Without our health and well-being, we are not free to be the best version of ourselves. That’s why I train first thing in the morning. And being selfish in the wee hours of the morning doesn’t take away from family duties.
I train at 4 am when school is in session and at 7 am during breaks. When I can squeeze it in, I do high intensity interval cardio.
I am also a proponent of using My Fitness Pal. I find that a sound diet is like a sound budget. Until you track them, you don’t realize how much you are overeating or overspending. I try to keep my macronutrient profile about 40/40/20 for protein/carbs/fat, though I’m not persnickity about it. As long as I am taking in quality protein before and after my workouts, and limiting white carbs throughout the day, I am usually pretty close to that.
I do not usually drink calories, besides dry red wine, or a few craft beers on the weekends. (Summertime is a challenge for me, especially on a hot day or socializing with friends!)
I supplement with Onnit Total Primate Care and a daily multivitamin.