What was supposed to be a normal ride, turned out to be a total disaster for me. Low energy, rock bottom body fuel, zilch on power.
Problem: Pre-workout nutrition.
I only had a cookie before starting the ride.
At just 25% into the ride, I was already “out”. I tried to boost myself with a power bar, and then a power gel, but to no effect. Halfway through the ride, we stopped at a carinderia in Naic, Cavite, and I ate lugaw with egg. Still inadequate.
All efforts were too late. It was a horrific ride.
My life lesson: I cannot dive into my ride/day without the proper “pre-workout/pre-day nutrition”.
Similarly, what would normally be a full and fulfilling day could end up a total fiasco (like my bike ride) if my pre-day nutrition would be composed of:
*The morning paper – full of issues that will frustrate me
*AM Radio – hmmmm, still full of issues highly opinionated discussions that would make my head spin
*FM Radio – Well, this isn’t so bad, especially if I like the music, but the positive effect on me is short-lived.
No wonder many end the day so stressed and burned out. Problem? Pre-day nutrition.
Solution: God and His Word.
Enduring. Refreshing. Comforting. Encouraging. Inspiring. Rewarding.
Psalm 1:2-4 His delight in in the law of the Lord, and on his law he meditates day and night. He is a tree planted by streams of water, which yields its fruit in season and whose leaf does not wither. Whatever he does prospers.