We revel in challenges here at Gnosh. So much so that in a couple of weeks one of the team will be attempting the Three Peaks Challenge- climbing the three highest mountains in England, Scotland and Wales in just 24hours. Simple, right? Only if you train hard and nail your nutrition!
Eating more regularly has played a huge role in keeping up energy for training. Productive gym sessions are fuelled by the 4 o’clock protein snacks that give a great energy hit. Crunchy peanut butter on Food Doctor multi-seed pittas has been a favourite! It is just as important to eat a nutritious meal after exercise too. Turmeric and ginger are known for their anti-inflammatory properties so make use of them to aid muscle recovery. Fresh ginger tea is also a perfect way to keep you hydrated (if you can handle the heat!). Overall, the training diet for this challenge is a lot leaner and cleaner but don’t panic, a little temptation has made its way in to keep things reasonable. After all, chocolate is there to be eaten.
All funds raised in completing the challenge supports Camp Project Wales, a charity that provides kids from the Halton Borough in Liverpool with an action and adventure holiday to Wales. Here, they can build up their self-esteem and confidence through activities such as horse-riding, swimming, canoeing and much more.
So ditch the excuses. Find a great cause, enter a new challenge and train hard!Comments Off on In Peak Condition