Creating Great Energy for You and Your Life!

A piece of fitness is understanding how to manage your energy cycle. Many people run their lives in two stages: activity and fatigue. (Actually, there are three stages for most: activity-activity-activity, followed by a whole lot of fatigue that ends with a big crash. Many either lose their edge, get sick, find the need for a weekend sleep-a-thon, or worse, they go through life feeling sluggish and depleted without knowing why.

Feel familiar? I bet it does. Here is a simple tool to use in adding a new stage to your energy cycle – RECOVERY!
Energy Cycle Chart
Recovery is absolutely key. With physical fitness and exercise, your body does not adapt to the exercise (e.g. get stronger, build lean muscle) until it has a chance to rest and recover. The same is true with our lives. If we go, go, go without any rest and recovery, we will end up depleted. We will work hard, but our energy and life wonʼt expand, they will get smaller.

Personally, this hit home years ago when a friend of mine helped me make the connection between my exhaustion and my inability to make a career and life transition that I wanted to make. I just did not have the energy to plan for and make the change. As I was dragged down by my circumstances at that time, my energy shrank. To make a big, beautiful change in my life, I needed big, beautiful energy. Mine was anything but big and beautiful.

Call Pam (630-653-8152 or email pstrand@strandfitnessllc.com) to schedule your complimentary, no-obligation fitness consultation.

I began to work with my energy cycle, learning how my activity level led to fatigue (all activity leads to some level of fatigue or expended energy) and learning that it was within my power to actively replenish that energy. As I worked my cycle, my energy not only became more plentiful, it became more creative and more powerful. I was able to make the life transition I desired!

Here are some tips for managing the recovery stage of your energy cycle:

  1. Take small breaks through out the day to restore your expended energy, especially after a bout of intense activity like a great workout, a long meeting at
    work, or a stressful event.
  2. Never end your day without enough energy to start the next. When your tank is on empty, there is no energy to start the car!
  3. Create time before you head to bed to relax and release any stress from the day. Meditation, laying quietly on the floor, turning off all electronics and sitting quietly are all great ways to settle your energy at dayʼs end.
  4. Have a day during the week designated as a “recovery day.” This is a day of moderate to easy activity that builds you up and refreshes your spirits.
  5. Also have a day during the week designated as a “rest day.” No or very little activity should happen on this day. Keep a lazy or easy schedule with no demands on your time. Take a nap, sit and read, or go for a car ride – let your body and your mind rest.

Letʼs make it an energetic day!

Pam

Workout. Recover. Repeat!

Call Pam (630-653-8152 or email pstrand@strandfitnessllc.com) to schedule your complimentary, no-obligation fitness consultation.

Get in shape, enjoy your active life and still feel energized!

Strand Fitness is a personal training studio in Downtown Wheaton, serving Glen Ellyn, Carol Stream, Winfield, & Chicago Western Suburbs. To learn more about how Strand Fitness can help you reach your fitness goals, contact Pam (630-653-8152) and schedule your free fitness consultation.

About Pam Strand

Pam Strand is the owner of Strand Fitness, a personal training studio in Downtown Wheaton, serving Glen Ellyn, Carol Stream, Winfield, & Chicago Western Suburbs. To learn more about how Strand Fitness can help you reach your fitness goals, contact Pam (630 653 8152) and schedule your free fitness consultation. You can also learn more about our fitness solutions here: https://strandfitnessllc.com/fitness-solutions/

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