Updated: Mar 3
Alright, Steve Pilot here ready to talk about the three reasons why you might be feeling run over by a train, even though you just decided to become healthier.
Let's dive in, shall we?
I know, it's a tough pill to swallow when you've been hitting the gym, saying goodbye to pizza, and embracing the healthy life, only to feel like you've been hit by a freight train.
But fear not my wingmen, I've got some tips for you!
Now, I've heard all the excuses, "Sleep is for the weak", and "Early birds catch the worm", but let me tell you, those birds eventually need to land and catch some Z's.
Your body needs proper rest to recover from those intense workouts and your brain needs sleep to focus on all the important tasks ahead.
Aim for 6-7 hours of quality sleep each night, and if you're having trouble, try turning off the TV, reading a book, or reducing caffeine and alcohol intake before bedtime.
Trust me, you'll feel like a brand-new plane ready for takeoff!
Overtraining & Under-recovering:
Listen, I get it, we all want to reach our goals and sometimes we push too hard.
But it's important to give your body a break, just like you plan your workouts, plan some recovery time too!
Take a light walk, play with the kids or the pet, or even take a dip in the pool.
Remember, slow and steady wins the race, not just fast and furious!
So, you're sleeping well, taking recovery time, but still feeling groggy?
It might be time to check your nutrition, especially if you recently switched to a vegan or vegetarian lifestyle.
Cutting out certain foods is a great start, but it's important to replace them with healthy alternatives to get all the nutrients your body needs.
Low iron, Vitamin D, and B12 levels can lead to low energy, so make sure to have a well-balanced diet including a variety of fruits, vegetables, beans, healthy fats, and grains.
Alright, folks, that's all for today, I have to fly the friendly skies, but remember, a healthy life with plenty of energy requires regular physical activity, quality sleep, recovery time, and a balanced diet.
Make those small changes and watch yourself soar to new heights!