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Energize Me!

Thursday, March 08, 2012

This cartoon really spoke to me today. Around 9:30 last night I realized I had a ton of energy. We had a busy evening and didn't get home until around 8:00. That's usually enough to wear me out after a full day at work. But something was different, and I felt great.

I went through a quick mental checklist to figue out what in the world was going on. I haven't had caffeine in two weeks, so that's not it. I've only been eating less/better and walking regularly for three weeks. There's no way I could be feeling this good this soon. Or is there?

My dad always said "energy begets energy", and I believe he was right. Taking that first step toward creating a better me seems to have caught on. The more I walk, the more I *want* to walk. And Lysa TerKeurst says in Made to Crave that "you crave what you eat". I can attest that the better I eat, the better I feel. I'm also less interested in my old ways of stuffing myself with junk.

Now that's not to say I haven't/won't ever experience moments of colossal weakness or emotional eating. I am human, after all. But if it's the exception not the rule, I'm okay with that.

I'm amazed, surprised, and overjoyed that I can actually feel a consistent increase of energy. And it's an energy brought on my positive changes, not sugar or caffeine.

Have a beautiful day...I'm off for a quick walk. emoticon
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    Cool! I was amazed how quickly I snapped into shape after starting this program. In the beginning- I wondered HOW IN Z WORLD I was going to take a walk EVERYDAY! Almost everyday after work I took a NAP because I was so worn out, but sure enough, those walks gave me the energy I was lacking. Now, I almost never feel like napping after work. Almost...
    I like that 'energy begets energy' line... May have to borrow that one!
    2570 days ago
    Awesome! I know that now, even with a baby keeping me up regularly, I have FAR more energy than my husband, who, even though he eats about the same as I do, I am regularly exercising. So something must work like that! I am so excited for you! Good work!
    2570 days ago
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