Have you ever wanted to lose weight so bad
But you felt so tired and sluggish that you couldn’t even think of adding exercise to your daily schedule? It sounds odd, but exercise actually provides you with more energy.
The hard part is making yourself get up and get going. Aside from helping you lose weight due to the calorie and fat burning process you go through with exercise, your body gets a surge of endorphins when you’re working out, revving up your energy for the day ahead.
Don’t try to work out at the very end of the day when your mind and body are exhausted. Instead, find time in the early morning or mid part of the day to add exercise to your schedule.
Start small, adding in a few extra steps at first. Use the stairs instead of the elevator or escalator.
Park a little farther away from the entrance when you go shopping. Or spend a few extra minutes on your treadmill at home.
You can start out doing 5 minutes a day and then increase it weekly until you’re getting your recommended 20 minutes minimum.
“Then work your way up to an hour if you can.
That may mean implementing better time management skills for the rest of your life.
When you get on a regular sleep schedule where you’re going to bed at the same time every night and waking up at the same time every morning after a full night’s rest, you’ll find that you have ample energy to fit a workout into your schedule.
Make sure you focus on exercise that’s fun for you.
If you’re forcing yourself to engage in some sort of punishing bootcamp, for example, you may not be able to motivate yourself to attend on a regular basis.
But if you have plans to go rollerblading or cycling somewhere (maybe with a friend), then you look forward to it more and it becomes easier to stay committed to your workout regimen.
The best thing you can do to increase your energy levels is fuel up with food that helps (not hurts, like sugary foods that make you crash half an hour after eating them), and pair your nutrition with movement that gets your heart rate moving and the blood pumping.
Try it for at least thirty days. See how different it is at the end of that time span compared to the days when your only source of energy was a sugar and caffeine-packed energy drink or five cups of coffee.