It’s a common misbelief that you should feel tired after a workout. And in some cases, it’s true. However, when done properly, exercising can actually leave you with more energy than when you started.
Our bodies are very efficient machines. They only do as much work as necessary. If our energy demand is low, so will the production of energy to meet that demand. At the heart of energy production are little “energy factories” called mitochondria within each cell. Basically their job is to take food and turn it into energy to fuel our body. The more energy we use, the harder mitochondria work to meet the energy demand – up to a point.
So if you’re feeling completely spent after a workout, it could be from any of these reasons.
So often in the business world or in general goal setting, you hear people talk about getting clear about what you want. You can’t really reach a goal until you know what that goal is. Plus, if you don’t have a goal or destination, how will you know when you get there?
Well, the same can be said of your weight loss goal. Is your reason strong enough? Are you clear about your ‘why’?
Do you give up at the first setback? Whether caused by something you did (e.g. overeating) or something completely out of your control (e.g. injury or sickness), setbacks are almost always a guarantee with weight loss.
How you focus on reaching your weight loss goal and dealing with setbacks will determine your level of success.
5 Pieces of Fitness Equipment That Won’t Take Up Too Much Room in Your Suitcase
Travelling and exercise don’t mix well. You don’t have access to your local gym or home equipment and you obviously can’t take your favorite exercise machines with you.
To make it worse, your hotel might not have a fitness center or, if it does, it may be one that charges a hefty fee to use the equipment. This, however, doesn’t mean that you will have to lose whatever fitness progress you have made.