- Most times I am too tired at the moment to exercise… What would be easy light things I could do??
- Where is your favorite place to work out and why?
- I exercise 3 times a week and often feel like I can’t do the exercise. Although I can most of the times and feel stupid about it so I do them anyway. To me it feels like a lack of confidence in myself and also I don’t want to loose face. I have trouble staying with myself and the exercise. Are there wise words that can help me building confidence and trust that I can do it and if I can’t than that’s something that’s okay too? (It doesn’t has to do with willpower, lost 42 pounds and am loyal to my gym appointments). Thanks in advance for taking the time to answer. (:
- This morning I’m drinking a yummy cup of herbal tea. Can I count this as my water?
- How do I get to sleep early, at 10 PM?
Try it out! I bet it will work out for you hehe
2) keep it light, no longer than 10 minutes. Working out without food is unhealthy.
3) make sure to eat a fulfilling breakfast no mattter the cost. You can slack off on lunch and dinner but breakfast is where you should pull all the stops to make it as delicious and nutritious as possible
I'd suggest starting your day with a big glass of water and then maybe a banana and some dry fruits. Bananas are always eaten before or after a work out session and they shouldn't make you feel all bloated and tired.
Try it out, I really hope it helps!
Just don't give up.
You're brilliant and motivated and you desire change and I'm sure you can do it.
Option 1 is hyper-efficiency machine. As Fabulous recommends, sleep in gym clothes, hop into workout shoes first thing, have a *light, ready-to-go breakfast* pre-prepped (think a tiny amount of lean protein), digest on the road during workout, enact stoic discipline, ignore pain, tear through workout and blast off to work.
Option 2 is slow boat. As background, I hate mornings and have never been a morning person. I realized that this is mostly because I'm afraid of the morning rush. So when I started working out I shifted my entire schedule to wake up 3 hours before work. I still found it important to run out of the house first thing to avoid inertia (no food!) but I knew I'd be back in 20 minutes (Fabulous Run for exercise) and then I could leisurely eat breakfast and relax.
I know it can be hard to exercise on an empty stomach but it sounds like you're defeating yourself with this nibble-and-digest routine. You could also opt for something like an energy chew to boost your blood sugar without being so big that you need to stop everything to digest it.
If it doesn’t work for you I would suggest you to do something lesser demanding in the morning like going for a walk.
Find something that works for you. Maybe go in another room where there’s sunshine. Get someone else involved, like a partner. There’s also videos, get some ideas from here; and make your own routine. That way it’ll be easier to stick to it.
Hope this helps!
I also am just starting to develop my exercise habit. I had to train myself to just get out of bed, drink water, eat and start exercising. The key for me is not to get distracted with anything else until these things are done. That’s been the biggest challenge and change for me but the most significant.
I hope my thoughts helped. Best of luck to you on your weight loss journey.😊
Hope this helps.
* I maintain 14 hours gap in between my dinner to breakfast.
* When I wake up I used to drink a half a glass of hot water while sitting comfortably on a chair. Usually taking 1-2minutes to finish it.
*Then I have to prepare breakfast. So while I'm cooking I play my playlist on youtube. Most of them are rhythmic songs. Example – https://youtu.be/S99l38LV8Kk
So I'm moving my body according to the rythem. Actually, it does not dance just some of my own steps & funny body movements. I pause the music once I sweat & start to feel my mussels are burning 😊
This is so worked for me. I totally forget the hunger.
*Usually I do this 2 hours before my breakfast.
* Secret behind this is, I changed my thought process strategically. So I don't feel hungry or tired in the morning with the reminder of doing exercise or workouts
*It makes my mind so happy & energetic too.
Wish you all the very best!
I am still doing this everyday since 40 days ago until now .
If you are still hungry in the morning have a light breakfast such as a smoothie that you can drink at intervals. Start with light exercise like a moderate walk for 20 minutes or a good stretch.
You can also eat dinner later in the evening!
I might try it myself. Good luck!
The key is understanding yourself, which you are doing that very well here. Understand the resistance that you are feeling. One, you are hungry, two, you think you need time to digest. Then the viscous cycle of work came in.
Step two is to try new ways. If you feel too full after the meal, eat less. One banana is enough to get the workout started. With that, you won’t need time to digest, the idea of work will not show up. Then you get out of the house as quickly as possible before your mind can start thinking. That was what I did. No brushing teeth, no clean up, workout clothes are ready in the night before. Keys, socks and everything I need are all on the table ready to grab and go. Don’t let your habitual mind kicks in.
Yes it is hard in the beginning. The second key is to keep improving, do not give up. It is way simpler than you think. First day, i didn’t even wake up. 2nd day, I woke up but didn’t go to gym. 3rd day I woke up, went to gym but didn’t workout because I was surfing Instagram with gym wifi. Fourth day I did only light workout, like 5 min threadmill. That continues for a week. Then I already know I can wake up and head to gym at that hour and get to work on time. That is an accomplishment (regardless the workout is only 5 min). Slowly I add more load to the workout. And it is not smooth sailing after that. I felt tired after heavy load, cannot concentrate at work. So I tweak again. Change the kind of workout. In summary, 1. Understand the reason your unconscious mind doesn’t feel like doing and come up with a new way to make it say yes. 2. Keep doing no. 1. Give yourself compliment everytime you overcome one reason not to go, like “okay, I can wake up at this hour” “okay, I’m confident I can finish this workout on time” “okay, this is easy for me now”. You will be surprised how fast you progress by doing so little a day.
But.. Maybe it’s just me but the moment I eat and top it off with a coffee or something plus vitamins I feel like I NEED to get going. If I don’t go out right away, I’ll fall asleep. So, maybe best to push yourself to go right away as soon as you finish breakfast. After a while you’ll get used to it
I do have water and coffee before a work out, I think over time my body just adjusted to it.
Regarding exercise I am not consistent but sometimes when I don't feel like it I try light exercise like doing some squats or abdominal exercises. I don't like doing the same thing over and over so that's why I find it hard to stick to exercising. So I try to find different ways to exercise.
Cardio exercises like walking is some proven light activities you can do before breakfast or morning hunger hits.
Another option is to make a protein shake with your favourite protein powder and take that along in addition to a water bottle wwhen you exercise. It will actually help you recover from strenuous workouts and provide protein without a solid meal sitting in your stomach!
Feeling. My goal is to feel primed for the day and that varies and can s ometimes be hard to predict. Creating a positive feedback loop is important to keep momentum. experimentation may
Be worthwhile to see what is helpful.
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