Having always taken the easy way out and purchased ready-made pico de gallo, my current detox has got me scrutinizing ingredients in everything. What I found in making my own pico de gallo is that I can tailor it to my own tastes (more peppers, a little less jalapeño) and leave the veggies chunkier so that every bite is bursting with flavor. Of course, I love fresh pico, but my real incentive for making it was to make Spicy Black Bean Soup (pictured below). Yum! Makes 4 cups.
1 small onion, diced
2 cups grape tomatoes, sliced into quarters
1/2 red bell pepper, diced
1/2 orange bell pepper, diced
1/2 yellow bell pepper, diced
1/2 green bell pepper, diced
1 medium jalapeño, diced
1/2 cup fresh cilantro, minced
zest and juice from 1 lime
1 tsp salt
Combine all ingredients in a large bowl and allow flavors to meld for several hours before using. Refrigerate for storage, up to 4 days.
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I’ve been experiencing foot pain recently—and I don’t know why it didn’t occur to me to turn my shoes over to look at the tread!!! When I did, I was horrified. No wonder I was having foot pain; my tread was worn thin. Yikes!!! And now tomorrow’s run gets a brand new pair of (my favorite!) @brooksrunning shoes! 🏃🏼♀️💜👊🏼 #runhappy #running #runningshoes #newshoes #mindthetread #personaltrainer #fitnessover50
How believable are the numbers you see on cardio machines??
In a word (okay, two words), not very!
BUT WAIT!! There is a way to improve the accuracy and trust the numbers from one workout to the next.
I’m so glad you asked! 😂
Use the same machine each time you workout. That is, try to use the same treadmill, the same elliptical, or in my case today, the same blasted stair stepper that I used last week.
Why? Because they’re notoriously wrong. But even more so if you’re using the machine on the end one day and the sixth one down the next time. These machines get A LOT of use, and the don’t get calibrated often (or ever!), so the numbers aren’t particularly reliable.
But using the same machine each time at least allows you to assume that the numbers from that machine will give you a reasonably accurate, apples-to-apples comparison from one workout to the next.
So, last time I tortured myself on this exact stair stepper I did 99 floors in 30 minutes, today I did 101. Progress! 👊🏼💖 #personaltrainer #gymtips #cardio #healthylifecoach