One of the first things that my clients explain to me with their feedback is how much energy they have and how good they start to feel within their first few weeks.
What actually causes this and how can you experience the same benefits?
First off you have to understand that the feeling of having more energy is usually generated from an improvement in your mood.
Whenever you feel more motivated you find yourself having that extra bit of energy during the day but obviously this starts to run out as days go on so it then drops over time.
Eating better foods also helps stabilise your blood sugar levels meaning that you will have less dips in energy, also a benefit of eating fairly regular if you can.
Having a routine with your food and day can be a great way to increase your energy levels by having consistency rather than plenty of ups and downs during the day.
Even something like keeping hydrated throughout the day can have a huge impact on your energy and reduce fatigue massively.
So how do we keep this going?
If you have structure in your day with your nutrition and exercise you can almost pin point the times during the day that you begin to feel more tired or notice a dip in your mood.
I recommend writing this time down and also the feeling you have. You can now reverse engineer this by checking your food, hydration and many other factors.
If you’ve had a long stressful day, it’s tough to keep motivated but if you then go to train after work and you’re full of energy then we know that it’s the work life that’s draining you and that’s fine because everyone has to deal with that but having the awareness can keep you motivated and ensure that you smash that workout rather than making excuses!
Getting results also keeps your energy up!
Getting results and seeing the progress is a huge part of keeping yourself in a good place with your energy. Having a huge kick of motivation with your progress weekly can be enough to keep you going.
If you’re ticking the boxes daily, you also receive that feedback from your body that improves your mood and energy. As humans we thrive when we are being productive and progressing so finding this balance can have a huge positive impact on your energy levels.
So if you’re struggling with energy and wanting to have a consistent feeling of positivity I recommend controlling these factors. You will still have our days but it’s better to have 2 out of 7 than 5 out of 7 days with reduced energy levels.
Create a consistent routine that increases your chances of progressing and that’s maintainable.
Eat the right foods and keep yourself hydrated.
Make a dairy of your day to pinpoint the moments that energy is low and try to figure out why and how you can improve this.
Celebrate the wins even if they’re small, progress is progress and should be celebrated. This will give you frequent improvements in energy and mood.
Have a list of things that are your non-negotiables each day and if you achieve these then you know you’re 1 day closer to your goal.
Here are some non-negotiables of mine.
Wake up before 6:30am and read or listen to something positive.
Exercise daily for at least 30 minutes.
Eat a healthy diet consisting of at least 80% healthy foods and take my daily supplements.
Achieve my daily step count.
Prep my meals for the following day/days.
Plan my next day in advance on paper (this helps me sleep).
This list seems like a long one but all of these things can be achieved whilst also keeping on top of my busy work life and family life. Imagine you was ticking all these boxes daily, how do you think you would feel in 3-6 months?
Only one way to find out!
Take control of your lifestyle and you will notice huge benefits.