Energize Your Workout + Naked Nutrition GIVEAWAY

Energize your workout with these 10 tips to help boost your energy and keep you feeling motivated. Also, be sure to enter my Naked Nutrition GIVEAWAY below.


Energize Your WorkoutDo you ever feel like you are forcing yourself to get through your workout? Or you feel like you have zero energy to even get yourself out the door?

I hear ya!

We’ve all been there, but I am here to share some tips on how to energize your workout and motivate you to get through your sweat session.

Be sure to scroll all the way down to enter my Naked Nutrition Giveaway for your chance to win some goodies that will enhance your workout routine.

10 Tips to Energize Your Workout

Proper pre-workout nutrition – Find the best pre-workout snack that works for you.  A combination of carbohydrates and protein will give you a quick boost of energy.  Stick to real food instead of energy bars which tend to rack up a whopping 200-300 calories.  Also, steer clear of fibre and foods that give you gas. Keep it around 150 calories and eat your snack about 30-45 minutes before your workout.

Supplements – I’m not a fan of adding synthetic, chemical filled supplements and shakes pre-workout, but if you are feeling groggy a natural supplement like Naked Nutrition’s Naked Energy Pre-Workout Supplement might be for you! It contains only 10 ingredients, is non-gmo, vegan and gluten-free, with no added sugar or funky ingredients.  It’s unflavoured so it can easily be added to a smoothie or protein shake. Scroll down to enter to win your own container of Naked Energy and Watermelon BCAAs.

Music – This is the most important component for many people.  I know that if I forget my headphones or my phone isn’t charged up, it will NOT be a good workout!  Good music can get you in the mood and motivate you through your workout.  I’m always on the hunt for new music to add to my playlist.  You can also try an online streaming service like Google Play or Spotify.

Switch it up – Change up your routines, or increase your weights every few weeks.  Try a different form of cardio, if you’re always using the elliptical, jump on the treadmill or try a HIIT workout.  Keep your muscles guessing so you don’t plateau.

Invest in proper gear – Not only do you feel good when you look good but wearing the proper workout gear will wick away sweat, keeping you dry and more comfortable.  A properly fitting sneaker will help diminish blisters keeping your feet comfy allowing you to power through that workout.

Try a new class – Get out of your comfort zone and change things up with group workout classes.   Many gyms include free classes with a membership.  Choose from spin, barre, yoga, pilates, step, kickboxing, bootcamp…the list goes on!

Set small goals – I’m not talking long-term, I am referring to a daily workout goal.  Running sprints?  Push yourself to get through those next 5 minutes, then another 5 minutes, before you know it, 20 minutes have passed.  If you have been lifting 15 lb dumbbells, try a set with 20 lbs.  Start small, and push yourself to the next level while still maintaining proper form so you don’t injure yourself.

Don’t overtrain – If you’re very fatigued or experiencing extreme muscle soreness, your body might be telling you to take a day off.  Rest and recovery are very important to a workout regime.  More isn’t always better in this case.  Give your body a much needed rest every 2 to 3 days of strenuous workout.

Water, water, water! – I know you’ve heard it all before, but I’m here to tell you again: drink your water, and lots of it!  Water prevents dehydration which leads to fatigue and the worst of all – muscle cramps!

Get enough sleep – I’m sure you know the #1 cause for fatigue and lack of energy is not getting enough sleep the night before.  Getting 6-8 hours of sleep is the norm for most people.  I shared a few of my favourite tips on how to improve your sleep here.


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51 Comments

  • snowlark2 March 22, 2018 at 7:01 am

    Music is definitely one of my top ways to stay energized.

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    • happyhealthfreak March 22, 2018 at 7:07 am

      A good playlist makes all the difference in the world doesn’t it?!

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  • Angelica C Dimeo March 22, 2018 at 9:35 am

    Music helps me have fun while working out

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  • AZ@...And a Dash of Cinnamon March 22, 2018 at 4:27 pm

    ohhh clean pre-workout! Sounds like a major plus. Such great tips too!

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  • Calvin March 22, 2018 at 9:00 pm

    I always have a small energizing pre work out meal like fruit. I look forward to having post work out sugars afterward

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  • hannah_craving_happy March 23, 2018 at 7:59 am

    Loud music!

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  • gracefulcoffee March 23, 2018 at 5:22 pm

    With a cute workout outfit 😉

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  • KELLY M. March 23, 2018 at 6:54 pm

    I hydrate for a few hours before to stay energized!

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  • Maryann D. March 24, 2018 at 4:20 am

    My favorite way to energize my workout is to get my whole family involved and put on some fun music also.

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  • Marlene V. March 24, 2018 at 7:07 am

    I way to energize my workout is a great playlist to listen to!

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  • Alena Svetelska March 24, 2018 at 8:07 am

    I like the c4 blue rasberry but always looking for new products…coffee helps and good music too.

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  • Tabby72 March 24, 2018 at 8:07 am

    I drink plenty of water and have a positive attitude!

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  • Sarahjferg March 24, 2018 at 11:47 am

    I’m probably weird in that I like quiet when I workout. I find it energizing when I have calm and can hear my breathing and every move.

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    • happyhealthfreak March 24, 2018 at 4:41 pm

      That’s not weird at all! I forgot my headphones one time and it was nice to be able to focus more on breathing.

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  • Yona Williams March 24, 2018 at 3:47 pm

    Staying hydrated with water and listening to music with a motivating beat.

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  • Elizabeth Matthiesen March 24, 2018 at 6:13 pm

    I’m not a music fan so I just enjoy the peace and quiet whilst working out. I usually eat an orange before my workout and drink water too.

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  • Kelly March 25, 2018 at 9:00 pm

    Music is a must!

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  • Leah Shumack March 26, 2018 at 8:29 pm

    Music and changing it up always help to keep me energized!

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  • Darlene Carbajal March 27, 2018 at 11:02 am

    Listening to music gets me pumped!

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  • Kayla Klontz March 27, 2018 at 9:24 pm

    If i’m dressed comfortably it makes all the difference, I also have a snack before I begin and drink some water.

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  • jberry March 28, 2018 at 12:05 pm

    I try to hydrate, TRY.

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  • Heather Dangerfield March 28, 2018 at 7:09 pm

    My biggest go to when I work out is music and water. If I have the right music I can really kick butt!

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  • Angelena March 30, 2018 at 8:11 am

    I use Emergen-c preworkout. But I have been looking for a good pre-workout so I will have to check these out!

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  • Madie A. March 30, 2018 at 8:27 am

    I haven’t tried preworkout in a long time but definitely wouldn’t take what I used to! It’s fill with all the bad things. Haha. I do have BCAAs and am looking for a better kind (less ingredients) for workouts! You might need to give me a sample! 😉

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    • happyhealthfreak March 30, 2018 at 12:12 pm

      Totally!!! I don’t have the BCAAs but I still have the preworkout 😁

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  • Lisa Marinelli March 31, 2018 at 10:54 pm

    I love working out fasted in the AM or a little after I’ve had my bullet proof coffee on the weekend. Still searching for the perfect concoction that gets me going when I need to workout in the evening after I’m done work! 🙂

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  • Sarah April 4, 2018 at 2:14 am

    Music, music and more music!

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  • Fan R. April 4, 2018 at 7:08 am

    Hydration is my favourite way to energize workouts!

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  • cyndi br April 4, 2018 at 1:43 pm

    favorite way is adding flax seed and protein powder to my drink

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  • Cassandra D April 4, 2018 at 9:23 pm

    With a great playlist to get me going.

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