For as long as I can remember, I’ve loved morning workouts. Roll out of bed, grab my clothes, and get started. It’s so much easier to motivate myself to get moving when the day’s trials haven’t left me pooped. I also love my morning workout because nothing can get in the way. If I set my alarm, I’m good to go.
Although working out in the morning is fantastic for your willpower and routine, it can be difficult to get your pre-workout nutrition on point. When you’re getting up super early to fit in your workout, the idea of getting up thirty minutes earlier to make a pre-workout snack just sounds awful (and exhausting!).
There are a number of ways around pre-workout snacks if you work out immediately upon waking.
- Have a portion of your carbohydrates in your bedtime snack. This will ensure your body has glucose available in your early workout.
- Sip on BCAAs throughout your workout.
- Fuel up on carbs immediately after your workout.
Since moving to Texas and starting my blog/fitness coaching business, my morning routine has shifted a bit, giving me almost an hour between waking up and starting my workout. When I started feeling jittery during my lifting sessions, I realized it was time to make a change and was inspired to create this recipe! It’s inspired by Jill Coleman’s Cookie Dough Bread. I modified a bit to decrease the fat content and to fit the ingredients I had in my apartment.
I eat a small slice (half the regular serving, AKA 1/16th of a 9 inch loaf pan) before my workouts now. It’s great because you can make the loaf on a Sunday and it’ll last you well it throughout the week, even into the next.
Let me know if you try it and what you think! If you’re looking for a guide of how to incorporate these yummy treats into your day, be sure to check out my restaurant eating guidebook. I break it all down for ya so you can be consistent wherever you are.
What’s your go-to pre-workout snack?