More time? Or more energy?

I know lots of people feel like they don't have enough time in their days to get everything done... but you know what? I think my problem is much less about the time (although that IS an issue) and MUCH more about the energy.

I just do NOT have enough energy to get everything done.

If I could just have a fraction of the energy my children have I would be a veritable super woman.

And I realize everyone says exercise is supposed to give you energy.... but you know what? It just makes me more tired. And yes, I am TOO doing it (almost) every day.

Not that it is doing anything. I'm more tired and I haven't lost a single pound. Go figure. (and yes, it is good for my health blah blah blah blah... that is so NOT why I am doing it. I'm fabulous like that.)

Anyway, the point is I wish I had more energy.

I bet if you looked at my house today YOU would wish I had more energy too. 


Kel said…
It is really to bad that there isn't a place where moms could buy energy. I've been yawning all day! I was just swinging by to invite you to join us for our Spotlight Saturday Blog Hop. Link up your blog and another you'd like to spotlight this week. I hope you have a great weekend!

Colleen said…
I SO hear ya Tara... I'd choose energy anyday too. :S And I trained and ran a 10K run last summer and only gained weight, so I hear that too. (It ended up being that I ate more cuz I was hungry cuz I was exercising... argh!)
Olivia is SOOOO gorgeous. Wow. :)
Unknown said…
I understand, my friend. And the people who say that exercise gives you more energy are the ones that are already in shape. It doesn't give you more energy when you first start. It doesn't. Or at least it didn't for me.

(You don't HAVE to exercise to lose weight. I lost my first 40 pounds with almost no exercise save the odd walk outside with my kids.)

Don't beat yourself up too much. This is a hard thing... especially with everything that life throws at you.

And if you figure out how to harness you're children's energy, please let me in on the secret. I keep thinking I need to start my B12 pills again. But really, maybe 8 hours of uninterrupted sleep might help too.
Unknown said…
Also? So impressed with how much you are exercising!
Daer0n said…
Maybe you are just eating the wrong foods. There are foods that completely drain your energy and make you age instead. Also, are you very stressed out? If you are too stressed out and still working out your body's response will the opposite and you will end up gaining weight, because of the cortisol hormone which is a steroid hormone that is produced by the adrenal gland.

I recently changed my diet and became a vegetarian because I noticed that I was always tired, sluggish and I could not make it past the plateau i've been in for more than two years now, and I have been under a lot of stress because of my kids. After eating mostly vegetables and occasionally cheese or yogurt I noticed a huge difference because I am not sleepy all day and tired, where as before you could find me trying to have a nap all day long from feeling over tired.

Now I am not recommending everyone to become a vegetarian but to look into what kinds of foods work the best for them and try to stay away from the ones that aren't so good.

Have you read the book "Eat Right for Your Blood Type" ? it is a great book and it teaches you a lot of things that most people don't know about eating certain foods according to their blood type.

Kids make parents tired, period. But what makes me wonder is the fact that you haven't lost any weight while you are exercising, which is what makes me think that it might be related to stress?
Tanya said…
I'm with you...that's all :)
Anonymous said…
I'm with you! I'm always pooped..
Margaret said…
I vote for the energy too!
Linnie said…
I only have a dog (he's a really BIG one) and I don't have the energy to keep up with him either.

I am doing the exercise thing too (I have in the past) and I have yet to get more energy from it. I find though, I usually come back in a much better mood!

Good luck with it all!

Natalie said…
Tara, I think you have followed most of my journey from overweight and exhausted all of the time to fitness instructor... what I can tell you is that diet does make a huge difference in the way you feel. For me that is avoiding the "white stuff", aka sugar and white flour and foods containing those things. We have also eliminated the high fructose corn syrup and hydrogenated oils.

The other major help for me has been taking a few supplements: I take Thermo Plus and Catalyst and drink Spark. IF you are interested in more information PLEASE email me or check out this link and read about the products:

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