Posts Tagged ‘Nutrition’

I’ll get back to my journey this coming weekend, but I had an interesting experience this week that I felt I needed to address.

I’ve been consistently going to the gym 4-5 (and sometimes 6 or 7) days a week since January.  I’ve felt good.  I’ve felt motivated.  I’ve felt energetic.  Of course, I’ve had a few “off days” where I haven’t felt 100%, but I keep pushing.  This entire week has felt like one of those off days.  Monday, we worked legs, which is admittedly a weak point for me.  Tuesday was upper body and I usually don’t have an issue on chest/arms day, but (again) it’s one of those weeks.  Wednesday, we were off.  Thursday was core day – another weak spot for me.

All week, I’ve struggled.  My hips hurt, my shoulders hurt, my shins and calves hurt.  It was just a shit week.

Ok – So, the title of this post is “Nutrition.”  Let me get to the point.  Normally, I can feel a major difference in my workouts when I eat clean vs when I don’t (I’ll get into particulars at a later date, but I like FUCKING LOVE burgers and pizza – I think that sums it up).  This week, I’ve been eating right and I’ve still felt like shit.  Last night, we went to the local Food Truck Event.  There is no “clean eating” at a food truck event – I’m convinced.  I had a butter burger with bacon and a side of fries from the Wholesome Rollers Food Truck as my main course and a bunch of mini-donuts covered in powdered sugar and chocolate from Dough Dough’s Donuts for desert.  This is not eating clean, people, but it’s damned good.

I felt FUCKING GREAT at this morning’s workout.  How does that happen?  Eat great: Feel like shit.  Eat horribly: Feel like the HULK.  I know it takes some time for your body to digest and such, but it’s usually pretty quick for me.  Normally, if we have pizza the night before a workout, I feel it the next morning.  Not the case this time around…

Now, I’m no nutritionist, but this just sounds odd.  Maybe next week I’ll eat like shit and see what happens…worth a shot, no?