This past week was a hard one for me. I knew that at some point and time I would feel like it was getting to be too much, but I did not expect my body to just not respond. As hard as I tried to push myself and get the most out of my last week with the trainers, it just wasn’t there.
I think that as I look back at the weeks leading up to this and the knowledge I have gained I can put a finger on the problem.
First off, my second job has picked up a little and things have been harder to juggle. Second, I now know just how much diet can affect your energy and performance during a workout. I have for the last 2 months cut out all sweets, fatty foods, alcohol and anything else that I felt would bog me down. I watch my portions and make sure to eat a little something every few hours so I do not over eat during main meals.
On Sunday, it was my daughters birthday and we went out to eat. I looked over the menu and thought to myself, “Well I have been good for this long. I think I will treat myself.”
And that is just what I did. I still tried to stay within reason, but apparently if your body is used to good healthy food and you put something say a little less healthy into it, it will have its effects.
Monday at my workout I just did not have the energy I have had in the past. My mind said GO but my body said NO. I got through it and did feel somewhat guilty about it, but I know there will be days like this.
I am not saying that you have to completely cut out all the foods you love to indulge in. Just take a smarter approach than I did.
Six Aurora BayCare Medical Center employees have embarked on a wellness challenge that will change their lives forever! Over the next six months, these people will be coached, trained and transformed into triathlon-level athletes through the Aurora BayCare Sports Medicine Live Fit program.
To start your customized training program, contact us at 920-288-5400.