Fuelin' Roadie
Nutrition tips for the bands playing their hearts out one town to the next!

Sprint Into the New Year–Literally!

The holidays are gone and 2010 is here. Time to get into shape! Monday, right?  Nope–don’t wait! Everyone always waits for a Monday and then turn around and end it on Tuesday. Your schedules are busy enough; thus, don’t look to your first day “off”  to start either.

Why? That’s easy–stamina!  Pure and simple! You can take that in any direction you’d like to take it, but the simple truth is the healthier you eat, the fitter you are, the better your stamina will be–on & off stage!

How? Glad you asked. There are numerous ways to approach this. You could 1) tidy up your diet or 2) increase your activity (aka workout). So, which is it? Which would you prefer to tackle? A little of both is the best bet for quicker results.

Here are some Roadie Tips to get you started:

  • Add a vegetable to your breakfast. See previous posts on breakfasts for tips on ways to incorporate the green stuff.
  • Find ways to cut out regular calories, such as cream in coffee or regular Coke. Opt for fat free half & half and diet sodas. Do you use regular mayo? Choose light or skip it all together and slather on the mustard.
  • Make your bus a jungle gym. Figure out ways to do a workout on the bus! Whether you are driving or at a stop you can make it work.  Pull up bars can easily fit in between bunks or work your triceps by doing dips.
  • Sprints. Stopping for 10-15 minutes? Use that time to do interval sprints to work heart and lungs.
  • Choose iApplication to help calculate your calories or help you pick healthier restaurants along the way.
  • Lastly, if you’re stumped about how to get started then ASK ME!  That’s why I am here…

Be realistic and reasonable about setting and achieving your goals. If you need help, seek out someone to hold you accountable! Challenge your band to compete against one another and put money on it!

Happy & Healthy Eating~

The Roadie Nutritionist

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One Response to “Sprint Into the New Year–Literally!”

  1. I’m always excited to visit this blog in the evenings.Please keep on churning out the content. It’s very entertaining.


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