That is what I call my group fitness classes 😉 Today, I am in total Group Fitness mode! I am teaching three classes today at three different facilities. Luckily, I have had several hours between each class, so I am not rushing around.
I taught Pilates at noon, and did a quicky arm workout afterwards. Whenever I teach during a meal time, I feel like it kind of throws my eating schedule out of wack a little bit.
I knew that I needed to eat lunch afterward, but I wasn’t really craving anything. My mom had the great idea of eggs…perfect! So, I sauteed some broccoli, cauliflower, and onion in water. I then added in 4 egg whites and a slice of pepper jack cheese to give the eggs a little spicy kick. Once they were cooked all the way through, I topped the eggs with a little bit of salsa.
It is important to eat a good balance of carbohydrates and protein after a workout. The veggies provided me with carbs and the egg whites and cheese provided me with protein.
While I was eating, I decided to do a little research on some more post-workout meal/snack ideas and I found a great article on the ACE Certified Professionals archives.
Some of ACE’s post-workout meals included:
Question of the Afternoon:
I love smoothies, homemade protein bars, and overnight oats made with a bit of Greek yogurt and protein powder.
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I love smoothies after a workout!
Smoothies are always good 🙂
Great post! Don’t be afraid after your workouts to add some higher-glycemic carbs like rice, 1/2 bagel, or graham crackers like the ACE article said. Your body is very receptive to insulin after your workout meaning it will absorb and use that glucose very effectively!
Thanks for the tip! I am very into learning about nutrition, and I honestly learn something new everyday. 🙂
I exercise in the morning before work so I usually end up eating breakfast and more than likely that breakfast is an egg sandwich of sorts. If I do have a night class (like PUMP!), it ends up being less than optimal nutrition-wise. I am a fan of cereal and milk, which satisfies protein+carb+fat.
Egg sandwiches are always tasty 🙂 I think it’s just important to eat a little before and a little after so that you aren’t focusing on a grumbling tummy during the workout…or on the other end and completely stuffed, but then after you also aren’t ravenous and rading every cupboard…which can sometimes happen after those night time classes!!! 🙂