Thursday, June 23, 2011

Hamstrings, Guns, Protein Ice Cream - and Euro-Training

I had my appointment with the Sports Massage Therapist yesterday afternoon. Like I said yesterday, this is the same gal I saw 2 years ago when I pulled my lat while training for  the burlesque show. She remembered me (lol), and we chatted as she worked on me. I had to laugh when she told me that I'd lost a ton of weight since the last time she saw me because my body is so different. I'm actually only 2 or 3 lbs lower than the last time! It's the type of weight, lol. I've spent the last couple years sculpting my goal weight, and so my body is very different, but the weight isn't. I know I'm goofy, but that really struck me as funny. But see... there's another proof that the scale is NOT the end-all, be-all. Same weight, different body.

Anyway. When she was done with me, I was sore, but felt better (certainly relaxed!).  We chatted about the nature of my injury (pulled hamstring), and how to handle it. It's going to be a balancing act to keep from aggravating it, while finding a way to train my weakest link... legs. At this moment, though, I'm not worried.

I headed from there over to the other Mountainside (from Shea to Bell), and attended Tab's 15 minute Abs Express class. OMG. I am so sore! There will be no sneezing, no coughing, no laughing! Woot! While the class moved on to Muscle work, I headed out on the floor. I started on the bike - 10 minutes of intervals, moved to the funky glider thing for 10 minutes of intervals, then to the elliptical for another 10, then back to the bike for cooldown. The bike was brutal. I had actually planned to do 30 minutes of intervals followed by 10 steady state minutes on the bike, but couldn't make it! My quads burned! Burn, burn, burn! Genius that I am not, it did not occur to me to lower my resistance and incline. I will do so next time. Hopefully make it longer than 10 minutes. Yikes.

From there, I drove straight to the bowling alley. With some unexpected errand running for work, then my appt, then class, I ended up missing my Snack 2, so dinner got a bit of extra chicken breast, and my ice cream got a bit of extra protein powder, to make up the difference. I worked on next week's meal plan while the guys bowled.

Once back home, Shi and Bethy had a bunch of friends over, and when we walked in, the girls started clamoring for Mom to "show those guns!" Bill just laughed, while I accommodated them. I have to admit, it was a cool moment when the boys' eyes bugged at my muscles, LOL! Shiloh said, "My mom rocks!"  Awwww, that almost makes up for her sneaking bites of my protein ice cream. :-)

It is really neat to have my kids so proud of what I'm doing, and my transformation. It's a validation, and a true joy. Despite the occasional violation of The Rules, I've got the greatest family. :-)

Last night's bedtime protein ice cream was incredible :-) I ended up with room in my numbers for fat, so I added a tablespoon of peanut butter to my chocolate fudge brownie ice cream.... glorious!

Chelle's Chocolate Fudge Brownie -Peanut Butter Protein Ice Cream
1 scoop Chocolate Beverly Ultimate Muscle Protein powder
1 cup chocolate unsweetened almond milk
1 Tablespoon Natural Peanut Butter
10 drops Capella Chocolate Fudge Brownie flavor drops
8 drops Chocolate Stevia (optional)

Blend well, then pour into ice cream maker (or do the ziploc thing)

Today's Funny... 
This came to me courtesy of @thefaithkeith on twitter. I linked over and had the best 5 minutes of my day...  I was cracking up in my office (sure she's working) while watching this. Tab, my dearest besty and most brutally effective trainer/coach... this is for you! [and I have no doubt that my next workout might include shades of this, rofl!!]


  1. That was stinkin hilarious!!! I cannot wait to show this to my hubby!!! Thanks for the laughs, Chelle!! Also, the rules are sooo true. Everyone is always sneaking my food after it is weighed, measured, packaged...drives me crazy!!! LOL
    Have a great weekend!

  2. OMG!!! LOL LOL. Thanks for that freaking laugh..OMG!!I needed that:)..LOL..LOL..Kaii528

  3. WHat you said about the scale is so true! I was actually just showing off your progres photos to a friend when she asked how much you weighed before vs now, and when I said it's only like a 2 pound difference, her mind was blown lol.

    It's pretty incredible how we've shaped our whole idea of fitness around weight when it's such a deceptive tool.

  4. EURO...TRAINING, EURO...TRAINING!!!!! Ahhhhhhhhhhh!!! LMAO!!!!!!!
    Best laugh I've had all week!!!