“Success is a journey not the destination.” Arthur Ashe
I have to declare (proudly) that I will be waving every single purple item I have this coming Saturday when the Fremantle Dockers meet Hawthorn in the AFL Grand Final in Melbourne, Australia. I spent six years at the Fremantle Football club as their Sports Dietitian looking after the players nutrition needs and as much as I loved that job, by golly it was a hard slog at times with just a few wins here and there. Nineteen years down the track I fully believe that each and every member of staff and every player that I worked alongside in those tough years, has contributed to where the team is today. So, this week with a Grand Final trophy in sight my mind keeps wandering to how they are preparing for their epic battle ahead. I know they will be ticking all the boxes to give themselves the best chance because they are elite athletes.
You don’t have to be an elite athlete to tick all the boxes when exercising and training. All you need is a desire to do your own personal best and what you eat is a key ingredient. Head on over to a blog post I recently wrote for N4 Food and Health and check whether you ticking all the fuel boxes. Just like the purple ones are doing right now. Go Dockers!!
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