What a summer! These last couple of months have been a whirlwind. Since the March FitCamp ended, I took a little hiatus to get prepped for our big move. We left Alabama and are now settling into our new home in Kansas! What a difference. We are still waiting for all of our things to show up so we’ve been roughing it for a couple weeks. We’re in our new home, learning our new (awesome!) city, and Im beyond ready to get back in the game and get Girl Meets Fitness back up and running!
I’m working on revamping the FitCamps, adding in 1 on 1 online training, and bringing more free content to the blog. And maybe a brand new look for the site as well!
For the time being, jump on into the free GMF FitFriends Facebook group where I’ll be sharing more updates. Also, July is next week (what?!) so start thinking of those July goals. See ya soon!
Last call, y’all! Hopefully you’re following me on social media or have sign up for the mail list so you know already that the March FitCamp starts MONDAY! So get on over to the FitCamps page and sign up! You’ll get the download guide with workouts, recipes, nutrition info, demo videos, access to the March FitCamp Facebook group and online coaching through it all!
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.