Why is it that most people will never miss a day of work or a workout, but we have no problem skimping out on our sleep?
We’ve all been there - we have a tight deadline at work or a social event that keeps us up past our bedtime. However, we still need to wake up at the same time the next morning to hit the gym or be at work on time. The end result? Not enough sleep!
While you may feel “okay” the next day, if this becomes more of a habit, you will likely start to notice the effects of lack of sleep. You may find yourself more irritable than normal, or notice that you have difficulty focusing on tasks or that the barbell at the gym feels like 200#. Some research also suggests that sleep deprivation may increase levels of cortisol, and decrease the production of glycogen and carbohydrates that are stored and needed for energy during exercise. While there are a number of other reasons why you may feel this way, if you are not getting enough sleep, things are not going to get better!
Everyone at the gym knows Shujoy! He's dabbled in both the evening and morning classes, until settling in to the 7am class during the week. Despite his busy work schedule, Shujoy never misses out on a workout. If he does, he will be the first to tell you how unhappy he is about it!
Before joining 6S, Shujoy had already transformed his life and created good habits. That trend continued to blossom with us, and after joining the CrossFit program, dialing in his nutrition with Food for 6S, managing and recovering from minor injuries, it's safe to say that Shujoy is a force to be reckoned with! Shujoy's thirst for knowledge is unique - he is patient and understands that progress takes time; he wants to master a movement before loading more weight; he values and listens to every cue a coach gives him; and he records, analyzes and learns from his movement patterns.
As costs of living continue to rise, so too does the cost of nourishing ourselves. Recent articles have predicted the price of groceries is expected to rise in 2019, particularly fruits and vegetables (https://www.cbc.ca/news/business/canada-food-price-report-2019-1.4930130). So, in a city like Toronto where a penny saved is truly a penny earned, how does one save money food shopping?
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