Peak performance is not “winning” all the time like some would think. It’s trying to be the best version of yourself that you can be. It’s being productive at work, it’s having the energy and focus to give to your family and having the discipline and drive to reach your personal goals. These four areas below will help you get a leg up on life at full throttle.
1. SLEEP. Getting a full, restful night of sleep will set you up for success. When you create a consistent bed time and wake time your body’s internal clock runs smooth and you will have the most energy when you need it. Create a night time routine to ensure you you fall asleep efficiently and turn off the electronics so you don’t trick your brain into awake mode. If you are restless at night, try deep breathing or moving to another room. Do not go to bed hungry but not too full either.
2. MORE FRUITS AND VEGETABLES. Load up your plate with plenty of vegetables. Snack on fruits! As many and as much as you want! Fruits and vegetables will not make you fat. They are loaded with vitamins, minerals and fiber to keep your body working right and full of energy.
It’s what we do to those vegetables that slows us down and hurts us. Cooking them with butter, sour cream and frying them are less than ideal. Steaming, sauteing, baking and roasting are the way to go.
3.EXERCISE. Get moving, motion creates emotion. Your level of fitness dictates where you should start. If you are new, and don’t want to have a coach, start walking. Walking is the original exercise, like our ancestors 😉 Ever wonder why you feel so tried when you just lounge around all day? You need to expend a little energy to get energy in return. If you’re ready for an exercise regimen, find something that’s fun and functional. Here at CrossFit Destroyer, we help people of all levels of fitness and all ages. Some people use weights while others use a broom stick! No judgements, No pressure, ALL FUN!
4. REDUCE STRESS. A little bit of stress can boost adrenaline and help you through tough situations in the short term. You know what i’m talking about, that nervous energy you get before you do something new or challenging? Thats good stress. However if we are stressed all the the time we experience burnout and that leads to fatigue and weight gain. A vicious cycle that can be broken by sleeping right, eating healthy and getting plenty of exercise to help blow off steam.
Making a change in your lifestyle is easy if you focus on one little piece at a time. If you improve by just ten percent thats a huge step in the right direction, Inch by inch is a cinch, Yard by yard is hard. If you try to change everything all at once you are setting yourself up for failure. Just pick the area you think will be the easiest for you and start there. C’mon you can do it!