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Body by proper, consistent, and adequate fuel💃🏼 (I am aware this is not nearly as catchy or fun as #bodybybagels but bear with me)
I get tons of questions about my workout routine, about the way I eat, and more specifically “how” I “get to” eat so much. The short answer is I’m an athlete! My activity level and training schedule is extremely strenuous! We’re talking 6 days a week consisting of 8-9 separate sessions that add up to 500-600 minutes of cardio (via rowing machine) per week AS WELL as strength training. If I wasn’t taking the time and effort to properly refuel and replenish my body, all of my hard work, sweat, (and tears) would be a complete waste of time. I know I’m speaking for any rower or competitive athlete when I say that nutrition really is just as important as training.
So how exactly AM I eating?? There’s no fancy name for it...I don’t follow any special diet you see floating around the internet. I’m at the point right now where I just eat smart. For the most part I eat intuitively, listen to my hunger cues, and am simply conscious of what a well balanced diet looks like (carbs, fats, and proteins in every meal, all da fruits, all da veggies). However, because of my level of activity and personal goals, it’s CRUCIAL to me and my performance that I eat a certain amount each day. I do not strictly track in anyway, but for me that’s about 3000-3,500 calories a day. This is where eating for performance places priority over intuitive eating. Sometimes I’m not hungry for the amount I eat but I know that in order for my body to recover and perform to the best of its ability I need to get the nutrition in one way or another. Some mornings it comes down to popping a few starbursts at 5am because I feel really full but know that my body needs the glucose in order to get me through my workout. Other times it’s a few spoonfuls of peanut butter to the face right before bed. •••
So, that’s all I got. I realize it was all over the place, but I just kinda wanted to share with y’all where I’m at right now🤷🏼♀️ I hope it was helpful. JUST REMEMBER, I am me and you are you. We have different bodies, goals, and lives. So, you do you and imma keep doin me🤗