How to Use Exhaustion as a Guide in Building a Sustainable Exercise Regimen
Some days life and lack of sleep deplete us of energy, making it impossible to workout, so what do you do if you're in a fitness challenge?
Read below for my thoughts.
Tip #1 - Be Honest With Yourself
It can be really tough to exercise on the days when you’re just too exhausted.
On those days I suggest a walk or stretch class to give your body some movement but if you’re just plain exhausted and even those options seem unbearable, go to bed early and make a plan to get up the next morning for your workout.
But what can you do if you're always too tired to exercise? Read on.
Tip #2 - Assess Your Day
Figuring out a workout schedule that works for your unique life and circumstances is number 1 in building a sustainable workout regimen.
Only you know what adjustments you need to make, the help you need and the boundaries that you need to set up to see your workout through.
Often, I hear that either a morning or evening workout regimen works best for my challengers.
For those who face extreme exhaustion by the end of their days, oftentimes they decide to make morning workouts a priority. The workout gives them energy for their day and they end the day satisfied that they got their workout done in the morning.
For those who have a really early wakeup time or are more of a "night owl", evening workouts seem to work better for them. Oftentimes I hear that their evening workout helps them wind down from their day, giving them better sleep.
And for those who work from home, oftentimes I hear that the mid day/lunch break workout time works best for them, giving them a nice dose of energy to finish out their work day strong.
"Today you are You, that is truer than true. There is no one alive who is You-er than You.” – Dr. Seuss