How do I overcome the tendency to fall asleep after coming home from work instead of working out?

It’s quite normal to feel exhausted after work. Despite what one does for a living, this is more than 8 hours of our life, not even taking into consideration the commute back and forth. Then all the other commitments you may have at home. I can completely understand why this may be a problem for you, and a lot of other people.

let me get you to think outside the box when it comes to exercising, and slowly making it a part of your lifestyle. Something to consider in the future, is that exercise will increase your energy, making you feel a lot less tired.

6 winning ways to increase your energy, and have an effective workout

  1. Try the mornings instead of the afternoons. I find this to be extremely helpful. Studies have shown that it’s better to train cardio in the morning, and weights at night. I strongly believe that the best outcome results in training when your schedule and your innate body clock works best. Some people prefer early in the morning, others in the evening. If you fall asleep in the evenings, try out the mornings before work. You won’t get interrupted or become bombarded with too many chores and duties. It’s time for you, it’s peaceful and highly productive
  2. If you aren’t a morning person, how about lunch time? Why not train during your lunch break, or extend your break somewhat, perhaps 3 times a week, and get to the gym. Pick a time that’s not too busy in your workplace and in the gym, so you feel a lot more at ease and can use the appropriate equipment. For the best results, have your lunch after your session, and opt for a protein drink before hand, if you are very hungry. It’s not productive to train on a full stomach.
  3. When you pick your time, stick to it. It’s important that your flexible, but you must adhere to a time of day consistently, and apply yourself to the training at hand. There is no use in training during different parts of the day. Pick one time, stick to it for a week and see how that works for you. Then, try something else. Make sure it does fit into your schedule, as you will be more inclined to stick with it long term. This is what you need to do in order to get results, and sustain your weight loss and fitness during your life.
  4. Make sure you get enough sleep. Perhaps one of your challenges is not getting enough sleep, or being worn out from physical activity in your work life. What I can suggest in this case, is to make sleep a top priority, if you are snoozing early in the day. Before you go to bed, allow yourself one hour at least, to unwind and put down the electronic devices. Have a bath with lavender oil, or magnesium salts, take magnesium to relax and prepare your body for sleep, or have a massage. Some people like to meditate before bed to put them into a relaxed state, other people like to read a book. Find what works best for you, and stick to your bedtime routine, including the time you go to bed every night. We can’t be perfect, but we can try to instill a realistic routine.
  5. Eat enough protein. Protein helps to repair and repair our muscles from exercise and training. Sleeping also helps our bodies create and recycle protein, which is a huge component of our recovery during this time. It’s important to ensure you do get enough protein in your diet, on a daily basis. But there is such a concept of eating too much, which will increase your body fat. Everyone requires a certain amount of protein, and that depends on our build, how much we exercise, our age and how much muscle we have. I always tell my clients to have a piece of protein that’s the size of their palm, which is a reasonable amount. It’s roughly about 100 or so grams per serving. Getting enough protein during the day is essential for your energy levels, and also your training efforts. Check in to see if you are having enough.
  6. Ditch the refined sugars, carbs and snacks. Refined carbs and sugars found in white bread and candy are empty nutritional sources. They will drown your energy levels, and also increase your risk of heart disease and diabetes. They are to blame for energy lows and highs during the day. When you opt for healthy carbohydrate alternatives like sweet potato and oats, you will be consuming fibre and protein, as well as minerals, that will maintain steady energy levels throughout the day. This will stop you from falling asleep during the day. Keep your diet optimal and avoid processed foods at all costs.

I do hope these help you along your fitness journey. Let me know if you need further clarification. I look forward to connecting via the links below.

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