Thursday, September 2, 2010

Day 105 - Eating Before and After a Workout

Eat sensibly before exercising says the article on Prevention. Feeling weak and tired will not help with endurance during a workout. The Mayo Clinic suggests eating large meals at least 3-4 hours before a workout and small meals 2-3 hours before a workout. To help your muscles recover, eat both protein and carbohydrates within two hours of exercising.

When I get home I'm always hungry, but want to start the workout as soon as possible and before I can think up excuses why I should spend 20 minutes feeling like I'm pushing a large boulder up hill. So, I've been having a spoonful of peanut butter before starting. It seems to do the trick.

1 comment:

99ToGo said...

I saw your bra comment over at Syl's, and it reminded me of a very similar situation!! Here it is: http://99togo.blogspot.com/2010/05/tug-o-bra.html

Nice to have found your blog!!

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Any information in this blog should not take the place of medical advice from a professional. I am simply sharing my journey.