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Make It a Morning Workout on Cinco de Mayo

There's nothing quite like lounging with some pals after a long day of work, sipping margaritas and dipping chips in guacamole. It's not healthy to indulge like that every night, but Cinco de Mayo gives me an excuse to put a little ole into my evening. Because I'll be heading from the office to a fiesta, I'm going to set my alarm earlier tomorrow morning to make sure I work out.

It's tempting to adopt an all or nothing attitude whenever there's a holiday that encourages indulgence. Instead of resigning to more unhealthy habits just because you'll be indulging during dinner, use your morning workout to feel better about your splurges. You'll be able to enjoy them more without the added guilt of skipping your workout.

Want to know how much activity you need to burn off a shot of tequila? Just


A 130-pound woman would have to run 6 mph (or 10 min/mi) for 10 minutes to burn 98 calories, the equivalent of a 1.5 ounce shot of tequila. Will you be working out tomorrow morning?


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nancita nancita 8 years
I had every intention of working out this morning, but I was so sleepy and I had to be at work early. So I let myself sleep instead. Damn.
Alissa-TG Alissa-TG 8 years
I won't work out in the morning, but as usual, will hit the gym during my lunch break, and at least get on my stair stepper after work - having nothing to do with Cinco de Mayo.
Spectra Spectra 8 years
GlowingMoon--I know what you mean. I'm also pretty small and when I weighed about 5-7 lbs less than I do now, I looked like a little kid, LOL. When I have a little more muscle on me, I look more like a woman. Plus, it's more fun to be able to have a little more muscle so I can eat a little more! :)
GlowingMoon GlowingMoon 8 years
I did indulge this weekend, as I'm trying to put on some weight. I'm trying to get up to a size 4. (Don't hate me, please. I'm very petite. When I'm a size 4, I look normal size). However, I'm still maintaining my exercise habit. I just finished weight training.
Chicagomarie Chicagomarie 8 years
Everyday without fail....not always in the AM since I often work at 6am (yeah I'm not getting up at 4am to go running, that's when bad things happen to small girls, or and girls, like me). And since it's finals week for me, there will be no tequila until after papers and finals are done.
Jess8902 Jess8902 8 years
I'll work out in the morning, but not because of Cinco de Mayo..
Spectra Spectra 8 years
Yep, I'll be working tomorrow morning, just like I work out every morning. I like to indulge a little bit too...I see no sense in just saying "Well, today's shot, I might as well eat everything in sight and drink 3 margaritas". I like to work out to balance my splurges.
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