You know what I’m talking about. Those of us that when we were in our young, athletic 20’s that could eat, eat and eat some more. Our body fat was always enviable and we never really even thought about ‘dieting’.
20 or so years later… ummm… life is different. Now, we eat salad for lunch. And we skip the endless pasta dinners. No more donoughts and coffee before a long workout. Or, sheesh… just a cup of coffee before a 18 mile run (followed by beer).
Those days are beyond me. Now, I’m mindful of my portions, try to have 3/4 of a plate filed with veggies, shun a beer after a workout (because it might effect tomorrow’s performance) and focus on “sensible, balanced snacks” between meals.
I still strive to fit into the same pair of jeans… well, at least for a few years. I now wear “age appropriate” workout gear and bikinis (the 6 pack is gone). I notice when I eat too much processed sugar or don’t have enough fluids.
Am I a wiser athlete now? or just getting older?