CURRENT WEIGHT – N/A
So you might have noticed today and yesterday I marked my weight as “NA”. Well, there is a reason. I dont want to get on the scale for a few days to try a new method. Basically, my original plan was to weigh every day to stay motivated. What I began to find was that on days I gained, I lacked motivation, and on days I lost, I either gained it or gave myself slack because I had made progress. In short: it might have been messing me up. So my new tactic here is to just commit to making healthy decisions as to everything I put into my mouth, and committing to 60 minutes of workout every day. I will weigh in a few days to see how I have been doing and not worry about the weight, rather focusing on the task at hand.
So today I work up on fire, like, determined. I really pumped myself up with the day 127 blog post, so I was ready to go today! I knew I was going to eat at Chili’s for lunch and also head to the gym. So I put the question up on my facebook “Gym Rats – If you have a choice to eat one of your daily meals before or after the gym, which is the better choice? Also, how long should you wait to go to the gym after eating, or reverse, how long should you wait to eat after having come from the gym? “
Here are some of the interesting replies that I got:
Jennifer Keeney carbs 30 mins before working out… but something not heavy like a sandwich but lots of protein right afterwards. A good protein shake within 30 mins after your workout is perfect.
Preston Harrell eat post-workout. As quickly as you can. When your body is broken down you maximize protein synthesis. i drink a protein shake directly after my last set and then eat a chicken breast with a sweet potato right when i get home.
Tanner Tyrolt you would want to eat something high in calories an hour before you hit the gym, constantly rehydrate with gatorade at the gym, than you should eat something high in protien afterwards
Timothy Braggs It depends on your metabolism,
slow = before working out
fast = after…
but at least 60 min between working out and pre/post workout meals so you don’t have that bloated feeling.
Sergio Valencia All the above are great ideas when tying to make lean gains or gain muscle. My advice is to try Intermittent fasting. Work out on an empty stomach so that your body produces more Ketones. What this does is use body fat for fuel as oppose to using carbs. To be honest, eating times are more of a physiological thing. Take prisoners for example, they can’t plan their meals yet they are ripped, why? because ultimately what matters is what your exercise and macro intake is for the day/week. Caloric deficit will translate to weight loss.
Yeah, a lot of information there. I ended up deciding that it didnt really matter one way or the other. So I went into Chili’s and ordered the Lighter Choices Spicy Chicken Platter.
Then I headed over to the machines, did arm curls, chest press, lateral pulls, bicep press, shoulder press and finally 150 crunches. Lots of machines. My friend didnt believe I was on a machine at all, or even at the gym, so I snapped a pic to shut him up.
I had to work an event at the Harbor tonight for DKC, so I was there for 6 hours. While I was there my wife and I ordered a grilled chicken sandwich from a local restaurant with grilled veggies. It was a meal for 1, but I split it. No sauce, no dressing, no cheese, no bacon. Chicken and Bread. It was probably around 4oz.