Ultimate Reset and Energy
When people are feeling weighed down by stress, the chemical processes in our bodies result in fat storage and mental sludginess (not sure if that’s a word, but that’s what it feels like). Our bodies are not able to digest food as well when we are harboring negative emotions; everything slows down inside of us and the fat accumulates. Stress is high in my world right now. Maybe it’s that the kids are getting older and need more of my direct attention; maybe I’m missing my dad, and won’t see him this Christmas; maybe I’ve signed on for one too many things; maybe I fear the “letdown” on the holiday season; maybe in my quest to help others, I’m pushing people away—and I’m internalizing. For whatever reason, I know you are feeling it, too. In the darkest dark of your night, I know you are ALSO stressed. Admit it. Stress is an energy thief.
BEFORE THE ULTIMATE RESET: Zombie hood. You are tired by 4pm. You crave sugar. You are crabby, snappy, and irritable. You’ve become snarky in your comment making. You skip workouts and flip on the TV rather than read to the kids because it’s “easier.” You decide to head to ______________ because you didn’t get that grocery shopping in yet, and now it’s cold and dark. The grocery store will be busy; you don’t want to wait in line. You justify your long day, and eat fast food. You feel exhausted, but know that when your head hits the pillow your list of things that “need to be finished” starts to tick through your brain. You eventually fall into a fitful sleep, waking up the next morning– only to feel worse. You wait for Friday to catch up with your life. You supplement all day long with your favorite form of caffeine, and maybe you supplement with your favorite form adult beverage at night. You tell yourself, “Caffeine is good for my metabolism,” and “The tannins in red wine help me relax.”
AFTER THE ULTIMATE RESET: You will no longer drag yourself through the day (don’t tell me you aren’t—you are not being honest with yourself)! You will have no problem hopping out of bed at 5:30am with sustainable energy. There is no mid-afternoon need to grab a Diet Coke or Snickers bar. You will have made it through “withdrawal” and won’t desire it. Yep, I said it: withdrawal.
Think…are you reading this post at a time in your life when you really need a change? Are the words hitting you where it hurts? Is it making your wonder about your life and choices? If it is—please join me on January 5, 2013 with the Ultimate Reset. You will be a different person at the end of the journey. www.myultimatereset.com/bodybybrig