Take it to the next level

Getting enough sleep. Are you going to bed leaving yourself enough time to get 7-8 hours sleep before your alarm clock goes off? If not, what can you do to ensure that this will happen.? Your muscles and central nervous system need enough time to recover so that you can be at your best for your next workout.  Can you watch less TV, set better boundaries at work so that you are not staying up way past your optimal bedtime? Try it for a week and see how you feel.

 

Hydration. How much water are you drinking throughout the day?  A better question is, “what does your pee look like?” Different bodies, in different climates, doing different activities need different amounts of water. Is your urine clear, or is it a darker color? If it is the latter, you need to be drinking more water, drinking less other beverages, or a combination of both. Keep a water bottle by your nightstand, by your desk, in your car. Our cells need to be hydrated for hypertrophy (muscle growth), thermogenesis (burning fat) and for brain function.  Get to an appropriate amount of water intake and see how much better you feel.

 

Meal Habits. Are you in the habit of consistently eating healthy, or trying to eat well and not having the will power to make it through the day or week? Make it easier to set yourself up for success by planning your meals in advance and having them available. Consistency is key. Meal prepping, or meal service is a great way to have healthy food available. Grabbing what is available without planning, often tends to result in suboptimal choices. Territory delivers your food right here to the gym, Trifecta will deliver food right to your house. Take this leap and watch your fitness results proliferate.