Do you struggle finding the energy to work out after a long day on the jobsite or in the office? Creatine might just be what you have been looking for, especially if you suffer from a lull in energy after work.
I can only tell you about my experience with creatine and how it improved my life. Firstly, it improved my workout, which in turn carried over into other aspects of my life. In this post, I was will give you a firsthand account of how making a simple change in lifestyle can impact your life in many different ways.
I was in a decent job making good money which was new to me. Going from a struggling student eating Mi Goreng for dinner every night to a man with a career and steady wage was something I wasn’t ready to deal with. I can kind of relate it to a broke artist going and becoming a big time star overnight and having no clue how to deal with it. Well sort of… I guess I need to elaborate on it, so you get some sort of an idea of my far-out analogy.
I went from broke to being comfortable when I landed my first job as a financial planner. I was eating out almost every night and going drinking with work buddies. I was living large and loving it. I did this for a bit over a year. Then one day I looked in the mirror and I was a chunky monkey. Mind you, I was rakishly thin before I landed this job and started consuming like a goat. All the excessive eating and drinking caught up with me. I would struggle with day to day life. Even walking up a set of stairs had me out of breath and sweating.
This definitely wasn’t ideal. I felt gross and unattractive and so unfit. One New Year I decided to do something about it. I was at a festival and all the beautiful people were getting around, dancing the night away, and I was stuck in a corner boozing and trying to dance but my body just couldn’t keep up with my enthusiasm.
As soon as the holidays were over I joined a gym and my road to fitness and recovery was underway. First week back at work I went to the gym after work. Let’s just say it was a dismal attempt. I had no idea what I was doing and my body just couldn’t do what I wanted it to do.
The next week I hired a personal trainer to steer me in the right direction – to give me some tips on what I should be doing to burn some fat and gain some muscle. This helped tremendously and I felt on top of the world. I had all the tools necessary. Well at least I thought I did.
The second week was going well. The only problem is that I felt tired. Going to work and the gym started to take its toll and I just couldn’t muster the motivation to go. This led to me missing sessions and copping out on my goal to get fit.
Then one day Chris, a mate at work, suggested that I should try creatine before a session to combat my afternoon tiredness. Naturally I did. I would have done anything. That afternoon I stopped by the fitness shop on my way to the gym and bought some creatine. I put a few scoops in some water and sculled it down. I didn’t really know what to expect so I was pretty excited to see if this would fix my problem of lacking energy.
I arrived at the gym and the creatine must have kicked in. I was pumped and ready to go. It was one of the best gym sessions of my life and I seemed to have energy to boot. I was wondering where it all came from. Of course it was obviously the creatine.
I haven’t looked back since. I have been using creatine three times a week before my gym sessions and the results have been absolutely astounding. I push it hard in the gym and my body started to take shape. I lost the fat and gained muscle. I’ve even started eating a whole lot healthier.
Being fitter, stronger, and healthier has given me a new lust for life. I have more energy which means I can work out harder and still have more to burn for doing things I love. My body is in great shape and I have more confidence. I even scored myself a beautiful girlfriend who is totally out of my league. But don’t tell her that, ha!
Creatine really transformed my workout sessions and if you are suffering from an afternoon lull in energy, then I would definitely recommend it.