Am I the only one who's not energized by exercise?
Friday, July 09, 2010
I was just reading a message board about finding motivation to exercise. So many on there (seemed like all of them) raved about working out first thing in the morning and how it energized them for the whole day.
I've never ever ever loved exercise. Even when I first started my new 'lifestyle' and was at the gym routinely and dropping pounds like nothing. I'd feel proud of myself afterwards and all, but never really energized. Overall I think I had more energy but having dropped 10, 20, 30, 50 pounds contributes to that too.
Now when I do a real workout, intense, workout, I want to nap afterwards. This past Sunday I did a 3.38 mile walk, after I got home and showered I was ready to go back to bed.
I finally started walking the dogs in the morning - it only took one morning for Doozy (the one in front in the pic above) to demand it become routine. The next morning she was trying to get me up as early as 2 am to go for our walk...um no! Now she's good and waits until the alarm goes off but then she's standing on top of me (all 80 pounds of her!) breathing her hot stinky breath in my face - yeah I'm getting up! LOL
We walk for about a mile in 20 minutes - not too bad considering we have to stop for potty along the way, thankfully they both go quickly and the speed walking begins thereafter. This morning I even thought about skipping our walk...but how could I say no to this face? (Kahlua)
So we walked and everyone was happy....
Back to my original question though - does anyone else feel more tired after a workout? I wonder if it's just me, and is it mental or should I see the doc?