After a long workout, the best thing you can do is refuel your body. Making sure you’re getting enough proteins and carbs post-workout is essential to building and repairing the muscles you just pushed—without that fuel, the muscle will have nothing to replenish itself with and you may suffer from injuries. That being said, we are firm believers that eating “bad foods” doesn’t make you a bad person or bad at fitness. We believe in balance. To work hard in the gym, but enjoy the foods you love. Food can be a reward if you need it to push you through a workout, but most importantly it should be fuel first. Check out these comfort food recipes that will give you something to look forward to after your workout but have that healthy twist so you can feel good about refueling with the foods you love.
Have you noticed your body behaving differently the last few years? Maybe you’re noticing you can’t spring out of bed full of energy anymore. Maybe aches and pains have taken over your life and have stopped you from doing what you love. As our body ages, it reacts differently to our environments. But, don’t let these aches and pains take over! Here are 17.5 new reasons how lifting weights and strength training when you’re over 40 can save your life:
Ahhh February, the month of love. After our shutdowns in 2020, we are definitely feeling the love from our community, and we want you to feel it as well! Love languages are different for everyone. For some, they like gifts, physical affection, or attention. For others, they can show their love by doing tasks, completing projects, or planning a special day for you. No matter what their love language, we have a gift that you can give anyone.
Ah, the Holidays. We love this time of year because it’s full of good food, good friends, and good holiday drinks. But as you know, too much of a good thing can turn into a bad thing quickly. If you caught our blog post, you’re already equipped with some good tips on how to avoid those high-calorie holiday meals for the sake of your fitness goals. But what about those delicious holiday cocktails? The beer, the wine, the endless rum and eggnogs.
Picture this. You’ve been working out regularly and following a solid plan for healthy eating. Even despite the pandemic, you’ve reached some fitness goals – and you’re fired up to keep plugging away at the others. And now come the holidays, which – even this year – might mean eating with family members who have their own agendas about eating. Even about your eating.
Each holiday season, we stop everything to share one common purpose: to give thanks. There is always so much to do… the planning, the shopping, the cooking… And this year, everything’s even more complicated because of the pandemic. If we’re not careful, we can lose the focus on gratitude and instead get bogged down. So, with that in mind, I want to share a super-important idea about being thankful:
We are so happy to have many couples that workout together here at Movimento Fitness. It is great to see them supporting one another and enjoying time being active together! But what if that is not you? What if your spouse doesn’t support you in your commitment to improving your health?
Do you ever have something like this happen… Maybe a family member asks you for a small favor. Or a co-worker needs help with something. It’s small. It’s REALLY not a big deal. But you have a large emotional reaction to it? Not angry or annoyed… but feeling just totally overwhelmed by just that one more thing that you have to do.
We’ve always been told that success is about having a goal and reaching it. But here’s the deal about goals. It’s good to have them. And it’s good to pursue them. But merely reaching the goals isn’t really the point.