There’s one in every crowd.
You know the one. The dude that you keep catching staring at you in the gym. You know it’s just a matter of time before he comes over to chat. Monday was that day.
First, you have to picture this guy. Mid-30s, frat boy hair cut, tattoos up on arm… fairly big guy with a little beer belly. He sauntered up to me while I was adding weight to the seated row machine.
He opened his mouth to reveal one of the most Southern accents I’ve heard in Atlanta.
Frat Man: “I believe that’s more than you weigh.”
Me: “Not quite, but close.”
Frat Man: “I’ve been watching you. You’re strong.”
Me: “Thank you.”
We went our separate ways, but I notice he’s still glancing over at me. Later I was doing my calf raises and he asked if he could work in. I obliged, but before he started, he had to add more commentary.
Frat Man: “I’m sorry I keep staring at you. I can’t help it – you look just like Tinkerbell.”
Me: “Well… thanks! I love Tinker.”
Frat Man: “I mean it. Straight from the TV… how much do you weigh?”
Me: “I’m not really sure.”
Frat Man: “Well, you look good.”
Me: “Thanks. Have a great workout.”
All of this went down in the least creepy way possible (trust me – I know creepy). Well, aside from the fact that he said he’s been watching me. LOL!
Slightly less funny, but still amusing. This was on the television at the gym yesterday morning:
I kind of wanted to stop and watch.
But I mentioned a giveaway, right?
This is one of the more exciting giveaways I’ve done, IMHO. Reason being is that I LOVE this product. Often I see giveaways for products that aren’t so great. Of course, everyone has different tastes… but I do make it a point to try samples before agreeing to a giveaway. There have been products I’ve turned down – I feel like it reflects badly on me if you are sent something that isn’t that great!
That’s not the case with this giveaway (or with the P28 Bread – I am in LOVE).
Chike contacted me about their coffee protein powder a few weeks ago. I was hesitant – often I find coffee-flavored stuff to be too fake. I like the real thing. The rep assured me the caffeine content was the same as a 2 espresso shots, and it was low sugar/low sodium I knew I had to give it a shot. Enter: a new addiction.
Who needs Starbucks when you can have a homemade protein mocha frapp with a fraction of the sugar? If you were to order a Grande (16 oz) Mocha Frappucchino Light at Starbucks, you’d be drinking 130 calories, 28g carbs, 26g sugar, and 4g of protein. You might as well just swallow 2 tablespoons of sugar.
With 20g of whey protein, 23 vitamins & minerals, and just 2g sugar, this powder makes for a perfect pre-workout shake. Sunday I was feeling really sluggish after eating too many salty truffle fries on cheat day (I woke up feeling hung over!), but I downed this before meeting my trainer and had a great leg workout.
In my re-creation of the frappuccino, you’ll only have the 2g of sugar from the Chike protein powder and an additional 6-7g from half of a banana. This is a mocha (any excuse for chocolate in the morning), but you could change up the flavors to recreate your favorite.
Check out this Pumpkin Frapp I did last fall, for example.
You guys know I can’t make a smoothie without adding spinach, so this delicious beverage has a slightly green-ish tint. The banana added natural sweetness and lent a creamy texture to the drink.
I can never stress enough – use good cocoa!!! Your drink will be 10x better and 1T of the good stuff won’t break the bank. 🙂
Recipe at bottom.
I’ll get off my sugar-soap box now and tell you how you can get your own Chike High Protein Coffee.
3 winners will be randomly chosen to receive 5 packets of the coffee, and a Chike Blender bottle. You can never have enough blender bottles.
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Giveaway ends at 11:59pm EST Thursday night, August 23rd. The winner will be announced here on Friday, August 24th!
Open to US Residents only. If you’d like to try these bars but didn’t win, you can order your own on the Chike website.
Mocha Protein Frappuccino
- 1 serving Chike High Protein Coffee (or 1 scoop protein poweder + 1 tsp instant coffee)
- 1 C spinach (optional)
- 1/2 medium banana
- 1 T cocoa powder
- 7-8 drops liquid Stevia
- 1/4 C unsweetened vanilla almond milk
- 1/2 tsp cinnamon
- 1/2 tsp vanilla
- 1.8 tsp Guar Gum (optional, acts as a thickener)
- Ice, to taste
Place all ingredients in blander and mix until smooth.
Top with your favorite add-ins – I used raw oats here – and enjoy!
Yesterday we lost one of the most brilliantly funny comedians to walk this earth. RIP to Phyllis Diller. I’ll leave you with her wisdom: “Best way to get rid of kitchen odors: Eat out.”
What is your funniest gym interaction?
Are you concerned with sugar intake?