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I think I accidentally started a revolution...

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

not from my bed, but almost...

As an ex-scientist in the food industry with too many friends in the nutrition area I should have seen it coming: turns out, when you eat well and exercise, you have more energy, AH! who knew emoticon.

For the past 2 weeks I have been increasingly feeling small changes: I use cleaning the flat as short 10 minute blasts of activity, I genuinely want healthy food more often than junk, my skin is glowing, and the scales have gntly but surely shown their support to my new routine.

But what I did not expect was to look forward to exercise.. I used to be a gym bunny at univeristy because the gym was literally 5 min walk from the house, so i would go to a class most day and also do weight training...but i am not sure i appreciated at the time how good it makes you feel (or maybe you become endorphin resistant after a while). Lately I had been feeling lethargic, too hot, too heavy, my thighs rub....you know the drill....but today as I sit here typing this BEFORE I have had a chance to get my exercise in, I feel fidgety, I want to get going, hey, I even joined the summer boot-camp.

It's almost like I have TOO MUCH energy, and can not think of how to burn it off (sadly I am still too heavy to run...it hurts...plus i could never get the breathing right)....very strange feeling....probably won't last, so I'll enjoy it while it's here.

Hope you have a fun, energy-filled day too!
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  • ANEPANALIPTI
    This was a motivating blog, loved it! :-D

    Exercise does make you feel sooooo good! emoticon
    4068 days ago
  • KARVY09
    Awesome! Keep up the positive energy! This definitely motivated me to go to the gym after work. I feel so much better after going, yet I still get lazy about it!
    4068 days ago
  • BVJANEY
    You are so right! Just about everyone I know on Spark People that are successful say that they never would have guessed that they would love exercise. I'm a good example of that. Who would have guessed? I think that learning to love exercise will also be the key to maintaining your weight loss. And the more you lose the more energy you have to exercise.
    4068 days ago
  • CODEMAULER
    I'm getting better at identifying my stress levels when I've missed a workout. Good to know what my body needs, though I wish it would find a gentler way to tell me! =)

    Congratulations on your Energy Revolution!
    ~ Trish
    4068 days ago
  • MSLZZY
    I do not go to a gym but fill my days with lots of activity-lots of walking, gardening and chores. I like having lazy days but then, I feel lost, like something
    is missing. Kinda weird but then, if I go for a brisk walk, I feel better.
    4068 days ago
  • DWAN1969
    I have noticed that I look forward to the gym, too...I used to hate anything that caused me to sweat...now I look for a reason. Plus, it is a great way to start of my day and get things moving in a positive direction...with a boost in energy and an elevation of my mood--that you can't get from a drug, at least not this kind of mood elevation--I'm addicted and I hope that I never become resistant to it! emoticon
    4068 days ago
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