How To Find The Energy To Workout When You Work Like A Dog
We all have to work. It’s hard to find the time get your workout in when you are always working long days. Especially in the whole “bad economy” that we’re living in, working hard is more important than ever. Unfortunately most of us fail to realize the investment of being healthy & how much it can influence your overall success.
Many of my clients always give me the excuse that they’re too tired or their minds aren’t into working out after they’ve been at work all day. And that’s understandable. Although this is when I begin to see a problem when they’ll constantly sacrifice their workouts to put in an extra couple hours of work. Another problem arises when they claim that working out will only make them more tired.
The benefits of exercise, nutrition & having a positive mindset are a powerful force when it comes to achieving greatness. Without a strong energy you’re doing yourself a disservice by not giving all you can to accomplishing your goals. Lethargy is becoming a bigger & bigger problem these days as technology grows, but there is no substitute for getting a great sweat on.
Exercising will undoubtedly help you sleep better as well as releasing all the hormones that build up in the body. These hormones can get built up so easily especially when we are working sedentary jobs & doing sedentary activities all day.
The gym is also a fantastic place for an escape from work & all the junk that’s going on in your life. We all need to have that release and exercising is one of the few things that can healthily achieve this. Most people really do not know how to get more energy when it’s really pretty darn simple.
Stress levels can also cause you to get fatter by the release of the hormone cortisol. Having proper nutrition along with a great exercise program 3-4 times a week can do wonders for your weight & your health.
1. Go To Sleep By 10:30: By going to sleep early you’re going to have more energy tomorrow. This means no late night TV! Instead use your TV Recorder to record the program & watch it later. I wouldn’t go anywhere near bright lights (TV, computer, video games) within a half-hour of going to bed. Our bodies have natural circadian rhythms from our caveman days we have pre-wired in all of us. We’ve always gone to bed when the sun goes down & woke up when the sun comes up. So even if you got a full 8 hours of sleep last night but didn’t go to bed until 1 A.M., this isn’t the same because your natural circadian rhythms won’t agree.
2. Eat Breakfast Every Morning: Breakfast is easily the most skipped meal of the day. It’s easy to trade in a little sleep for a bowl of oatmeal. Having a healthy breakfast will provide the necessary energy to fuel your workouts & your workday. I recommend eating a bowl of old school Quaker oatmeal, with some protein powder & a banana. Also have plenty of nutritious snacks in your office drawer or wherever you work to keep your blood sugar in good homeostasis.
3. Start Your Day With A Positive Attitude: Having a strong attitude will give you the mental strength to have a more positive day & will give you some encourage to actually do your workout! The third thing I do every morning (after making my bed & drinking water) is to do deep breathing exercises along with 5 minutes of meditation.
4. Organization Leads To Your Productivity: Another huge reason why we put working out on the backburner is because we have allowed our lives to become chaos! Becoming organized & having a battle plan will give you the accountability of getting your workout in. Before you go to sleep write out your top 3 things you must accomplish by tomorrow & get them done before anything else. And do the one you don’t want to do the most first. When you eat a frog first thing in the morning, the rest of your day will seem great.
5. Fitness Is A Part Of Your Job: Exercise will help you with achieving success in your job. It will turn the volume down on any big situation or conflict. Working out can spur creativity & help you find solutions that wouldn’t come to you when you’re sitting in front of a computer. Keep a fitness item near you at all times so you’ll be more likely to do that instead of heading to the computer to check your email for the 57th time today.