Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Today's Food and an Unexpected Gift...

After work yesterday, I hit the gym for some cardio. 40 minutes of steady state on the elliptical (all the Stairmasters were full again, boooo!), plus 5 min cool-down. Back at home I heated up dinner - chili and bread for the family, Swai (white fish) and steamed zucchini for me. I'm really liking Swai! A few hours later I was able to enjoy my bowl of chocolate peanut-butter protein ice cream. Absolutely loving that!! My little ice-cream maker is perfect for it! 20 minutes and it's ready! Woohoo!


Morning came early, lol, and 6:30 found me liftin' with Tab. I did Big-Girl Deadlifts today :-) I've always done stiff-legged deadlifts, but these are the other ones, with the "squat" and using the olympic bar. I did 90 lbs... not bad for my first time :-) We also wrapped my wrists for the first time... I'll be heading to Sport Chalet later to pick up a set of wraps for my own. I liked the deadlifts... a lot :-)
Figure Competition Diet - Breakfast, oatmeal pancakes with strawberry banana syrup


Back home, I whipped up a batch of oatmeal pancakes and syrup to take to work with me for breakfast. Super yummage! I did strawberry-banana syrup and it was awesome!  I guess calling that syrup isn't really accurate because it was pretty chunky, but oh, so so so good!


Here's my food info for today...
 
Breakfast - Pancakes: Oatmeal w/protein powder, ground flax, cinnamon mixed with unsweetened almond milk, with my Berry Syrup (strawberry-banana).
Snack
: 4 oz swai (white fish), apple.
Lunch
- 4 oz ground beef in an orange pepper, steamed with 1/2 cup quinoa pudding/porridge.
Snack
- 3 oz grilled chicken breast & 2 cups steamed broccoli/cauliflower. 

Dinner - 3 oz chicken breast and a cup of sliced raw pepper
Pre-bed Snack
- Protein Ice Cream with peanut butter.

Today's Numbers (click on the pictures above to view all the info): 1482 calories; 40% protein, 34% carb, 27% fat. 34.7 g fiber.



An Unexpected Gift...
After my workout this morning, Tab and I were talking about my training, and my goals and timeline (more on that next week), and she said, "I have a present for you."  Well, heck, I like presents :-)


She handed me this...

That green bracelet says "BELIEVE" on one side, and "IAAC" on the other. This is the same bracelet that she wore throughout her Figure competition training. I was overwhelmed. And honored.


Then she told me what IAAC stands for...


I Am A Champion.


Damnit, now I'm crying again.

6 comments:

  1. Chelle,

    You are AMAZING! I so idolize you making all those wonderful meals, training for and reaching your goals, and sharing it with all of us. Keep up the awesome work and an inspiration!

    Tammy

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  2. That's so sweet of Tab to give you that bracelet. How meaningful and supportive! I love it :)

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  3. What a lovely gift :)Its wonderful that you have such thoughtful people around you!
    and I have "ground beef day" on Friday so will be putting them in Bell peppers

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  4. You are a champion!!! You amaze me everyday with all your hard work and progression! :)

    Lori

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  5. Hi Chelle,

    Thank you so much for sharing and providing great details. You are an inspiration!

    Wendy

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  6. My sister-in-law ROCKS! Love you girl...way to go!

    Sandi

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