Have you ever had one of those workouts where, no matter how hard you try to push yourself, you just can't seem to do what needs to be done? You feel sluggish, unmotivated and would rather be doing ANYTHING other than doing yet another burpee or yet another interval on the treadmill?
With the stresses of children, families, work and life in general piling up it's no surprise that so many people feel like this.
But there's another big reason that this happens and it's one that we have total control over.
FOOD & DRINK CHOICES.
Yup. This is absolutely key.
If you put crap in your body then you're going to perform like crap.
Put it like this. If you've got a Ferrari, would you fill it with the cheapest fuel you could find or would you opt for the finest there is?
You'd be looking at that glistening beast of a vehicle and knowing that what you put in it is going to directly affect it's ability to perform at it's absolute peak.
Our bodies are the same.
We've just gone through an Easter break where I have no doubt one or two chocolate eggs have been eaten. Honestly, I've gone through a couple myself. Not only that but there's been an excess of all of the wrong types of food.
Personally..... a sore throat and below average training performance. Well done me :-(
It's simple; if you want to be healthy, if you want to do those things in the future that you don't think are possible right now and if you want to live your life to the fullest you need to be fuelling yourself in the same way you would that Ferrari.
So out go the fast food, processed, shitty snacks and in comes so fruit.
Out go the oven cooked chips and in come some sweet potatoes and an abundance of veggies.
Out go the processed meats and in come the chicken breasts, the oily fishes and the fine cuts of steak.
Small changes such as these will go a huge way to avoiding those slumps I mentioned earlier and will give your body what it needs to allow you to be at your optimum level. Only then will you be able to fully commit to your life and be able to carry on doing those things you love for many years to come.