Well, through the years I've lost and gained, but was never worried about metabolism/nutrition, endurance/strength, etc. My dumbassery has caused me to take a few steps back, but nothing I can't fix so I need the knowlege and experience of dfws finest
I'm looking at a career change that could very well test my strength, speed, stamina, wits, and nerves so I truly need to get my shit together.
My question... I'm running 1-2 miles each morning. I received some information regarding nutrition to get me started, so I want to be sure that I implement each necessary step properly for maximum results.
I was told, that within one hour of waking up, I need to be consuming a protein supplement for the betterment of my body and my workouts. I have found a drink called "muscle milk". It's a nutritional shake that has 25g protein, lactose free, 220 calories, 9g fat, 10mg cholestrol, 540mg sodium, 1090mg potassium, total carbs 8, sugars 3g. Based on these ingredients.... Is something like this beneficial to my cause, or is this more of a glorified slim fast shake?
Before each run I drink 20oz of water and directly after I have another 40oz of water, then I shower and drink my muscle milk, along with a bowl of Kashi cereal. I eat every 3 or so hours some form of fruit and vegetables between meals, and I cut out all carbs after 3pm. I don't eat anything else, period, after 7pm since bedtime is no later than 10. I've pretty much already slowed drinking alcohol to few and far between events (every 3-6 months), and when I do drink it's no more than 3-6 beers.
It was also suggested to me that I do a 10-day cleanse to flush any toxins out of my body that could be holding me back. What are some good "cleanses" and are they worth it?
I've also been doing evening workouts using resistance bands during various exercises, and I'm going to begin running bleachers and doing more crunches/push ups in my daily routine as well.
Physically, I've lost a few inches thus far, but the first few are always the easiest to shed. My goal is to be one bad motor scooter physically by the end of the summer, or at least adjusted to all the working out enough so to have myself firmly on the right path.
I've also set up parallel bars in my back yard so that I can do exercises with my lower body while being supported on the bars by my upper body. My stomach is my primary area of concern, because that's the one area I haven't specifically targeted for toning in a LONG time. I need to be able to utilize my entire body when it's called upon and not have something cause me to falter/fail.
Anything useful you can think of would be greatly appreciated! Also any feedback on what I've got going so far would be welcomed. If you see that I'm doing something wrong, or could be doing it better, please...fire away
Thanks in advance!