A: First of all, you are not alone! This is a very common problem I’m asked about.
People often tell me they’re exhausted, they get extremely tired in the afternoon, or they feel they should be exercising, but they don’t have the willpower to do it.
Most people think willpower is their problem. They want to exercise, but they don’t have the energy for it. So, they think it’s a matter of just pulling themselves up by their bootstraps and getting to the gym.
Fortunately and unfortunately, that’s not the problem. The problem is your energy. When your energy is low, it’s impossible to have willpower! LIkely, you don’t have a libido and you certainly don’t feel very happy. (You need energy in order to feel happy too!)
You’ve regained energy, but not enough to get you through a powerful exercise routine. I encourage you to back off of the cardio exercise for now, and start working to recover your energy. How do you recover your energy?
I have a two step plan for you:
- Ground yourself
- Lift your energy up
The following daily program help you to build and root your energy.
- Do the Radiant Eight Energy Exercises EVERYDAY!
- Do an extra Powerbuilder for 5-10 minutes everyday (Pro Tip: Find some music that lasts this long, so you don’t have to keep opening your eyes to see the clock!)
Lift Your Energy Up
The following exercises bring energy up in the body. You want to bring it into your lungs so it can circulate throughout your body.
Right now your lung energy is likely a little low. Maybe even your voice is not as strong as usual. So let’s charge up your breath.
(Don’t practice these exercises without first doing the grounding exercises)
- Practice Power Breathing. Breathe quickly in and out your nose. Belly breathe. Don’t hyperventilate. Do five breaths. Count to three. Do five breaths.
Repeat this 2-3 times, no more. Do 2-3 times a day. Activating the energy of your lungs pumps more energy throughout the whole body.
- Clap your hands together strongly in front of your chest. Clap five times moving your hands upward.
Do five rounds of five. Clap like you just won a game! You’ll be amazed at how much it lifts your energy.
This two part plan is far more valuable for you to do than regular exercise right now. It will make your other exercise so much easier when your body is ready for it.
How do you know when you’re ready?
In a few weeks, find out for yourself! Try some cardio exercise and see how you feel. If you feel that “high” you felt you were missing, then your body is ready. If not, continue practicing the Ground-Lift plan above and you will get there! I’m happy to hear you have enough energy and will to want to exercise. Now, let’s get your body to that point as well!