In past blogs, I have discussed the importance of protein consumption for maximizing the results of working out, and my friend and colleague, Cameron, has pointed out how food can affect moods. Now, the focus turns to how inexpensive household food staples can synchronize the body to best respond to exercise and then maintain the rewards.
Okay, kids, the coaxing and psychobabble of previous posts are going on hiatus this week. Instead, this posting will focus on those who ARE working out, and the fuel needed to get a totally ripped bod ( I don’t think I like myself when I talk this way). But, really, supplements do make a difference — as does REST, which might be counterintuitive to a mind that is determined to push the body for glorious physical fabulosity (okay, I’ll stop with the hyperboles — I promise).
By the time you get your things together and drive to the gym, you could have already worked out. That’s not even counting the time you might waste negotiating waiting lines at the gym during peak hours. Look, I’m not fundamentally opposed to gyms; this is no rant aimed at bringing down the industry. But the idea that they are integral to the process of fitness, and the expenses involved, might be counterproductive to actually getting in shape. There are other, more time-efficient, less expensive options.
Why do we go to the gym? Is it because we believe they have resources we need that are beyond our budgets? Do we feel that signing up for a membership will forge a commitment that will serve as motivation? Are we under the impression that we are joining a pleasant, like-minded society where we can meet and interact with a dashing crowd? There is, I believe, folly to these preconceptions — and I want to debunk them.