra exercise if I know I’m going to be indulging later on in the day. But sometimes, we go out and it’s unplanned so I try and balance it out the next day by eating healthier and moving a little bit more :) Or SOMETIMES, I just enjoy it and forget about it ;)

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