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Are you on the Motivation Struggle Bus?

Before becoming a Personal Trainer and Nutrition Coach, I thought training people and helping them get results was all about building great programs and teaching people how to use them. Wanna know a secret? Those things account for about 25% of what it is I do as a successful coach. Most clients come to me thinking "Hey! All I need is a program and for you to tell me what to eat. Then I'm good to go, I can handle it on my own." For a long time I would roll with this sentiment. I would build out these amazing, customized programs. I would create skeleton plans of what foods to eat and when. And virtually every time I let those clients hack away at it on their own, I would end up feeling guilt

What to Eat Before Training

As a trainer, one of the most commonly asked questions I get is "What should I eat before a workout?" There are a million good answers to this questions and everyone is different. However, in a nutshell, you want to get in a decent serving of quality carbs and protein, while making sure you give yourself ample time to digest before you train, especially if you have planned metabolic work like a HIIT workout or bootcamp style class. A healthy dose of protein and quick digesting carbs are a solid go-to, to ensure you have the necessary amino acids in place for muscle recovery, as well as ample carbohydrate to fuel your session. Anything that digests slowly has the potential to sit in your gut

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