Nutrition for the long haul

Nutrition for the long haul

Way to go for showing up and putting in the work at boot camp! A commitment to your physical fitness doesn’t happen on its own and your determination does not go unnoticed. We hope you are noticing a difference inside (and/or out) from pushing yourself at boot camp. In fact, we’d love to know how things are going for you. Would you shoot your coach an email or chat with us at boot camp? We love hearing your stories!

As we near the end of this boot camp session, we would like to encourage you in your long-term nutrition goals. Oftentimes we hear friends or family members talking about “starting” or “going on” a diet, but both of those verbs imply that at some point they will “stop” or “get off” their diet. In the past, we’ve talked about the word “diet” in its actual meaning, which is simply “the food and drink we consume for our body’s energy.” There’s nothing trendy or tricky about the word “diet.” So before we wrap up our time together, would you consider your daily healthy eating habits and how you can keep these going now and later? 

An article on Healthline, “19 Clever Ways to Eat Healthy on a Tight Budget,” shares tips that go beyond monetary constraints and actually applies to another commodity…time. Additionally, as with any long-term goal or habit, always remember the mantra, “Progress, not perfection.” We’re all human and giving ourselves the grace to enjoy food, such as the social aspects of breaking bread with friends and family, is important. Remember, we all have different healthy eating goals and that’s the beauty of wellness and surrounding ourselves with like-minded individuals. Let’s aim for healthy eating the majority of the time and celebrate our successes along the way.

Exercise/Workout Spotlight: Flexibility

According to the Mayo Clinic:

Stretching may help you:

  • Improve your joint range of motion
  • Improve your athletic performance
  • Decrease your risk of injury

Better flexibility may:

  • Improve your performance in physical activities
  • Decrease your risk of injuries
  • Help your joints move through their full range of motion
  • Enable your muscles to work most effectively

To learn more, read the full article here.

Core Add-on: TYI back work – 10 reps

10 plank toe taps

10 cobra pose reps

30 sec side plank each side

10 reps per side wood chop

10 push ups

10 TYI back work reps

By: Victoria Emmitt, RD

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