There's nothing quite like lounging with some pals after a long day of work, sipping margaritas and dipping chips in guacamole. It's not healthy to indulge like that every night, but Cinco de Mayo gives me an excuse to put a little ole into my evening. Because I'll be heading from the office to a fiesta, I'm going to set my alarm earlier tomorrow morning to make sure I work out.
It's tempting to adopt an all or nothing attitude whenever there's a holiday that encourages indulgence. Instead of resigning to more unhealthy habits just because you'll be indulging during dinner, use your morning workout to feel better about your splurges. You'll be able to enjoy them more without the added guilt of skipping your workout.
Want to know how much activity you need to burn off a shot of tequila? Just read more
If you haven't used watermelon to make a cool cocktail (or icy popsicle!), I highly recommend you do so soon. Summer is the perfect time for watermelon cocktails because the melons are insanely ripe and deliciously sweet.
While you could use a margarita mix, it doesn't take that long to puree fresh melon in a blender. I prefer my margaritas on the rocks, but if you like yours smooth, feel free to blitz all of the ingredients to make a frozen cocktail.
This was a refreshingly divine cocktail, so get the recipe now and read more
Cinco de Mayo has finally arrived! You may be in the mood to celebrate with a cold beverage today. How do you choose between a margarita and a Mexican beer with a squeeze of lime? Quite possibly knowing the caloric content of each drink would help you decide. Take this short quiz to see how these two faves stack up against each other.
Take the Quiz
I seriously thought I'd make it out of my 20s without ever having made Jell-O shots. However, sometimes a party calls for a little extra fun.
Last week I was pulled aside and asked if I could make 60 Jell-O shots by the next day. Being YumSugar, I said sure thing, no problem; it wasn't until later that I went into panic mode. Jell-O shots? Seriously? How do I make them? What's the correct ratio? What do I serve them in? After a few minutes on Google, the panic went away, and soon I had several unpredictable flavors and a clever serving tip. So I bought my supplies, spent an hour in the kitchen, and the next day there were Jell-O shots in three flavors: margarita, classic cherry, and spiked tropical punch.
If you've always wanted to try Jell-O shots, get my recipes and tips on how to serve when you read more
Fit-a-Rita is a sugar-free, instant margarita mix with added minerals, vitamins and herbal extracts designed to buffer the toxic effects of alcohol. The average margarita has over 200 calories, while a Fit-a-Rita margarita has just six calories (without tequila of course - it markets better that way). No sugar. No carbs. And it contains as much anti-oxidants as two glasses of red wine. Interested? Visit Fit-A-Rita.com to order it for yourself.
In theory, I like the idea. However, when it comes down to it if I am going to splurge on a margarita, I am going to splurge on a real margarita. Though I will say I have not tried it, and it could be wonderful, though I am skeptical. What do you guys think? Does the Fit-a-Rita fit your idea of a good time?
You have got to try this yoga pose: Extended Side Angle. Work your legs while stretching your side - it feels great.
Today, May 5th is Pilates Day. Hopefully there is a studio participating near you so you can check out the method.
If you are looking for a new suit, check out these sexy backs by Speedo.
Evangeline Lilly's beauty is not Lost on us. Read what she does to keep looking so great.
Do you eat Hot Pockets? You might want to read this nutritional breakdown of them before you nuke your next hot pocket.
Here's the skinny on some not-so-healthy health foods.
Do you know which drink has less calories, a mint julep or a margarita.
Want to see if the city you live in made it on the list of the top 10 cities with the most smog.
There are seven habits of healthy people. Hopefully your habits would make the list.
May is all about Skin Cancer Awareness. Get a free skin cancer screening.
See what a pound of muscle can do for you.
Tomorrow, May 5th, is chock full of festivites: The Kentucky Derby and Cinco de Mayo. Both events have drinks associated with them, the Derby drink is the Mint Julep and the Margarita for Cinco de Mayo. Do you know which one has less calories?