Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Feel the Burn

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.