One of my Favorite Thoughts/Quotes: "We are not Working Out to stay up more Hours each Day, we are Working Out to be more Efficient with the Hours we are Up" Essentially, we want to have more Energy, more Drive, and "Do" more with our 14-16 Hours as opposed to trying to extend the day. Living "Harder" and Being as "Aggressive" with our Rest/Recovery as we are with our Workouts. How do you be "Aggressive" with your Rest/Recovery. It starts with a Realization that better Sleep will have a bigger Impact on the IPF Community than any other facet of your Training Triangle. If you are already coming to IPF, then your Workouts are above-average in both Intensity and Volume. Improving them (aside from Consistency) will probably be difficult. Nutritionally, you may not have all the answers, but you certainly are aware of your Behaviors that lead you to Positive/Negative Results. Where you can make your Workouts, Nutrition, and Body better is by Improving and Increasing your Sleep. "Aggressively" planning your Sleep Nights: 2 Nights each week where you go to bed at least 1 hour early. "Aggressively" creating an Ideal Sleep Environment: decreasing the Room Temperature, Eliminating Light, and Turning your Phone to Airplane Mode for the duration of your Rest. "Aggressively" structuring a Sleep Process: a 15-20min Procedure that repeat nightly before laying down (Laying your clothes out, Brushing your Teeth, Making the Bed suitable for Sleep, etc). Chances are, if you adhere to these suggestions, the last thing you will be is "Aggressive". You will be Relaxed, Refreshed and Improving Daily. With Sleep, the advice I always give is simple and effective: "You don't know until you try"...When was the last time you slept 55+ Hours and didn't feel better? When was the last time you decided that Rest was the most Important thing you did each week? When was the last time you got better in every aspect of your Life by doing one thing? :) Here is your chance!
A Single Step goes a Long Way...Take it!...and I will meet you @Success!