Every Night Should End with a Massage

I realized the house was vacant of veggies so I stopped at the store on the way home from work last night. I bought a huge cauliflower, green leaf lettuce, bananas, and broccoli. The broccoli was huge!

Since Wednesday was MASSAGE NIGHT 🙂 I didn’t want to cook anything too time consuming. We decided to eat the last of our turkey burgers (Michael froze the extra patties he made last time). He defrosted the patties and I prepped the buns. As a side, I sliced a zucchini. Michael cooked them in the pan with Grape Seed Oil and steak seasoning (from Costco).

He topped the cooked zucchini with the Blue Cheese Crumbles I bought at the store. I never would have thought of that combo before. I remember on one of our first dates he grilled up zucchini and topped them with the Blue Cheese. Heaven on Earth! So not only does it taste good, it’s a fond memory of our journey together. We spent a lot of time on his back deck with the BBQ. I can’t wait until we start using the BBQ again.

Blue Cheese Crumbles

I used Trader Joe’s Aioli Garlic Mustard on mine and Dijon Mustard on the BF’s burger. We melted slices of Swiss Cheese on the turkey burger, topped it with some lettuce and called it good. And it was delicious! I love our turkey burgers! On the side I had the zucchini slices and I sliced some cucumber too. I drizzled a little Italian Dressing on the cucumber slice (about half a serving).

Delicious Dinner

While we ate dinner we caught up on this week’s Lost episode. I can’t believe it’s almost over. 🙁

I did the Foam Roller. My hamstrings didn’t hurt as much this time! In fact, it felt great. Then the time came for our massages!

I love our massage therapists. I’ve used mine for years and the best part is that they come to the house! There’s nothing better than crawling into bed immediately following a massage.

Jim, my masseuse, said my hamstrings were tight (I knew they would be) and that my IT band was tight. I need to do my Foam Roller on my IT band now. Since I’ve been getting massages from Jim for years, he knows exactly what pressure I like. He could tell when I started swimming more often because the muscles on both sides of my spine were tight and so were my shoulders. He could tell I started running because my legs were tight. When they showed up last night, he asked “Are you guys doing a bike race this weekend?” He guessed correctly because we also booked massages for next Monday after the ride!

The massage felt fantastic. My hamstrings are loosened and I feel much better.

QUESTION: What do you do to take care of yourself? Do you splurge on pampering once in awhile?

Author: Lisa Eirene

About Lisa Eirene Lisa lost 110 pounds through calorie counting and exercise. She swims, bikes, runs, hikes and is enjoying life in Portland, Oregon. Her weight loss story has been featured in First Magazine, Yahoo Health, Woman's Day and Glamour.com.

9 thoughts on “Every Night Should End with a Massage”

  1. I never get massages but I looooove them. I keep promising myself one but by the time I get around to thinking about it I’m always out of money!! Sad.

    1. Money is definitely a factor when it comes to massages. I suggest you check out your local Massage School. They have clinics for the students and you can get super cheap massages (like $25+). I did massage schools for years before I found Jim.

  2. Massages are a splurge for me but your suggestion for the massage school is great. Beauty schools do the same thing and you can get facials and pedicures on the cheap and they are all supervised.

  3. Love the massage school idea. Iwill be checking that out soon. You mentioned somewhere that you found a salt water pool. What is the difference in you experience?

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