A few weeks ago, I won a giveaway on Lena B. 's YouTube channel. It was a fitness giveaway. She had some DVD's and such that were too hard on her back. I won the second prize, which was two EXTREME type of workouts.
Chunk's nose, because cats.
The Cross Fire workout is a step workout, so I chose the To The Max workout this morning. I'm tired of feeling frustrated and whine-y about the beer flab not budging, so I'm stepping up my workout game. I am a Yogi, and I shy away from anything extreme. I find extreme anything -flavor, workout, adventures, all of it a little aggressive for my nature. But, at the same time this beer flab is aggressively holding on , so it's time to get EXTREME! My legs feel like jelly, and I'm in pretty good shape, or so I thought. Nothing like a new workout to humble you. I did suicide drills! Have I ever done suicide drills, I don't know but the name kind of says a lot. My cats are usually all under me and over me when I'm working out, but this morning they stayed a safe distance while looking at me like I was insane. It's the same look I get when I do Hip Hop Abs. I didn't do the whole 55 minutes, some of the workout used this resistance type band that I don't have, but I did a good twenty five minutes, and I feel pretty proud because it was tough. I followed it up with ten minutes of abs. I feel proud because I pushed myself out of my comfort zone, and also I feel proud because it feels a lot better being proactive than feeling helpless. I will be doing much harder cardio until I start seeing results. I don't even want to be skinny, it's just the flab is a reminder of a different me, and I need to fully shed that layer.
I wanted to thank Unknown for suggesting these Cuban Black beans from Trader Joe's. These beans are what I always want my black beans to taste like! They have green peppers, which I usually despise cooked, but here they were fine. The ingredient list is short and sweet, beans, green peppers and spices. And the can is only ninety nine cents! I love Trader Joe's so much!
I served some up over rice, with some pickled jalapeno and avocado. I also added a dollop of garlic tahini sauce, and of course a drizzle of hot sauce. I'm enjoying the garlic tahini sauce kind of as a sub for vegan sour cream. I also used a couple of small tortillas for wrapping. This was a really satisfying meal. If you haven't tried the Cuban black beans, you should. They aren't spicy so if you're sensitive, don't worry!