Child approved, momma obsessed, and one of my most favorite pre workout to eat, every morning. Okay, even on rest days, I want these.
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Let me preface this, I have not always been a person to eat prior to working out. But, these wonderful muffins have forever changed my heart and mind. I now eat a "preworkout meal" before working out in the mornings, if it is not carrot muffins, I love whole wheat or whole grain english muffins. likethese.
There is more to the story, as to why I eat before working out.
why I eat before working out
It began over a year and a half ago.
I took my workout to the gym before work. I had the entire workout planned out, and I wanted to hit so many miles on the treadmill (I was trying to hang with my 100 mile goal, you can read more about that here).
I was almost done with my workout and began feeling so bad.
I felt as though I was having a full on panic attack. Nauseated, my kidneys hurt, I was sweaty but a new sweat, like a catecholamine release. I got myself ready for work. Got breakfast as soon as I got to work, and a sprite. (I know, a sprite. How healthy? But, I just can't kick them- if you have any suggestions as to how, send them my way!).
That feeling of like I was going to die, did not pass. And usually after I ate, the bad feelings would go away after thirty minutes or so.
I over road the glucometer at the nurse's station, and took my own sugar. Mind you, I am not a diabetic, nor am I borderline.
My sugar was 60. My sugar was 60, after I ate foods high in carbs and protein.
Me not eating before my workout, before an extensive run, bottomed my sugar out. God only knows how low it was before the food.
I was allowed to go home after my clinical manager made sure my sugar was coming up. I honestly just felt soooo, so bad. I napped the rest of the day.
I began my search for healthy pre-workout food options.
CARROT MUFFINS ORIGIN
That is where I found these glorious little treats.
I began following another a fitness coach there and onInstagram, and she kept showing her morning routine, so I made my first batch. They were not as pretty as I hoped, but I was hooked.
I have found a few tricks to getting them prettier. (We eat with our eyes first, so that is important to me! )
I pair these muffins with my favorite pre-workout linked here.
If you try them, let me know, and tag me!
CARROT MUFFIN RECIPE:
Hey Ya'll! My name is Amy, I am a girl mom (times two), married to one of my favorite guys, a daughter, a Jesus follower and so much more. I love preworkout and a great sweat, I collect books like trophies, I love to cook but hate a dirty kitchen. I love grungy country music, bell bottom pants, turquoise (the mineral) and converses. Our house is full of love and laughter as we navigate this busy life together, focusing on keeping the important parts of life the biggest parts, and building a healthy and safe place in our family of four!