Had another personal training session on Friday.
Yes, I went back.
I wasn’t 100% sure about it, but when you buy a pack of 10 sessions, there is strong motivation to use them up!
Chris was a complete sweetie about it and we did exactly what I asked for in the session: reviewed my training log and spent time re-grouping, re-focusing and strategizing. He answered all my questions, including some I had on what to eat before and after I work out.
The recommendation for after the work out was: get something into your system as soon as possible, within a half an hour, if possible.
What to have? Get this: chocolate milk.
When he said that, I said, “What? Are you out of your mind? I can’t believe you’re a personal trainer and you’re telling me to drink chocolate milk!”
Chris responded, “Yup. That’s what I have. It has four things that you need after a work out: simple sugars, complex sugars, protein and fat.”
Though the idea of consuming fat directly after exercise doesn’t seem to make much sense to me, I took his word for it. After my work out, I stopped by the store and got some chocolate milk.
First time in ages I’ve had chocolate milk.
And it was divine.
I think I like this new training program already.
(Note to self: Because we had a strategy session this time and not an actual workout, I’m guessing that I’ll have to be prepared work like a demon next time…)