The past several months I have been going to a women's boxing gym. The workouts are comprised of 12 circuits, each with a different exercise, and we usually go through the circuits 3 times spending 30-45 seconds on each circuit. It kicks my butt. Usually by the 3rd exercise I'm dripping in sweat and leave a puddle behind me. Gross.
I've learned to drink a lot of water before these workouts, and it also helps to eat a little something. Well, last week I had a brand new container of salsa at home and thought, "Hey, I'll have chips and salsa before boxing!" Seemed like a good idea at the time. Except, I love that salsa (it is fresh stuff from Trader Joes). I ate half the container. I'm not kidding. I ate half a container of spicy salsa. And then I worked out. I had the WORST heartburn ever. That salsa was burnin me up! After every exercise I'd have to bend over because I was in so much pain... FROM THE SALSA! Peppers and jump rope don't mix.
Lesson learned: don't eat salsa before working out. It is a really stupid idea.