Sometimes I need to take my own advice, and this morning was one of those times. I was a little pressed for time before my workout so I decided to just do a protein shake and 1/2 a banana before heading out. I also decided I was going to absolutely kill myself during my leg workout and let's just say things got interesting. About halfway through my workout it was time for walking lunges and someone was using the 40lb barbell, so instead of waiting around or dropping weight I grabbed the 50 and was on my way. Well, about halfway through my second set I got super dizzy and literally thought my legs were going to buckle underneath me. Eek!
After giving myself a good 5 minutes to recover and catch my breath I was able to finish my workout just fine and made sure to come home and have a nice big post workout meal. It was definitely a great reminder of how important pre workout nutrition is-- I personally perform best (especially on leg day) with about 40g of carbs and 25g of protein beforehand. Remember, carbs are your bodies energy source so never skimp, especially before a heavy or hard workout.
I'll get my cardio in this afternoon between clients and I'll make sure to set my alarm just a little earlier so I don't run in to the same problem tomorrow!
I also wanted to share one of the Fit by Feb workouts (above) with you so that those that didn't purchase the December workouts can have an idea of what they look like since a new round will be available at the end of next week.
I'll be back tomorrow with a What I Ate Wednesday post!