Happy Friday everyone!
I hope you have had a fabulous day! I certainly have. My parents left to go to Rome for the weekend this morning so its been peace and quiet in my house FINALLY thank gosh !!!!
However, no parents means i’ve had to cook my own meals and, no exaggeration, I can NOT cook.
Training or no training, it is very important that you get the correct nutrition and diet to fuel your body’s day-to-day needs, provide you with the energy you need to exercise and provide the proteins and fats needed for added muscle mass and energy restores. You can train all you want but if you do not fuel it YOU WILL BURN OUT and/or you will not see maximum effect of your training as your body is breaking your muscle down for energy as quick as you are building it. Training is very much 30% gym, 70% diet, meaning what you eat is so important to see the results you want! Therefore, today (and the rest of the weekend) is a big mission for me to keep up a healthy, nutritious diet despite not having my personal chefs (parents) around.
This morning I had weetabix topped with raisins and almond milk. For lunch I then (with the help of google lol) boiled an egg and put it on top of my newly found favourite bagel flavour, cinanmon and raisin, and a bed of spinach leaves, inspired by Joe Wicks. And finally for dinner, i really put the effort in and maxed out my abilities (again using google) to make the loveliest bowl of pesto pasta with sliced tomatos mixed in.
DON’T THEY LOOK GOOD!!!!! 😍 Honestly never been prouder haha! And I’m still alive to tell the tale so I didn’t do that bad of a job!
One of the best things you can eat as an athlete is eggs: whether that be boiled, scrambled or pouched (try to avoid fried unless you use low fat oil) as the egg white in a standard size egg provides 13g of protein, including all 9 of the amino acids that our body cannot produce itself. These are required to build muscle, repair muscle tissue and for growth – thus ESSENTIAL to consume throughout your fitness journey. The egg yolk contains vitmains A, D, E and K and all of the healthy fats needed for our bodies. Eggs are so so good for you and they should be your training programme best friend! (Anyway, you probably know this already!)
(P.S. Mum and dad watch out… Before you know it I may be the new favourite family chef!)