My Personal Energy Breakthrough
There is no sport like cycling.
Cycling takes you to the edge of what is humanly possible. It’s one of the only sports where coaches have you record your resting heart rate every morning to make sure that you aren’t “overtraining.”
This sport will chew up a highly-trained athlete and spit him out as a shriveled, emaciated version of himself, leaving him sobbing for his mommy.
(I know. I’ve been there.)
It turns out cycling had nothing on the challenges I was going to meet me in the real world.
My Quest To Be Superhuman
As an adult with two jobs, three kids and a new company, I found that the lethargy constantly defeated me. I get home from work, slump on the couch, and begin stuffing my face with comfort foods.find out the best commuter bike under 500
I’d get home from work, slump on the couch, and begin stuffing my face with comfort foods.
I began recognizing the “downward spiral” in my own life:
Too Tired To Workout = Fat and Sluggish = Too Tired To Workout
There is nothing as frightening as being a struggling dad and business owner and who zones out at supper and falls asleep before his wife comes to bed. I was beginning to worry that I was going to lose everything important to me. I just couldn’t keep up with life.
To combat this, I started going on my weekend rides again, but I’d often have to sleep nine or 10 hours the following night…
That’s when I started looking for something that could give me all day energy.
I am a little bit of a supplement junkie. I had three months where I was taking 30 pills a morning, and recording how I felt both energy-wise and in measured productivity.
Then, I began cutting the supplements one-by-one until I noticed a change in my behavior or performance.
My current vitamin stack
is quite simple:
- Krill Oil (Anti-Aging)
- N-Acetyl Acid (Anti-Aging)
- Flax Seed Oil (Alertness/Mood)
- L-theanine (Mental Focus)
- Alpha GPC (Mental Focus)
- B-vitamin (Energy)
- Organifi (Energy)
Finally,I began adding back in the supplements that made a measurable difference.
Not a scientific method. But it has helped me hone in on some things that are working for me.
The quest, of course, is for an ultimate supplement or supplement combo that I can take quickly and receive significant benefit.
One of the experiments that yielded tremendous results was to eat copious amounts of raw and barely-cooked vegetables. I was consistently eating 6-8 servings of vegetables (including a head of lettuce) a day.
As beneficial as the raw food diet is, I struggle to maintain consistency with the constant food prep.