Don't allow lack of sleep to keep you from reaching your fat loss goals!
Commuting to work this morning I fell asleep twice, barely able to keep my eyes open. One time so embarrassed as I had accidentally rested my head on the poor young lady next to me with my mouth wide open before being woken by the bus driver slamming his foot on the brake!
After managing only 5 hours sleep last night, and minimal sleep every other night prior to this, it suddenly occurred to me that lack of sleep is holding me back from dropping more fat! How many other people are in the same boat as me? How many people are frustrated that their fat loss has plateaued and haven't made any real changes for a while now?
So today I want to quickly outline some important points that serve as a great reminder for us ALL to get back on a good sleep schedule!
We all know that sleep is important. But how does this affect our ability to achieve fat loss?
Things you might not know about restful sleep:
Lack of restful sleep affects our fat loss because we are less likely to perform well during our training sessions. We feel weak and unmotivated because we're tired. We take longer to recover in between sets and after the session may experience prolonged muscle soreness that lasts longer than usual. Our endurance suffers and our lack of concentration affects our coordination making us more susceptible to injuries.
How can we achieve fat loss if the intensity and quality isn't there during our workouts? We can't!
If you want to achieve greater fat loss AND keep your brain healthy and free of toxins, strive for:
Nothing-new there, but this little reminder just may cause you to make it more of a priority! I know it will for me!