Of course it depends on the workout. If it is cardio such as kickboxing or a run, I need about 100 calories… a large banana, or a small protein shake, or a couple of my frozen protein bites… and if it is a strength workout, even when working my legs, I can get away with a bit less.
But I have learned that if I don’t eat enough, I barely eke out my workout and then I am feeling light headed and shaky and even after eating a good breakfast, it takes a while before I start to feel good again. I don’t like that feeling at all and intend to avoid it… better to eat a bit too much, I think, than not enough. Have you experienced that, too?
This morning it is raining here. Big rain. Gloomy and cool and I wanted to go out for a sprint workout… but opted to stay inside and do my G.I. Jayne Kickboxing workout instead. It is very similar to running sprints actually. So I made myself a small protein shake with half a banana, one cup of unsweetened Almond Breeze, a scoop of protein powder and a sprinkle of cinnamon. It was delicious and I drank it while
The coral tank I am wearing is a new one from Tommie Copper, by the way, from their Active Fit line. I love how long it is and it stays put ‘cause it is so snug and supportive. And yes, my workout was intense and sweaty and I loved it! Rain all you like, November!
So for the past several weeks I have been adding #onesmallchange each week, and so far so good. I am making a conscious effort to meet these challenges each week because I know that I will be reporting about them, so they are stay in the forefront of my mind.
Here are my #onesmallchange commitments so far:
1. no eats after 8 p.m.
2. drink at least 64 ounces of water
3. take supplements
4. uplift one woman each day
5. be extra nice to a difficult woman
Thankfully I have not encountered a difficult woman, or even a cranky person every day. But when I do, I make sure to S-M-I-L-E at them! I think a smile can really make a person feel acknowledged and valued.
Are you making #onesmallchange this week, too?
Please tell me what you eat before you workout or run? I need some new ideas.