Yup, you read that right, The Ice Cream Workout.
I know, I get funny looks or people laugh at me when I tell them I've been doing an ice cream workout every morning. Most people think I'm being sarcastic in some way, or I'm am having a bowl of ice cream every morning, but that can't be further from the truth.
The fact is that I'm tired of all the additives in food, and the more I stray away from them, the more my body reacts, causing me spend endless days with nasty headaches, every time they find their way back into my food. I could ramble on about all day about food labeling, but you're not here to listen to me whine. You want to know what working out and ice cream have in common!
If you've ever worked out at a gym then there's a good chance you're familiar with medicine balls. Medicine balls, are heavy various sized balls, used in a floor or bench workout to maximize core strengthening.
My core is the one place I need to focus on strengthening, and the one thing I was having problems making from scratch due to lack of time was ice cream. It was a match made in heaven. It just so happened that years ago I bought a camping ice cream maker. This is a ball you fill with salt and ice in one side, and ice cream mixture in the the other.
I do a three day rotation with a week off once a month. So for three weeks straight the first day I do arms/chest, the second is leg day, the third is back.
The ice cream maker works best if it's being rolled and the more enthusiasm you roll your ball with the better your ice cream, and the better your workouts! I really love this part. I know that if I have good firm ice cream after I'm really going to feel this workout the next morning. In fact this workout has really surprised me. 8 years now I've been trying different workout videos, going to classes, going to the gym, even building my own gym and this has been the most effective workout I've ever had. With a little creativity and a less than a half hour every day, I've been able to isolate every muscle group in my body.
Most people assume I eat the post workout ice cream, and I will have to admit I sample it but I don't eat it. I put the whole 2-4 servings into the freezer for later when it can be enjoyed with the company of my loved ones.
If this is something you think you'd like to try but need to suggestions on how to isolate your muscle groups please let me know and I'll put together a quick and easy workout program with pictures.
Simply Fantastic Vanilla Ice Cream
1.5 cups Whipping Cream (un whipped)
2 Tbs Agave nectar
1 tsp vanilla extract
Mix together then poor into ice cream maker.
Make sure to scrape the sides of your ice cream maker often or you'll have ice cream cement.
If you decide to try the Ice Cream Workout but you don't wish to use whipping cream remember that the more fat content your cream has the faster it freezes. If you want a longer harder workout make and ice milk or a sorbet.
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Hi, I'm Cyndi Bird, hobby homesteader, aspiring writer, amature photographer, art and craft enthousiast and wanna be cook.