Nutrition has become a huge part of my training and competitions this year. I have lost weight and felt better in my day-to-day life. This all has come about due to my nutrition coach and coaching partner Kelli from Apex Nutrition. I am very much a creature of habit and slow to make changes in my training so sticking to my nutrition plans has been no exception. It has been an uphill battle at times I feel like I am winning and other times not so much.

I have noticed a bit of psychology on my part where when things are going well I slack off. Training and nutrition are no exception.

A few weeks ago I went off the rails and ate a bunch of junk food. I won’t give a list of what and how much jut believe me when I say it was a bad idea.

When first learned how to write software code I learned about an acronym that fits what I just went through.

Garbage In Garbage Out – G.I.G.O.
So after a bunch of junk the following occurred and it lasted for about 2 days.

  • Felt like
  • Didn’t rest well
  • Felt weak
  • Was not able to produce good power
  • Was at least 5 MPH slower
  • Had a hard time getting my Heart Rate up

While many of the ailments above sound very subjective I can tell you that this was very much a problem. So the Cliche of you are what you eat may not exactly be right but it does make sense to think of nutrition as . So make sure to up with premium fuels! Whole foods (, Fruits, Grains) Lean Proteins (Fish, Chicken and Even or Casein Protein) Fluids (Water,water, water)

So I am behaving myself nutritionally and it really shows! My training is stronger, set a new PR in a recent 5K, resting HR is greatly improved and maybe more importantly my mood is better and I don’t feel like .

If you think you need help in Fueling Right you can contact me or Kelli to learn more about how you can improve your nutrition. If you recently fell had a run in with junk food like like I did check out Kelli’s Detox Smoothie recipe. It helped me!

Have a great ride.

Coach