Welcome to the latest Wellness Wednesday! Goodness, I’ve missed writing these articles.
I’m sorry it’s taken me so long to figure out what to write about next; it’s just that most of the time it’s felt very personal. I mean we’ve chatted about my relationship with food, clean eating, and weight loss. This time I wanted to bring something educational to you! So I thought it would be fun to dive into some healthy options on what to eat after a workout. Ready?
When I first started working out reguarlily in 2008, I would focus on cardio and burning the most amount of calories as possible. Riding the elliptical was the most BORING thing on the planet but I was too intimidated to take a group fitness class or even touch the free weights. Although I lost weight doing cardio, I also lost a ton of muscle. I would exercise for 45 minutes, then go home and eat absolute junk. I literally had ZERO idea of what I should eat or HOW I should eat. And with so many ‘diets’ out there, it can certainly be confusing!
When I wasn’t seeing the results I was looking for, I finally decided to do some research which changed my entire approach to eating after working out. Another great resource was my uncle, who happens to be a personal trainer; he helped me understand what I should be eating based on my personal goals.