Doing a Bootcamp 6 week challenge. They want us to do 30 minutes first thing in the morning, eat, then Bootcamp. That is virtually impossible for me without getting up at 3 in the morning and then working all day. They suggested doing it immediately after the bootcamp. I did that today and felt light headed. (Duh) Also – in addition to the Bootcamp classes I am attending I teach 4 other cardio classes and 4 strength/yoga type classes. I feel like I need to fuel more. Thoughts?
You are a busy woman :-)!
Well, as far as eating before the morning workout, it’s totally up to you. Personally I like to workout in the morning and I do it with an empty stomach (with the exception of some coffee). I have clients who prefer to workout with empty stomachs and then I have others who can’t do it unless they had something to eat first. I know there are researches out there that recommend to eat before working out but I like to leave it to the client (as long as they are not diabetics or have some other medical condition where eating before working out is mandatory/recommended). As for eating right after working out, again it’s up to the individual. Some can do it, others can’t (unless they really have too).
You can try some light energy bars between workouts and see how that goes. If you know how many calories you burn, you should be able to come up with the right amount that you need to take in order to have the energy to accomplish your goals each day. After few days you will know which is the best formula for you. There is really no right or wrong answer here. It will be interesting to see what others suggest here.