1) Drink Your Energy
When you need an extra boost for your workout or to stay focused at the office, it can be hard to find a sustained energy source made from only the best ingredients without any artificial preservatives or flavors. I recently came across CELSIUS Fitness Drinks, and I’m obsessed! Different from other energy drinks, CELSIUS uses energizing ingredients like green tea extract, guarana seed extract and vitamin B and is clinically proven to boost your metabolism and help burn body fat when combined with exercise. Also, it doesn’t cause the jitters! Ketanga partnered with CELSIUS on a recent retreat to the Hudson Valley where we offered guests a boost during the morning movement workouts. I wasn’t a bit surprised with the amazing feedback, even from those who do not drink energy beverages regularly! So CELSIUS had to be my #1 for this list of ways to stay energized as the seasons change. And for fall in particular, try the Sparkling Fuji Apple Pear for a seasonal and delicious flavor! Learn more at CELSIUS.com!
2) The Sleep Secret
Sleep! It's that strange thing we don't want to do when we're out having fun in the evening but that we want more than anything else when that alarm goes off in the morning. Getting a good night's sleep is integral in being energized during the day, particularly as the seasons are changing and the darkness comes so much earlier in the day. In order to get that good, restful sleep that will energize you in the morning, keep these three things in mind:
3) Move it!
Movement is sooo important when it comes to energizing yourself, especially on those chilly, dark or rainy days when you just want to stay home. On our fitness retreats, we always like to kick off the day with some morning movement as it really sets the tone for the rest of the day whether we are headed out for adventure or staying in to relax. As the seasons change, some of my top tips to stay moving are:
4) The Hydration Game
We all know how important it is to drink water and how crappy and unenergized we can feel when we are dehydrated. I am one of the lucky people who actually likes water (my aunt hates it, how is that even a thing?!), but I still often find myself going hours between sips. I've upped my intake by making a game of it using some clever water bottles (available on Amazon). Using marks on the bottle, I challenge myself to drink about an inch (10oz) of water every 2 hours. When I look at it that way, it's so easy to achieve my goal of 64oz per day, and I often find myself getting ahead and refilling the whole bottle. Next goal: one gallon per day!
5) The Anytime Energy Snack
These energy balls couldn't be easier to make, and they are really truly delicious! I make them in bulk and freeze until I'm ready to use them. They are versatile and tasty; I've had them as breakfast, a snack and even as a boost before a workout! I made up this recipe, so I hope you like it! Here's how you make them: