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4/10/14 4:24 P

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I am just trying to get used to "Working Out" in the am. For now, that means I get up and take the dog for a walk.

I usually don't eat before I do that.

If I was going to go for a bigger workout, I would have to have something to avoid the inevitable BONK. Nothing puts an end to a good workout like running out of gas!!

You Achieve what you Emphasize!!!


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3/27/14 10:17 A

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IF I am getting on the treadmill immediately, I'll have something small like a piece of fruit or some toast (all after my two cups of coffee).
If I have more than 45 minutes until my workout, I'll have a normal breakfast (cereal with fruit and juice). If I workout right after a meal, I tend to get cramps.

As far as "optimal" I weigh in religiously every two weeks whether I'm ready for the result or not. I've been around the block enough times to know when I'm trying to play with the numbers.

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3/26/14 5:50 P

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Ha ha!

Don't worry.
A little caffeine is actually not bad for you.
It's what you put in it!

Believe me, many many many people would have a very bad day if I didn't get my morning coffee!

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3/26/14 10:33 A

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Thanks. I find I'm balancing time with everything else. I've come to have a cup of coffee and a banana, then lots of water during the workout. After I'm all done, maybe something like a protein bar (in the car...). Seems to work OK, but I have no idea if a better idea is out there (no one attack the coffee...).

"Some day we will look back on this, and it will all seem funny" - Bruce Springsteen (The real BOSS, as opposed to me.)





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3/26/14 10:08 A

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I used to not eat breakfast at all.
Now I roll out of bed and head straight for the kitchen.
My usual breakfast is a 2 egg omelet w/ a tiny amount of cheese. and either fruit or yogurt.
Just enough to get my head clear, and stretch.

Then I am able to do much more the rest of the day!

Eating breakfast has changed my results drastically.

As far as what is optimal:
If it's working good.
If it's not change something.
But don't change everything.

A lot of people make the mistake of saying "this doesn't work" and scraping their whole plan for a new fad or trend program. I find that it is usually 1 or 2 little tweeks can make a huge difference!

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3/25/14 9:24 P

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I normally just have a glass of juice or a banana and then go for a run or swim, or what ever.
A yogurt before a race. I keep it simple and I don't make a big meal, some thing light and simple. remember you are on empty so a little fuel is good


"The future ain't what it used to be"
Yogi Berra
Life is full of obstacle illusions.
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3/25/14 8:35 P

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Hello.

I have a question, really aimed at the subset of you who (1) seek to lose weight and not just maintain; and (2) work out in the early AM before work.

Here it is: do you eat first? If so, what do you eat and what do you not eat? Oh, and while we are at it, how do you know what you are doing is optimal?

Many thanks!

"Some day we will look back on this, and it will all seem funny" - Bruce Springsteen (The real BOSS, as opposed to me.)





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