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EMPRESSAMQ Posts: 5,077
6/27/13 10:54 A

My energy level is highest very early in the morning and I go strong all morning, then get tired about an hour after lunch and am slower and somewhat brain fogged for several hours many days. I perk up markedly in the late afternoon and go strong until bedtime.

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6/27/13 10:31 A

AMANDA660 Posts: 881
6/27/13 7:46 A

I'm such a morning person and take full advantage. Lately I've been getting a second-wind later in the afternoon but nothing like my morning energy.

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6/27/13 7:33 A

Mine is definitely the mornings, so I make sure I get in my training for the day before noon!

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6/26/13 8:42 P

Definitely the mornings!

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6/26/13 5:23 P

my energy cycle is pretty much identical to PATTIJOHNSON's... I get up at 4:30 and put in about 45 minutes at the gym before rushing to work. I get home around 4 and HAVE to take a nap and I stay pretty tired throughout dinnertime until about 7. Then I try to sneak in another 30 minute workout before tv time. I'll have to re-evaluate what I'm eating (or not eating) that's making me so tired....

Remember... nothing tastes as good as healthy feels.

6/26/13 3:54 P

Thanks for the suggestions. I'm working on various things, trying to see if I can get past the mid-day sleepiness. Sleep times and what and how much I eat mid-day are being considered.

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6/25/13 9:56 P

Mid morning for me.

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6/25/13 9:25 P

Try the Virgin Diet. It's likely something you're eating that's affecting you. I'm pretty sure it's wheat that does it to me.

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6/25/13 9:02 P

Check to make sure you are hydrated and getting enough protein in in the morning.

I tend to get more done later in the day than the morning.

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6/25/13 7:39 P

Yup. You pretty much described me to "T". I rarely nap though in the afternoon. That's family and relaxation time with my kids (or as much as you can relax with a 6, 5 and 3 year old) in the backyard. A skinny latte (w/expresso) from my new Tassimo does wonders. emoticon

I usually get my second wind in time for dinner.

But yup. Mornings I'm bouncing off the wall. I wake up around 5-6am and my feet barely touch the floor until noon-1pm. I also do my workout first thing after my morning coffee.

Take your focus off the Marshmallow.

"Toning" is marketing muscles to women who are afraid if they pick up a barbell, they'll leave the gym looking like She-Hulk. It doesn't happen, what does happen is you get results. Lifting Barbie weights does nothing but waste time.
6/25/13 5:11 P

I accomplish most of my days chores in the morning, right after I have coffee and breakfast. Then in the middle of the day after lunch, I seem to get so tired and have to take a nap. Later on, in the evening, my energy comes back. This happens daily and seems to not matter what time I go to bed or how much sleep I get. If I do exercises, I have to do them in the morning. It easier to put them off if I wait and procrastinate until the end of the day. Housecleaning, cooking and running errands are other things I do in the morning hours. If I sit around until noon, usually nothing will get done the rest of the day. I guess you would call me a morning person.

When is your peak energy time and what kinds of things to you do during it?

Keep a sense of humor. Remember, laughing burns calories too!

Laugh until it hurts! It's one of the few things in life that's still free!!

Any effort is better than no effort!
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