“I just don’t have the energy…”
“I’m too tired to….”
These are statements I hear every day & they reflect an unfortunate misunderstanding about energy.
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Energy is something we create, not something we wait for.
Unfortunately, while we talk about how little energy we have, we skip all the strategies that create energy.
Energy is created with good, quality nutrition from whole foods.
Energy is created from quality sleep.
Energy is created from exercise & movement.
Energy is created from hydration.
Energy is created from sunlight.
Energy is created from your thoughts and your words.
Energy is lost in poor nutrition.
Energy is lost in poor hydration.
Energy is lost in inadequate sleep.
Energy is lost in negativity & drama.
Energy is lost in being inactive.
Where do you need to make changes to create more energy?
Today, I created energy through movement. I worked out this morning & then walked to and from a local coffee shop to work for a few hours.
“Double or Nothing”
150 Single Unders
50 Air Squats
15 Power Cleans (95/65)
What kept me sane in this workout was doing 10 air squats and then moving to the other side of the barbell for the other 10. It made it feel much more manageable. I did the same thing with the power cleans in sets of 5. It’s the little mental strategies that keep me in the game!
On the food front:
I was super hungry after this morning’s workout so I went to whole foods and got a super random meal of brussels sprouts, 2 harboiled eggs & a bunch of bacon.
Around 1pm I had some chicken soup (no rice or noodles) and then dinner was salmon & a fall vegetable medley. I love fall!
Happy Friday the 13th!