As a runner, it’s very easy to fuel up with processed gels, sugary electrolyte replacements, and carb-heavy snacks. Unfortunately, these types of fuel can be loaded with sugar, additives and hydrogenated fats.
100%! Nutrition has a profound effect on our performance, energy, body composition, sleep and so much more. A report by the Mayo Clinic indicates that proper nutrition can boost any exercise routine and affect performance and feelings of well-being while exercising.
If your workout doesn’t excite you, motivate you, inspire you, leave you feeling fulfilled…We’ve all heard and are aware of plateaus. Those pesky times in our life when little-to-no change is happening after we’ve been working our booties off. It’s super frustrating and really irritating to be working without results. So how can you avoid hitting a plateau? You gotta keep it fresh…and you want to mix it up BEFORE you hit that plateau.
The information geared toward women in the fitness industry makes me sick. We are blasted with images of bodies that have been specifically fueled and trained to look a certain way… whether a bodybuilder in a non-functional bikini or some celebrity comes to mind, the principle is the same. We are led to believe that if we only worked harder or ate less or paid more, that body would appear. As if that’s why we should be exercising anyway. It’s ALL about how we look. Articles and programs and supplements and everything we see pushes us toward either buying something or committing to something in order to LOOK like the cover of whatever fitness mag is most prominently displayed or whatever online group paid to get their stuff to the top of your Google search results. Look, I realize that everyone has a to make a living, and the industry has it figured out. Make people feel inferior and tell them you can bring them up to your level of useless shapely strength and they’ll be worth something! Just sign here. Gross.
In a fitness world where we’re bombarded with constant claims of the best deal and the most fun and the best results and the easiest plan… how are you supposed to know how to sift through it all to find the best for you?
So you wanna get fit? You want to hop on a health train and go all in: investing in you and your health and your future. Alright, chica. High five. Let’s do this.