We all need more of it, right?
This is the #1 thing people tell us they need more of.
Sure, most of us would like to see the number on the scale move, but more than anything we would like to feel better and have more energy.
It may seem counter-intuitive but exercise, even brisk walking, can increase energy.
The more you move around, the more mitochondria your body makes to meet your energy needs. The more mitochondria you have, the greater the boost to your metabolism, and the greater your ability to produce more energy.
In addition to movement jump starting our metabolic rate, it also increases the production of endorphins (brain chemicals that give us a sense of well-being) and pushes the cardiac system to pump harder, bringing more blood to the brain.
So, this seems simple right, move more = have more energy.
What happens is we get into our routines of life.
We get up, get ready, get the kids off to school/daycare, then sit in the car, get to work and sit at our desk, back in the car (sitting), get the kids, go home sit on the couch. (You may have some differences but you see where I am going.)
We lead extremely sedentary lifestyles and we have to be intentional about movement.
We also have to take time for ourselves.
This may be easier said than done.
Inserting two kids into my own personal life has made juggling my time even harder. I know on several occasions I have put myself on the back burner and I have even had to put myself in check. (Its fun kicking your own butt.) 😉
If I don’t feel good about myself, I know I don’t feel good about being a Mom, Wife, Business Owner, Friend, etc.
We do understand, but draw a line in the sand.
If you want to have more energy, get moving now. Don’t wait till the time is perfect, because it never will be.
Having more energy takes more than drinking a cup of coffee or ten…
It takes making time for you, to focus on being the best you can be. Even if that is a brisk walk on your lunch break, or hitting a workout at TFW before/after work.
You are important and it will feel so good when you are done!
Let’s get moving and have more energy!