Biking high intensity, taking a raisin break, and then biking the second half is what keeps me going. I'll eat 1.5 ounces of raisins which are loaded with fructose. It's great for taking a break on the mountain bike trail, and not only motivates me to push on the return home ride but also fuels my energy.
I host fitness walk groups every Saturday morning for up to 2 hours and 6.5 miles of aerobic fun. All ages and fitness levels. Rain or shine (no ice, no storms). Helps me to help other move, while making exercise fun! Look me up if you are in my neck of the woods! FACEBOOK.COM/BEFITWALKING!
I removed wheat from my diet two weeks ago and am eating very low carb, checking all foods on the Glycemic Index before they are allowed in my menu planning. I do not try to limit healthful fats such as olive oil, avocados, nuts, but I do keep my total calories under 1500, and under 400 per meal.
The power is OUT! Flashlights dim? Candles too dangerous with kids/pets? No batteries left in the store? Try the little individual solar lights designed for outdoors. I bought some at a discount store for cheap. I keep a few on my sunny fencepost...they stay clean and within easy reach to bring inside for great indoor lighting in an emergency or any day to save electricity and use the sun's free energy. BONUS: Our old dog needs a night light, this kept us safe & worry free.
This is a simple idea, but a easy one. Well easy to me. But looking at my current weight you wouldn't think so. Anyway it's simple really. Only eat when you're hungry, and stop when you're not. That's it. One sentence and it can change your life. I just need to start using it again myself. And that starts today. Hope it will help my new friends too
If you find you are consistently lacking energy try adding a b-complex vitamin to your morning routine. It may take 2 - 3 weeks to see a consistent difference but I've found that it really does help and is much less expensive than the 5-hour energy drinks with the same results.
I wake up, make a cup of tea and write out my goals and mindstorm 20 ideas how to achieve my most immediate goal each morning. I then read and repeat positive affirmations and motivational/spiritual material. This is my way of getting centered and focused on what is most important to me and energizing myself to power through my day!
I've found that by taking my B-vitamin supplement around 11am with my midmorning snack helps me avoid that "2pm crash" that usually hits after I've worked out the same morning. No caffeine, no energy drinks!
Few years ago, I'd wake up, take a walk with my dog before breakfast and shower, even if it was a short walk... Always gave me energy for the day. My dog loved it, always insisted on daily walk. Both happy.
In order to complete my (at least) 50 Jumping Jacks per day, which I don't schedule within my workout routine, I jump of my chair whenever a song I like plays in the radio ("Right back where we started from" for example) and I start silly dancing and doing the jumping jacks!
Ever find yourself looking in the fridge for something? Wondering if that leftover has grown hair? Need to remind yourself to put something on the grocery list? Heloise printed the suggestion of a magnetic dry board on the front door of the refrigerator. You can write the contents and date of items (particularly leftovers) on the board so you will know when to use them or throw them out.
Starting your day with something as simple as a morning stroll will get your heart pumping and wake you up naturally so that you won't need that caffeine boost. Natural energy is a great way to start your day.
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