Monday, July 19, 2010

Bye Bye 20’s…

Today is officially my last day in the 20’s! and honestly I am all sorts of excited! I feel like a fine wine; I am getting better with age. You guys saw me in my early 20’s…I would not go back to THAT for anything in the world. I am living a healthy active life and have met so many great people in the process.

Birthday Dinner Update:

I decided that I will have my birthday dinner at 7 PM on Friday the 23rd at 5 Burros. I WAS going to do it in the City but the trip from the city to 71st and Continental is not that bad so hopefully you guys can make it. Please email me, if you are planning to come…I am going to get there a little early to get us a table and I need a head count =). Thank you in advance to those who are coming out to celebrate my cumpleaño! =) I really appreciate it and can’t wait to toast my 30’s with you!

Eats and Workouts:

On Friday, I did some shopping with my family and then we headed to the Jardin De China for din din. I have mentioned this place before on my blog; I have been going here since I was in my mom’s belly and basically grew up eating here. I always get the rice and beans with some sort of meat so this time was going to be a little different. I studied and STUDIED the menu and eventually decided on the Baked Fish with Shrimp

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I was a little disappointed with the fish, it tasted too fatty. I ended up eating all the shrimp and just some of the Fish.

I also had the Rice and Beans….

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After din din we went on a search for dessert. We KNEW what we wanted but had a hard time finding it. Finally we found it! Mamita’s Ice!

“Mamita's Ices is family owned and operated. The first of our family came to the United States from the Dominican Republic in 1990. In 2000 we started our company as a small home based business. Working out of our kitchen we created the famous "Mamita's" Home Style recipe. With just a couple of pots and pans and 1 freezer our journey began. Using nothing but the best ingredients, we strived to make great tasting ices, which taste the same today as they did when we first started.”

Courtesy of Mamita’s

I love supporting “my people”! ha

I had the Raspberry Cream Ice which was so good and only 170 Calories!

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I contacted the company and I am hoping to get a tour of their establishment….Another tidbit; their headquarters is right near my house!

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On Saturday morning I had one of my muffins with Oikos Honey Yogurt and my usual Cafe Con Leche with FF Milk

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I spent most of the day like this

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And I did a lot of STUDYING!

For Lunch I made myself a Black Bean Burger with Mayo and Ketchup Mix, Nature’s Pride Bun, Tomato, and Wasabi Peas!

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And some water with Crystal Light’s Kiwi and Strawberry Pure Fitness 

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For din din, I ended up having 2 protein muffins with PB…I was studying and lazy and not in the mood to cook.

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Sunday Morning I overslept and had to rush to make it to my Intensati class.

Before heading out, I had a protein muffin with PB and my usual Cafe con Leche

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My 12th IntenSati workout was hardcore! Erika really knows how to push us to our limits but ayer was extra hard because the AC was breaking down! Every time I attend her class, I feel like a badass in a hip hop video! I always leave the class walking with some extra swag hahaha. Sadly this might be my last class with Erika. She announced ayer that she will be going on Tour with Rock Of Ages! (CONGRATS LADY!!!!) but unfortunately she will be out for the next 2 weeks and comes back for 2 more and then leaves for 6 months! And since the challenge is over in 2 weeks, ayer was my last class with her.

When I got home from the gym, I refueled with a Green Monster made with Strawberries, cup of FF Milk, Splenda, Spinach, and 1 scoop of Light Muscle Milk

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And Wasabi Peas!

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For din din I was craving pasta. I made some Buitoni Pasta 4 Cheese Ravioli with Vodka Sauce and a Side Salad with Lettuce, Tomato, Reduced Fat Feta Cheese, and dressing (POM juice with Splenda)

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Even though we are in the middle of a heat wave, I still had the urge to bake! Mari needs her Muffins! ::insert cookie monster voice here::

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Nothing makes me happier than a Fresh out of the oven Muffin! (until I burn my tongue! will I ever learn?)

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This morning I found it march harder to get up…I didn’t roll out of bed until 4:50 which thankfully was okay since the gym I was going to today was a little closer.

