I think it’s safe to assume you knew that already. didn’t you?

So I was thinking about the quality of my workouts lately and decided I should share my insights since I have a lot of free time to think about all kinds of stuff working people don’t have the time to stop and wonder about.

I know this because only since I retired did I get around to wondering about all kinds of important stuff- such as people throwing trash out their car windows, why ants love the toothpaste and the benefits of flax seeds.

I know. the world should be grateful I retired.

Anyway-

I thought that many times people get on with their lives and forget that the way they eat and rest the day before– determines the day after.

Meaning-

It’s 05:00 AM .(that’s late, by the way, just saying)

You get out of bed, wash your face, have a cup of black coffee, strap your running shoes and get out the door, with every intention to get a good run going.

But- about a mile in you realize you have no energy. you are practically falling asleep while running -(happened to me while swimming I think I slept through. it was actually kind of fun).

You keep going -because that Fitbit is gnawing at your wrist-but to no avail.

This run isn’t going anywhere.

You return home defeated.

Since you are already up and going, you get your shoes -work done, yet this feeling of restlessness doesn’t let go, so you find yourself checking if the fridge is shutting its light when the door closes.

It takes about 5 times until you realize this scientific research you are conducting results in something going out of the fridge -and into your mouth every time you conduct one of your “lab tests”.

(by the way, I believe the answer is yes, the fridge light shuts off when you close the door).

All this eating leaves feeling even more restless, you have to watch some tv/Netflix.

You get so engaged in that preposterous show you pass your scheduled bedtime (20:00??21:00??)

You finally go to sleep, but toss and turn due to the fourth test you conducted concerning the fridge light, the one that involved 2 oatmeal -chocolate chip cookies and vegan yogurt with banana and walnuts. and date syrup. and almonds.

You get up in the morning at 05:00- even more tired than yesterday.

So?

So- a point made.

Everything is connected.

Do you want to invest in your well-being?

Reading wellness books isn’t enough.

Neither is subscribing to a gym or buying new running shoes -though it’s a nice start I admit.

The first thing to remember- in my opinion- is that since everything is connected- then if you want to get a good workout tomorrow-you need to :

eat well, relax and go to sleep early the day before.

People usually remember to eat and relax after working out -but the day before is just as important- maybe even a tad more.

While I’m on the subject- since I am a big (huge) believer in perseverance, I happen to think treating your body right is an ongoing mission- and should be your default.

I am aware this advice probably won’t be appreciated by young people who have the urge to party- well because they can- they are after all young- and I say fine- party on- just remember that if you want to improve your workouts and take them to the next level- it begins the night before.

Enjoy-the cooliflower.

I am not a medical/health/emotional/financial /nutrition or any other kind of expert as far as it concerns the contents of this blog,  therefore anything written on the blog is not to be taken as any kind of advice, and should you choose to rely on anything  I write on this blog- you are doing it at your own risk and at your own responsibility.

Published by wiseassvegan

an organized full time working vegan -with plenty of ideas on getting everything done in the most simple and efficient way possible.

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