Hello All! It’s finally Friday! And the sun is back out! WOO HOO!
I think it’s sad that it’s August and I have to be happy about the sun. The weather up here has been insane all summer long. (I say that as if I live in Canada or Alaska or something.)
So I was talking to one of my BFFs Liz about diversifying my workouts and she told me I should look into buying Jackie Warner’s Workout One on One Training with Jackie. Liz graduated with a Phys. Ed. degree and was a personal trainer at New York Sports Clubs for three years while working on her masters to be a teacher. She is also a former soccer teammate with a rockin body. She has a 2 year old daughter and if you were to look at her you’d never know. She is naturally (and luckily) smaller in frame, but she’s also worked very hard to tone her body, especially after the baby. I asked her what she did to get her rockin body back and she said weight training is what helped her most.
Liz and I giving her twin sister Amy a bride sandwich. This picture was taken four months after Liz had her daughter. She had lost 10 pounds in that time by weight training, and still lost another 5 pounds after without trying. Can you believe that after 10 years of being BFFs with these two that I can’t find any other recent pics? And this was from October of 2007?!
Upon her suggestion, I ordered Jackie Warner’s Workout: One on One Training with Jackie. As soon as it gets here, I’ll be sure to let you know how I feel about it.
Have anyone of you guys out there tried her DVD?
OK now on to the chocolate milk.
I don’t drink much milk but I do love me some soy milk. Part of the reason for my massive weight gain in college was my love for Nestle’s Nesquik full fat milk that was available to us via food points on my meal plan. One serving had 200 calories, 5 grams of fat, and 30 grams of sugar. Each container had about 2.5 servings. I drank this about 4 times a week…you do the math. (this, on top of mozzarella sticks and whatever crap I could get my hands on just before the late night session of the food center closed)
Even though this made me SO SICK every time I drank it, it was like a drug. It was SO GOOD and I couldn’t stop going back for more. (I can’t say my late night munchies were exactly controllable if you know what I mean)
Since my college years I have given up all things drink that have calories (except beer, wine, and soymilk) and focus on water, unsweetened teas and of course, coffee. But I have found out recently that chocolate milk is the best thing to drink after a workout—especially after lifting.
Now, I can’t lie, I’ve actually known this for quite some time, but I was just reminded by my Women’s Health magazine, so I thought I’d share it.
According to the magazine:
There's way more to milk than just calcium. In fact, it's a damn near perfect food, giving you a lot of valuable energy while keeping your calorie count low, says nutritionist Susan Kleiner, Ph.D. The chocolate kind is loaded with calcium, vitamins, and minerals just like the plain stuff, but new studies confirm that milk with a touch of cocoa is as powerful as commercial recovery drinks at replenishing and repairing muscles.
So go have a glass of low-fat chocolate milk (or chocolate soymilk) after your workout. What a great way to kick off your weekend!