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 I got around to wonder about all kinds of important stuff- such as people throwing trash out their car windows , why ants love toothpaste, and the benefots of flax seeds.
I know. the world should be grateful I retired .
I thought that many times people get on with theirlives and forget that the way they eat and rest the day before– determines the day after.
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 choes -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 proposterous 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 cunducted concerning the fridge light, the one that involved 2 oatmeal -chocolate chip cookies and vegan yugurt with banana and wallnuts. and date syrup. and almonds.
You get up in the morning at 05:00- even more tired than yesterday.
So- point made.
Everything is connected.
You wnat to invest in your wellbeing?
Reading wellness books isn’t enough.
Neither is subscribing to a gym, or buying new running shoes -though it’s a nice start I admitt.
The first thing to remember- in my 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.
Peope 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 perseverence, 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 tp [arty- well because they can- they are after all young- and I say fine- party on- just remember that if you want toimprove your workouts and take them to the next level- it begins the night before.