wednesday word: energetic

It’s Wednesday and you know what that means! We’re linking up with Deb Runs for the Wednesday Word. You can be part of the action, by checking out her page and linking up, too!

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This week’s word is

Ah, energy. It’s almost like the mythical unicorn. Elusive, impetuous, something fleeting.

As I’m getting older, I’m learning a few things about myself. Primarily, that atttiude is almost everything, and you can “fake it til you make it” in a lot of situations. For me, being energetic is one of them.

I don’t love rolling out of bed before the sun. However, it’s rare that I don’t have a pretty large to-do list, so if I’m not up and moving. things don’t get done. I’ve managed to reach a point where I am (mostly) bright-eyed and bushy-tailed before that first dose of caffeine.

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Mine usually comes in the form of a Diet Dr Pepper, but the foam of carbonated beverages doesn’t look quite as lovely as that of an artisan cappucino. You get the idea.

I prefer to be awake and cheerful when little man wakes up. I think setting an energetic tone in the morning can help start everyone on the right foot: for us, things just seem more manageable if the perspective is on point.

When I’m exuding energetic vibes, I feel more capable of handling hiccups and problems along the way. I also find it easier to be more patient and friendly with the people around me. It makes me want to take on the world, and the more I accomplish, the more I want to do.

Sustaining that energetic feeling can be a bit of a balancing act. Working out helps. No matter how low my mood or how weary I might be feeling, a good run, ride or HIIT session usually perks me right back up. The more consistently I am able to continue physical activity, the more energetic I continue to feel. It’s kind of like a car battery, recharging from itself as the day goes on. Additionally, proper nutrition, surrounding myself with positive people and getting enough sleep help keep the good cycle going. This week, I’ve allowed my bedtime to slip later and later, and I’ve definitely felt the effects in the mornings.

I hope that by keeping my energetic feeling high this week, I can conquer the addition of running back into my schedule, as well as all the other great opportunities that have been coming my way.

How do you keep yourself energetic?

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19 Responses to wednesday word: energetic

  1. I am a morning person but I find that I don’t really feel alive until I’ve had my morning coffee. I need my caffeine!
    Wendy@Taking the Long Way Home recently posted…5 Signs that You Have the Taper CraziesMy Profile

  2. I tend to find the extra energy and being energetic in dangling that carrot in front of myself, and giving myself some deadlines. The carrot right now is running (YAY) and the deadlines are necessary or I will just not do anything!
    Susie @ Suzlyfe recently posted…Runner Hydration and Fueling Mistakes to Avoid (Coaches Corner)My Profile

  3. Working out always helps my energy throughout the day. It’s tough to get up early, but I always feel better and ready to take on the day afterwards.
    Nicole @ Fitful Focus recently posted…Jump Your Way To Fit (total body circuit)My Profile

  4. I think activity is the best way to keep me energetic. When I feel like I could just use a sleep, a short walk completely reenergizes me.
    Jen @ Pretty Little Grub recently posted…Day in the Life and Fueling Double Workout DaysMy Profile

  5. I am not really a morning person I need my coffee too. I am more of a mid morning person 🙂
    Deborah @ Confessions of a mother runner recently posted…Get On The Ball-Full Body Stability Ball WorkoutMy Profile

  6. I’m definitely not a morning person either but coffee certainly aids in that process! working out and getting quality sleep definitely helps me sustain energy.
    Mar @ Mar on the Run recently posted…Race Recap: B.A.A. 5KMy Profile

  7. I’m definitely not a morning person, though ironically with how early as I have to get up (first alarm goes off at 4:30 a.m.), I don’t have a choice but to find the inner energy within me.
    Kathryn @ Dancing to Running recently posted…Just Do What’s Expected of You!My Profile

    • runswithpugs says:

      That’s kind of my opinion: if I’m going to up, I may as well be raring to go! I’m sure some people are annoyed by my sunny morning disposition, but that’s just how it’s going to be.

  8. I’m not big on caffeine, so I think getting the right amount of sleep helps me have the right amount of energy during the day. I like the idea of setting that energetic tone to the day, I should really try that!
    Janelle @ Run With No Regrets recently posted…1/2 Sauer 1/2 Kraut Half Marathon TrainingMy Profile

  9. Coco says:

    You are so right, attitude is so important! For me it’s that, exercise and Starbucks. 😉

  10. I love how you mention being awake and cheerful as a good example for little man. That’s such a great point, and so important in helping to make your morning flow smoothly. 🙂

    Thanks for linking up again this week! It’s great to have you back on board.
    Debbie @ Deb Runs recently posted…Making The Energizer Bunny ProudMy Profile

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