Do you know what to eat before and after your workout? This is a popular question from people just starting out in their fitness journey. Getting your diet on point is a science and any custom to you plans should be created by a registered dietician/nutritionist (remember that!) but there are some general tips and tricks I can share with you to get you started!
What To Eat:
Before – Carbs! Carbs are your friends. I know you’ve heard that carbs are bad and should be avoided if you want to lose weight but I promise, you want a little carbs in your life. Carbs = ENERGY. Good carbs (whole grains/wheats, fruits) turn into the energy your muscles need to push you through a killer workout. You should eat a little something 30-90 minutes before you workout like toast with PB and banana, some oatmeal with berries, crackers or rice cakes.
After – Protein! Protein is what is going to help your muscles repair themselves and grow. When you workout (especially strength train) you make tiny tears in your muscles. Protein helps repair these tears. The sooner you get in some protein after your workout, the better! Some ideas of good protein sources are protein shakes or bars (be really careful they aren’t full of sugar!), lean meats like chicken or fish, eggs, or Greek yogurt.
There ya go! A quick reminder of what to eat before and after your workout. Carbs = Energy, Protein = Repair. Energy before, repair after.
Hey Fit Friends! Just wanted to jump on here and let y’all know (if you aren’t following on Instagram or Facebook) that February’s FitCamp is FREE! That’s right. Freeee! It’s a short month so instead of a full 4 week paid program, like I usually offer, this will be a shorter 3 week workout schedule.
I wanted to give anyone that has been thinking of joining a GMF FitCamp the chance to try it out for the month with no commitment. Other than the shorter timeline nothing else is changing!
In February you’ll still get:
We will still be doing our workouts, you’ll still get your ebook guide with all of the nutrition info, recipes, workouts, and more, you’ll still get access to the private Facebook group for the month and the same online coaching by me! The whole shabang.
The thing is though, I’m opening the group up NEXT week! I’ll also be sending the download links out this Friday so if you’re interested in joining sign up now! All you need to do these FitCamp workouts will be a set of dumbbells and a chair or bench to step up on. The holidays are over and summer will be here before you know it, then fall and holidays all over again! Now is the time to get to work and build the habits that will make your year of fitness successful. You can join us by clicking here or up on the FitCamps tab above. Can’t wait for y’all to be a part of this!
Friday, Friday! TGIF! It’s Fit Friday again, y’all! Workout time. Are you ready to work those buns and guns today? Today’s workout is another circuit workout that will focus on upper body and bootay muscles aka…your buns and guns!
Buns & Guns Workout
Here’s a quick demo of the moves you’ll be doing:
Pike PushUp x 10
Plank Leg Raise x 10
Shoulder Taps x 20
Fire Hydrants x 12 each side
Narrow Pushup x 10
Glute Bridge x 12
Don’t forget, February’s Jumpstart FitCamp is FREE! Be sure you click on the FitCamps tab or right HERE to sign up!