Last night my friends were complaining they were tired. One of the guys we were with mentioned they were always tired and all girls were always tired. I protested because although sometimes I feel lazy, rarely do I feel tired. I found this interesting. Although I am very inconsistent with my eating and sometimes eat closer to 3000 calories than 1000, my healthy habits work. My daily exercise and consumption of fruits and veggies (room to improve here, no lie) and plenty of sleep provides me with natural energy all day long. I might be classified as unhealthy but I feel healthy.
I remember in high school (my least healthy time ever) when I was tired all the time. I felt sluggish and tired and never wanted to do anything hard. Never wanted to do anything at all. I just felt tired and wanted to lay around. Sometimes I still have my lazy moments but I generally can’t wait to get to the gym. I love that desire and I love the energized feeling I get after the gym.
I love feeling energized even more when I realize many of my friends don’t. (It’s not that they don’t understand a healthy lifestyle. One of these girls was a runner who has stopped running since she started dating her current boyfriend. MISTAKE!) I felt awake, enthused, energized while they were complaining about being tired. Although I outweigh both of them by 100 pounds I had more energy because I eat better and exercise more regularly than they do. I almost wanted to smack them, give them an energy drink, and then tell them to come to the gym with me tomorrow. I might not be losing weight (well, or super slowly) but I feel a million times better than they do. I want my friends to feel the same way I do.
Do you? Do you have a lot of energy? Do you work out, eat right and get tons of energy from this? If you don’t, go do it. If you haven’t worked out today then go do it. I want YOU to feel the same way I do.