Ever wake up on Monday with that “I’m going to conquer the world!” kind of focus, only to find yourself exhausted, overwhelmed and totally uninspired to stick with your scheduled workout session by Wednesday?
There’s a good reason why you’re running out of energy by midweek. Luckily, the (natural!) solution to keeping your body high-vibin’ and on track may be a lot easier than you think.
The key to having fierce focus is to keep your four energy systems in balance: physical, mental, emotional and spiritual. You can also work on building the capacity of each energy system by training them each specifically.
One reason you may not be getting quick, incredible results? Most of us only train for physical energy and completely ignore the other three energy systems. That’s why you run out of energy fast and feel off-balance and out-of-sync with your body and your life.
When I learned there were different energy systems and respective ways to keep them balanced for optimum performance, it was a huge wake up call for me. I used to think that physical energy was the only energy source I had. It made sense to me: eat food, get energy, do work. So, then, why were my workouts suffering when I was having family or relationship drama? Even if I ate exactly the same thing every day, sometimes I would be fired up and, other days, I didn’t even want to get out of bed.
Most of us have busy, crazy, beautiful lives and we need a lot of energy to deal with daily demands like careers, family, relationships and self. And too many of us rely solely on our physical energy to power us through life.
This is where I made my biggest mistakes.
For years, I tried managing my energy with diet and workout supplements: fat burners, pre-workout igniters, post-workout recovery drinks and more. Then, when I couldn’t relax or come down, it was alcohol and sleeping pills. I was a top trainer, killing it in the fitness industry and top of my class in school, with a hidden supplement and alcohol addiction.
I took pills and powders to perk me up and pills and powders to bring me down because I didn’t trust myself and certainly didn’t trust nature. Can you blame me? As you flip through any popular fitness magazine, it’s hard to ignore all the ads for chemical-filled supplements with shiny “before and after” pictures, showing massive weight loss and chiseled bodies—almost too good to be true.
When I finally stepped way out of my life and the industry (and the country) in 2009, I got massive perspective and realized the reason for my low energy was an imbalance in my energy system: I was training my body but not my mind, heart and soul. If you want to get “ultimate,” you need to get the full picture.
My philosophy, “WEightless,” ends with “less” because less really is more when you are targeting all four energy systems. All you need to start a personal revolution is one simple circuit that you practice every day as a ritual.
Ready to get into your heart, your head and your spirit and take your workouts to the next level by super charging your four energy systems?
Here are my top 3 tips for changing your state from exhausted and overwhelmed to powerful, creatively focused, fired up and ready for anything!
Less Is More
Even just the smallest amount of conscious, focused movement combined with a powerful breath and positive mental attitude can change the state of your body, increase your energetic vibration and set you in motion to create even more powerful outcomes in your body and life.
Focus Is Currency
Shifting your focus is like flexing your mental muscles. The more focused you become, the more your movements are worth. Over time, you’ll realize that even ten minutes a day of conscious, focused movement is enough to start a personal revolution.
Follow Through Formula
It’s better to set small, realistic goals and follow through all the way than to get excited and bite off more than you can chew and then give up halfway through. A great way to build confidence and gain personal power is be impeccable with your word and follow through, all the way.