Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Food, Workouts, and Injury

Clean Eating Cooler - Chelle's food for today - Figure Competition Diet
Breakfast -  Oatmeal (half cup dry, 1 scoop vanilla protein powder, 2 Tbsp ground flax, 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon, mixed with water).
Snack: Chelle's Chicken Mini Loaf with small nectarine.
Lunch - 4 oz Chicken Breast with 1/2 cup grilled peppers/zucchini, 1 cup
steamed asparagus and half cup quinoa .
Snack -  Chelle's Chicken Mini Loaf with
steamed zucchini and 10 raw almonds.
Dinner (post-cardio)  - 4 oz chicken breast with
steamed asparagus.
Pre-bed Snack -
Protein Ice Cream.

Today's Numbers (click on the picture above to view all the info & meal pictures):
1444 calories
47% protein
30% carb
22% fat
31.5 g fiber

Workout Activity....
Legs - interrupted by injury  (am)
Cardio - going to aim for 40 minutes steady state on elliptical. (pm)

Wait, did she say her leg workout was interrupted by an injury??

Yes, Injury. *$%#@!!!!!  Today was single-leg day... a brutal but necessary part of my training. I was fully prepared to do the pukey... it is leg day, after all. I was not fully prepared, or in any way, shape, or form prepared, for injury. My right hamstring objected to the workout.

It began on the single leg press - just a "oh hello" kind of pain, that got even stronger the second round, and when we moved to the 2nd round of pistol squats, it seized and dropped me. Tab, the Goddess of All Things Fitness, worked on it, and worked on it, allowing me to walk out of the studio at the end under my own power, but it did unfortunately end my workout, and might stop me from this evening's cardio - we'll see.

Ice, Rest, AVOID Anti-inflammatories (bad for the muscles), and hope for the best. The drive home HURT. Going up the stairs HURT. Down, no problem. As the day is progressing, it's less randomly-make-me-cry-pain, and more what's left over after a charlie-horse. As I sit on my ice-pack, I am crossing all my fingers and toes hoping that I can do cardio this evening, that this was some kind of fluke, and not an absolute injury.

Hamstring injury - biceps femoris Sitting on an ice pack. Fun.

Adding insult to injury... This was in my email this morning.
Godiva chocolate treats
Really, Godiva? REALLY?? That's just mean.  


  1. Chelle, I am really enjoying your blog! I am a fellow blogger, fellow mommy and fellow 1st time competitor, 136 days out. It's great to read what someone else is going through! Good luck and I will keep reading!

  2. Hi Peggy! Thanks :-) I'm following your blog, too! LOL! Best wishes in your journey... there's nothing like it!!