It doesn’t have to be complicated.
Most of my campers get their workout in with me at either 5:30 or 6:30 in the morning (probably before their body even realizes what it’s doing).
On the flip side- I, myself, along with some of my other virtual campers, will carve out time later in the day to catch the recording or get a workout in elsewhere.
For me, personally- pre and post workout nutrition are KEY in my performance, recovery and overall progress in my fitness journey.
But for some, the importance and utilization of food as fuel are often overlooked.
I’ve heard it many times,
“That’s way too early to eat.”
“I could never workout with anything in my stomach.”
“I don’t eat. I need to lose weight.”
“Ew, Carbs? What?”
Ok. Stop right there.
I’m no nutritionist or dietician, but I do have a high level of education and experience in the field and I DO know this-
You’re only going to get OUT of your fitness routine what you put IN to your body.
If you’re merely surviving on Dollar Tree kinda food, you’re going to get Dollar Tree kinda results. (Although, I seriously love the ‘Tree. Hollerrrr)
A few years in to my fitness career, I learned the hard way.
I ran on fumes with ramen noods, cereal and protein cookies and expected to see results through my workouts alone.
My caloric intake was slim and the quality of those calories was poor.
I actually stored more fat and LOST muscle, because I wasn’t eating right. (If anything, at all.)
How can you expect your body to perform like a Lambo when you’re fueling it with trash fuel or even worse- running on E?
Pre and post workout nutrition:
Here’s an easy way to remember how to properly fuel and recover when making food choices:
PRE = high carb, moderate protein, low fat
DURING = essential amino acids, electrolytes
POST = healthy carb, protein, fat (liquid form for quicker absorption)
(Feel free to reach out to dive deeper)
All this to say- can we change this idea that food is BAD and should be avoided?
Can we start appreciating food as FUEL for all the bad*ss-ery our bodies are capable of?
Can we do that?
That is all.