Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Looking Forward to Chocolate Milk

I am looking forward to the day when I can drink chocolate milk after my workouts again. I'm not sure if I'm going to try the vegan thing right through to the end of July or not, but I really would have liked a chocolate milk after my workout today...

...mostly because it was dang hot in the gym. You know you're in trouble when you walk in the gym and the front door is open. That means the AC is not working.

And I train in a stuff, stinky old gym so I was drenched by the time I had finished my first real set of squats. Here's the full workout rundown...

1A) Parallel Squats - 4x5
1B) Inverted Rows - 2x25

2A) Olympic Squats - 3x10
2B) Back Extension - 3x8

With warm-up, that lasted 45 minutes. Then I walked home and tried a snack that wasn't even 1/10th as good as a chocolate milk would have been...

after workout snack: bowl of ezekial almond cereal with almond milk, hemp bliss, and straweberries. Not very good.

Time to get ready to film the July Workout of the Month, The TT Reconstruction Diet & Workout.

You're going to love it,

Craig Ballantyne, CSCS, MS

PS - Don't miss all of my workout videos on Youtube here:

=> www.Youtube.com/cbathletics

3 comments:

RICKY said...

gotta tell ya, i got the idea of exchanging my post-work out meal w/ 2 elementary-school-sized chocolate milks from this blog, great idea, i love it and was doing that for about three weeks.

this week though, i've been following a very strict - over the top diet that only consists of chicken/tuna/egg whites/non-root vegetables... and its killing me! trying to consume 1800 calories of the above is not easy.

but my real point here... i cannot wait for my $0.85 chocolate milk!!

Splash said...

Funny you should write this. I was looking at this the other day. I mean to try it someday, but I hate shopping, so the ingredients are a bit of an obstacle......anyway, here is a vegan chocolate milk substitute.

http://rawepicurean.net/2009/05/14/exotic-chocolate-milk/

Bill Kain said...

Hey Craig,
Just a quick comment.
As per the chocolate milk issue, I really think it's more a matter of habit and convenience. A bowl of cereal will be hard pressed to replace that.
Have you tried chocolate hemp milk? or choc. almond milk, or even choc. soy milk? Might just do the trick for you...
Keep at it,
Bill