What a workout!!! It was really tough to begin with though, I think perhaps it was something to do with the fact that I ate a small bit of chicken with thai sauce, stir fry veg and a tablespoon of noodles about 1 hour before which I know was bad, but unfortunately it happened... It was literally only a few mouthfuls, but I think I'm going to try and work out what I have eaten before the workout when I have a really good one (by which I mean I feel energised!).
I started off on the cross trainer, a low level for 20 minutes. I thought I was actually going to die. There was no way I could increase the level at all like I usually do, I just had to get through it.
Then I moved on to the weight machines and I felt like I had no energy at all! Now if there had been a reason for it, overly tired/maybe getting ill etc, I would have only done a short work out, but there was no reason for it at all, so I didn't want to do a short work out else I'd get home and feel like I should have done more. I decided to just do the compound muscles so that I got the most for my money :) and then did some abs work.
Then I went back on the treadmill and suddenly the energy was back!!! I did some walking up hills, increments of 3% (from 6%-15%) for 30 seconds and back to 6% for 1 minute. I did that for 10 minutes and then 2 x 5 minute runs and then cooled down with some gentle walking. I was sweating buckets, but felt GREAT!!!! Then I did loads of stretching which felt really good.
There's been a few people saying recently how they don't seem to be pushing themselves to the max and walking to my car, I did feel like I could have done more, but sitting here now, I feel knackered! I don't tend to push myself 100% as I want to last more than 1 minute, but hopefully this is something that I can work towards.
So what do you all eat before exercise? And how do you get through a tough workout?