The trouble with determining if you are too tired to workout is that we tend to use it in place of “I’m a lazy bum and I would rather eat bon bons”. Other factors that play into this though is that we have incredibly hectic schedules full of non-stop stress. We often dont get enough sleep. And one of the biggest factors is less than adequate nutritional habits.
What people dont realize is that you dont need some 60-90 minute workout session to call the day a success. Just 30 minutes of exercise per day can significantly increase your energy levels and even alter your mood (in a good way).
So if you want to chop the “too tired to workout” excuse…keep reading and find out the remedy to your bum-bon-bon syndrom…You know I still love you
…NOT a 5 hour energy shot! Dont be a dumby!
Busy Schedule – We all have busy schedules and sadly, at the end of the day our workout takes a backseat to the couch and your favorite re-runs of Seinfeld. Here is what you can try.
Go to bed a little earlier and commit to knocking out your workout first thing in the morning! And I know you are already too tired to workout, so getting up earlier does NOT make sense – but give it a try!
You get it out of the way and along with it…the excuse of being too tired to workout. Also, exercising in the morning can be a huge energy booster to start your day and reduces stress levels significantly!
You Are What You Eat – I am a foody…I love it! But that became an issue when I hit 27% body fat and 228lbs. My energy levels had tanked and barely had the energy to play with my kids after an 8-10 hours work day.
I would just veg on the couch and watch them play…I wanted to interact. One of the best things I did for my body was putting “good fuel” into it!
Food is fuel and your body/energy levels are directly affected by what you eat. Be sure to check out the Nutrition tab here on my site to get a wealth of resources on how to fuel your body properly!
Once you change up your nutrition plan and start fueling your body with what it NEEDS to operate at peak efficiency…then you will start to notice that your have much more energy to bang out those workouts!
When people tell me that they are too tired to workout, I always ask about their nutrition…Its one of the top trigger for energy levels.
Go To Bed! – If you are too tired to workout on a consistent basis…you might want to take a look at how much sleep you are getting. The NSF (National Sleep Foundation) recommends that we get between 7 and 9 hours of sleep per night. Its even more for children and adolescents.
What goes right along with this is that exercising daily can actually help you fall asleep FASTER and sleep BETTER than you would if you hadn’t worked out.
Workout Less – Oh you heard me right!
A lot of people think that in order to get a workout in thats “worth while”, it has to be an hour or more. Thats just not the case!
Here is a quote from Fitness expert Steve Edward’s blog:
Your body has an emergency response to exercise. When you begin, no matter what you’re doing, you burn glycogen for fuel. Once your body figures out that you aren’t in an emergency, it begins to conserve by shifting to body tissue, primarily fat stores, for energy. It was once assumed that training during this “fat burning” period was optimal for weight loss. Now we know it’s the opposite. If you take advantage of the glycogen window by training hard (and smart so you don’t get hurt) you can alter your body’s metabolism—the key to changing your body composition—quickly and efficiently.
It is important to note that this doesn’t not mean longer exercise is bad/wrong/unnecessary. Especially athletes, who need 100% efficiency in performance, will need to train body systems that take more than 30 minutes to stimulate. But for the average time-crunched person it’s good to know that short, intense, exercise has been proven to be your ticket to staying healthy…Read the full article here
Thats why I love the Focus T25 workout! On top of being too tired to workout, I like to use the excuse of, “I dont have time to workout”…Well with T25, those excuses go flying out the window since it only takes 25 minutes! Watch the video below and check it out!
What it truly come down to is not whether you are too tired to workout…
What it comes down to are your priorities. If you want the results, the energy, the weight loss, the stress reduction…the list goes on and on.
If you want those things, you will prioritize daily exercise. You will prioritize healthy nutritional habits. You will prioritize getting enough sleep.
What do YOU want?
Now its time to BRING IT & inspire other to do the same