This past week our family of six took to the ski slopes for our first skiing spring break. Within the first hour, I was wishing we were on the beach. I quickly realized our younger twins needed a RESET. So off we went into the lodge, boots off, gloves off, and enjoyed the people watching. Second day we hit the bunny hill. I had some hope that the day would get better once our littles warmed up. Nope, after about 90 minutes, it was time for a lunch RESET.
It was during this second RESET, I thought it’s like taking on nutrition. The first time I started working with Kari, I was blown away by how much I learned. She taught me how I wasn’t eating enough and we learned how my body doesn’t process fat well. I learned that I didn’t have a good balance of carbs, protein, and fat, hence why I felt tired even with a good night’s sleep. I also found out how much different my body felt by eliminating some foods or ensuring some food were only in moderation. I did a RESET with her once I began my marathon training. There is no way I would’ve been able to fuel my body appropriately without her HELP. Another year later, I needed another RESET. This time my goal was to get back on track after a year of back pain, stress, COVID fatigue, and recognizing I purely needed some Accountability.
So many feel that nutrition is only about trying to lose weight. Well I have to disagree! For some of us, it is about learning how to have a healthy relationship with food, or for the individuals that need help with event or race training. It’s for the individuals that want to gain muscle and feel strong inside and outside the gym. It’s also for the individuals that feel like they have hit a plateau. Many of us need a RESET when we aren’t seeing the results we are hoping to see in the gym.
So on the last day of our ski trip, I realized it was the RESETS that got our younger twins skiing three straight hours on our last day. I ask you this, if you did a Nutrition REST, where do you think you might be in the next three months? Race PR? Better sleep? Less illness? More energy? Muscle Gain? Choosing to do a nutrition REST, is an investment in all the hard work you do day in and day out when you walk into the gym and/or train for your upcoming race/event.
-Erica Erickson, Group Fitness Coach