Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Feliz Dia De Los Reyes!

I am not sure if any of you ever heard of The Day of the (three)Kings so here is a little explanations from wiki:

In Spain, and some Latin American countries Epiphany day is called El Día de los Reyes (The Day of the Kings), i.e., the day when a group of Kings or Magi, as related in the second chapter of the gospel of Matthew, arrived to worship and bring three gifts to the baby Jesus after following a star in the heavens. This day is sometimes known as the Día de los Tres Reyes Magos (The day of the Three Royal Magi) or La Pascua de los Negros (Holy Day of the Blackmen) in Chile, although the latter is rarely heard. In Spanish tradition, on the day of January 6, three of the Kings: Melchior, Gaspar, and Balthazar, representing Europe, Arabia, and Africa, arrived on horse, camel and elephant, bringing respectively gold, frankincense and myrrh to the baby Jesus. Children (and many adults) polish and leave their Three Kings Dayshoes ready for the Kings' presents before they go to bed on the eve of January 6. Sweet wine, nibbles, fruit and milk are left for the Kings and their camels. In Mexico, it is traditional for children to leave their shoes, along with a letter with toy requests for the Three Kings, by the family nativity scene or by their beds. In some parts of northern Mexico the shoes and letters are left under the Christmas tree. The shoes may be filled with hay for the camels, so that the Kings will be generous with their gifts.

I like to call this day Christmas Part 2 lol. We usually exchange gifts today but times are tough so we are just going to go to my mom’s house and order din din from Lenny’s and I made my famous Cheesecake for dessert. It should be fun =)

Eats And Workouts

Ayer for Lunch I had 1/2 a cup of Brown Rice with 1 cup of Spanish Style Roman Beans. I hope you guys are not tired of seeing this

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Whenever I make this, it tastes more and more like mother’s…she would be so proud!

After work I had to rush to Auto Zone because my “service engine light” came on again and I wanted them to run a diagnostic on it. After that I went to the supermarket to grab some more Kale and other things. It’s so sad that everyone that works in the supermarket knows me, I go there WAY too much. I came home and dropped off my groceries than ran BACK out to drop off my car at the mechanic so that he can work on it today. By the time I started to cook din din, I was rushing around. I decided that it was too late to bake the tofu so instead I made a stir-fry. I threw it on the stovetop with Peanut Butter, Sesame Teriyaki Sauce and Szechuan Hot Paste. I paired it with left over Cranberry and Apple Dressing and Kale Chips

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I was soooo tired last night and had no urge to workout but I refuse to stop my January Jillian Challenge so early in the game. After a couple of hours of talking myself into it, I finally dragged my bum off the couch and did my scheduled workout with the Fitness Ultimatum and burned 380 calories in 40 minutes. I have been trying to get in contact with someone in the technical dept because for some reason the game is not giving me a score at the end of the workout. It’s supposed to tell me how I did with each exercise but for the last two workouts, all I get are zeros! And Mari doesn't get zeros! UPDATE: on the phone with them right now.

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This morning I woke up around 8:30 and just loafed on the couch; I heart “Staycations”. For Breakfast I had Chobani Strawberry Yogurt with PB and 2 Oatmeal Raisin Cookies and my usual coffee on the side.

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Jillian Update: I just got off the phone with Larry from the tech dept and he told me to workout again and see what happens so I am off to get my ass handed back to me by jil jil…Have a great day!!!!!!!

Namaste…

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19 comments :

  1. strangers telling you to workout!
    loves it!
    hope jillians score works out!

    I was about to work out last night when the dog started cuddling with me. it jsut turned out to a cuddling night :) lol

    i got a new app on my ipod that tell sme if i vaccum for 30 mins I will burn 100 cals :-)

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  2. Hope the scores get all figured out! That's kind of frustrating! Nice double workout :)

    <3 jess
    xoxo

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  3. Score of 0! Uh oh hope it works again! I need to make your tofu. MM MM.

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  4. I hope you get the game to work. I want to hear good things about this since I may purchase for myself. In the meantime I am sticking to the videos.

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  5. I hate technology! I hope you can get it to work.

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  6. the three kings totally left us presents when i was a kid! we would put out carrots for their camels on the front porch.

    i'd forgotten that was today!

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  7. i totally remember this day in spanish class..we would get candy and it was AWESOME

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  8. Jillll - love her!

    MMM! That berrilicious yogurt treat looks so yummy!

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  9. The Day of the Kings sounds fun! Hope you have a wonderful day. Yogurt combo looks good!

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  10. I want a Christmas Day 2!

    Hope you got your techy mishap resolved!! Have a great night, Mari!

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  11. Isn't technology so annoying?! I hope it worked out the second time! That's a lot of calories burned, nice ;)

    Enjoy your second Christmas, but remember your weight loss goal (yes, I am the diet Nazi, just helping out here). It's easy to overcompensate with food after working out hard, but you don't lose weight that way, right?1 I hope you don't mind me throwing in some motivating tips for you. If they are annoying, you tell me!

    HAve a wonderful evening Mari.

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  12. That's right! You do not score a zero! Maybe you scored so high that it doesn't register? =)

    Awesome job on keeping up with your workout,even though you didn't want to! That's how you'll reach your goal!

    Enjoy your 2nd Christmas with your family!

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  13. You totally cracked me up on the last statement! Go get her, girl!

    The Russian Orthodox celebrate Christmas on the 7th...I think it might be a similar thing.

    Hope you have a wonderful time!

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  14. OMG love, this dinner looks so amazing!!!

    I hope it all works out for you :|

    XXOO
    Kris

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  15. I don't comment on your blog nearly enough...

    There is not much that frustrates me more than when technology doesn't work like it's supposed to. I hope it all gets figured out. After a hard workout, I would want a score too!

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  16. I have definitely heard of this holiday. My Spanish teacher told us about it when I was in elementary school and my brother and I loved it because it meant we got more presents! I'm pretty sure my parents rue the day that we found out about it lol.

    Love the eats today. Don't even complain about how often you go to the supermarket. The workers there know my life history lol.

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  17. you are always calling people up, i love it!

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  18. He told you to work out again, ha ha! I'd be like, how about you do it for me ;-)

    Hope they fixed the problem.

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