I still wish they would come out with the runner's version they hinted too eons ago but I will still return to this trusty book when I need a little added nutrition focus to my training. When my long runs start getting longer I begin to get crazy sugar cravings and hunger mounts. Dear hubby can be a bad influence by saying things like you just ran 18-miles, a cookie won't hurt. True, one cookie won't. 100 cookies will. Now, I have never sat down and eaten 100 cookies but you get my point. Especially if you can become a running hunger monster too.
So as my training increased I turned back to fitbook the beginning of July. And I will be using it throughout the remainder of my training until race day in September. And in all reality, I will probably purchase another one in September to use until my next race day in December. And by races here, I mean marathons. The distance that makes me want to eat...and that is understandable. But come on, I still need to eat smart.
And that is where this trusty book comes in handy because it has a page to log my food intake daily. It has cute boxes for veggies, fruits, protein, sugar, etc. It has nice bubbles for water. It has a line to log how much sleep you got. It is a great compliment to logging miles because I can easily see page-to-page what I am running and what I am eating. It also gives you space to record the time of day with each meal so I can see if there is a time I become weaker and fall into temptation. And if provides a tool to shed the light....so to speak.
Let's imagine 6 weeks from now I am running great, feeling awesome, and am full of energy and then 2 weeks later I feel like a blob. I could look at my log and see if there was a running change or diet change. Bingo! Perhaps a mystery is solved.
|Nice and small, on my lap|
On that note, I can't believe I forgot to mention....fitbook contains places for you to write down your goals and rewards! Just remember to reward smart...perhaps some HINT water instead of a brownie?
Daily Gratitude: I am thankful for fitness minded organizations and products.
Daily Affirmation: I have the power to say no to sugar.
P.S. I purchased this book and am reviewing this product on my own accord. I was not asked or told to do so. The opinions are my own.