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?
In your case, it sounds like you need to eat at least a little bit before you get going in the morning. It also sounds like you are finding your limit as far as workout volume is concerned. You might need to back off on the participation in one of each of the classes you teach. I let my hunger and energy level determine my pre-workout intake. I try not to eat too much before and focus more on my post exercise meal. But that is an individual thing. There is more research supporting post workout protein/carb intake than pre workout. I take all research with a bit of skepticism. And then apply the findings personal to evaluate it.