09 Feb My Favorite Workout and Nutrition Products for Female Athletes 2/9/2022
If you have been following my journey, I have become extremely minimalist.
Here are several things I no longer spend money on:
2. Lotions and exfoliating nonsense (this is all a scam)
3. New clothes and shoes (I rotate the same 2 coaching outfits)
4. Car washes (I do it myself)
6. New home decor
There’s more being added to the list because the older I get, the less I need. In fact, the less noise, clutter, and decisions in my life, the better. Evidence suggests that the less decisions people make, the better it is for their health, clarity and focus, and the more decisions they have each day, they often make choices that seem impulsive or irrational (Pignatiello 2020).
The best book on this topic, Essentialism, will help you to narrow down what is truly essential in your life. Author Greg McKeown gives examples of CEOs and other high performers and how they stay focused amidst distraction.
Hint: they are happy with less.
Speaking of things that are essential, I will only recommend to female athletes products I believe will make a big difference in their training and nutrition. In my home, I only have things that better my health.
So many girls are busy with school, friends, leisure, and sports, they need to be equipped with the right things so they’re prepared for quality training and wholesome nutrition.
Here are my weekly favorites:
I prefer these as an alternative to Gatorade and other sports drinks that tournament concessions stands offer. Some female athletes complain of extra cramping and stomach issues due to Gatorade’s high amounts of sugar, so these Nuun tablets do the trick.
This is one of my favorite tools to work on Push-Ups, Pull-Ups, and more challenging core exercises. Too, I took this kit to Brazil when I lived in Rio de Janeiro for a year, and was able to get in resistance training without a fancy gym.
Here are some movements to do with the TRX:
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Pignatiello, G. A., Martin, R. J., & Hickman, R. L., Jr (2020). Decision fatigue: A conceptual analysis. Journal of health psychology, 25(1), 123–135. https://doi.org/10.1177/1359105318763510