I shredded for the wedding!
My Fiancé and I love to travel. We are constantly taking road trips on the weekend. Whether the destination is 20 minutes away or hours away; we are always on the move. Being on the road and traveling can make it hard to maintain your healthy lifestyle when the only places to stop at are fast food restaurants. But don’t give in to the unhealthy options. The best way to avoid giving into the processed and greasy foods, is to prep your own food for your trip.
If we are going on a long trip, I will stop by the grocery store the day before and meal prep. My Fiancé and I took a trip from Philadelphia to Charleston, South Carolina and I filled up a cooler with foods that we could eat on the way down. It saved us money, time, and our health.
Great road snacks:
I love cooking soups from scratch, even the broth. I had made some fresh veggie juice out of my juicer the other day and decided to use the leftover pulp to make a broth for my soup. The pulp was made from carrots, apples, ginger, and kale. This is a great way to use up the rest of the fruits and vegetables from your juicer rather then wasting it and throwing it away. And you can make one heck of a meal out of it!
Potato Garden Mishmash
Being flexible allows you to move your muscles through a full range of motion. If your muscles are too tight, you are limited in your movements and won’t be able to perform as well.
The main muscles I wanted to target were my Hamstrings, Quads, Glutes, Calfs, and most importantly, my Hip Flexors.
For one day this week I used a foam roller, to perform a myo-fascia release on some of these muscles. This helps to release the toxins within the muscle, and loosens it up to help it perform its function better.
Other days, before my workout I performed dynamic stretches, like leg kicks, high knees, and butt kicks. After my workouts and during my downtime, performed static stretches, like the hurdle stretch, seated forward fold, stretches for the hip flexors and the IT band etc.
Hydration is important. Water helps keep your body at regular temperatures, transports waste and nutrients throughout your body, protects the joints, and more. With exercise, we tend to perspire, and as you lose water, you want to replenish your body with what was lost.
Dehydration can cause a slack in performance, and can limit you from doing well.
I am always drinking water, making sure that I get the right amount each day. And with this race ahead of me, I have been focusing on my water intake and keeping my body hydrated.
Check out this post on hydration, and why it is important. Click.