Today was my 13th workout AND you know how much I HATE that number! But there was nothing unlucky about Darbi’s Class! Before class, I chatted a bit with Norn whom introduced me to some more people (thanks Norn!). BTW ya’ll should Check out his take on the Warrior Challenge! He goes into more depth as to what we are doing…I don’t do the classes any justice lol. Today’s theme was Heart’s Joy and we had to yell out affirmations such as “I am Brilliant” “I am Sexy” “I’m Devine”. I love that Darbi makes us interact with one another, at one point she split the class in two and one side had to yell the affirmations and the other side had to repeat it. It looked al little chaotic but it was still a lot of fun.

This morning I was planning to have a yogurt mess for Breakfast but before class, I was talking to Chelsea and she mentioned that she was doing a juice cleanse and that just made me crave a Green Monster for breakfast. This one consisted of Spinach, Strawberries, Iced Coffee, and Splenda and paired it with a Banana and Chocolate Protein Muffin with a little bit of Peanut Butter.

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Well that is all for today! Make sure you check out my post mañana because I am celebrating my birthday with a giveaway!

Namaste…

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18 comments :

  1. so cool, Mari!
    have a beautiful birthday!
    I love when the leaders have us interact with each other, too!
    thank you for the link!
    oh, & I wanna try MAMITA'S ICE!!!

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  2. aw I wish I could go out with you for your birthday dinner!!! :(

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  3. enjoy your last day as a 20 something year old! But truth be told... 30 is the new 20.
    Do you have plans for tomorrow?

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  4. I love to hear your outlook on your birthday. So glad you're embracing 30 and continuing to make yourself healthy and feel good. That's the most important thing at any age!

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  5. Can't wait for your birthday!! We will all be stubbling out there from those drinks wooh wooh! Okay I need to try the class on a Monday so I can experience Darbi haha.

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  6. Happy Birthday chica!! You are kicking ass with those workouts! I wish I could come celebrate, but alas I am trapped in the heat bubble that is Arkansas! Have a margarita for me :)!

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  7. HAVE AN AMAZING BIRTHDAY LOVELY!!!

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  8. I LOVE your positive energy and your attitude about turning 30. So many people complain about it, but if you look on the bright side, it's not so bad! You're right, you're at your prime and you look FABULOUS. Embrace your new age. You deserve it!

    I burn my tongue all the time too. No, we'll never learn.

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  9. Oh, BY THE WAY....HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!!

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  10. I keep seeing posts with muffins and I would make some but the timing means a bunch may go in the trash, so I will wait. I just turned 30, and it is not so bad. Have a great birthday dinner.

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  11. love this post! because its muffin filled of course :) and because I want to wish the birthday girl the HAPPIEST birthday everrr!!!!!

    glad you had a nice weekend, you had some definate delicious eats, I love warm muffins right out of the oven!!

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  12. i hope you enjoy your 5 burritoes.. and i yelled at joseph for never getting me a mamita ice.. damn him!! i hope i'll see u this weekend, unless u sleep again, or don't pick up the phone!!! have a great b-day tomorrow!! i'll text u more special message manana.. ;-)

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  13. Happy Birtday Mari! Love how you're excited about turning 30. I'm about to turn 28 and couldn't be happier. I figure things are only going to get better!

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  14. Have an AMAZING birthday, you deserve it!!

    <3 jess
    xoxo

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  15. you are going to have an awesome birthday! Sounds so fun!
    I havent had muffins in ages.. i love bran and blueberry muffins :)

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  16. Yay! Welcome to the rare breed of bloggers that aren't in their 20's!!

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  17. Happy birthday babe! You'd better eat some seriously awesome food today. I want to see some cake! I'm going to do my best to make it on Friday...pray that the microscope gods are kind to me!

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  18. It was your last day in your 20's, you're allowed to sleep in.

    And I love 13!!! That's the date of my birthday and one of my tattoos is a 13, stay away from me! haha

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