Mission San Juan, December 30, 2017

Mission San Juan, December 30, 2017
Mission San Juan, December 30, 2017

Monday, April 6, 2015

Energy - Monday, April 5, 2015

Wherever does a person find the energy to keep going throughout the day? My energy level is pretty high, but has gone down over the years. Bob used to call me "the Energizer bunny."

In my 20s, I went to Jazzercise classes three or more times in a week. For 18 years, I have been Volksmarching all over the United States.

When we lived in Hawaii I belonged to a women's health club where I took Zumba classes three times per week and worked out on weights two to three times per week, plus Volksmarched about once a month. Bob and I also walked all over the hills in our Kapolei, Hawaii neighborhood in the evenings, or went to Ko Olina and walked along the lagoons.

While I still Volksmarch regularly, I have not found an exercise dance class here in Texas that is convenient to where we live. I joined Planet Fitness, but they do not have exercise classes. And I have been remiss in going there to work out. Shame on me. Working out definitely creates more energy.

I've noticed that on a sunny, cool day I have lots of energy. But if it is too hot or too humid, the energy level goes down in a hurry.

Today I grocery shopped, vacuumed, scrubbed the floors and cleaned the bathroom. Doing the laundry was on my list too, but I didn't get to it.

When I sat down to write this blog, I told Bob, "I need to write my blog about energy, but right now I don't have any." We laughed.

He told me, "Because you're exhausted, you have no energy to enlighten or entertain your readers." (Hey, do you think he's getting into the "e" words?)

Energy comes from lots of different places. Some people drink coffee for a burst of energy. (We don't drink coffee.) Getting plenty of sleep and eating correctly produce a healthier life which means you have more energy. If you're excited about activities in your life, energy emanates from deep within you and that motivates you to keep doing those activities.

Another type of energy comes from your words...
"Words are singularly the most powerful force available to humanity. We can choose to use this force constructively with words of encouragement, or destructively using words of despair. Words have energy and power with the ability to help, to heal, to hinder, to hurt, to harm, to humiliate and to humble."
 ~Yehuda Berg
Bloggers, you have energy in your words! Stay excited, stay lively, and good luck on your A-to-Z Blogging Challenge (if you're participating).
"The energy of the mind is the essence of life."


  1. I like your post. The older I get, the slower it takes me for me to do something. That comes with age, I understand. But, it still makes me sigh. If I don't get enough exercise I'm not as mentally and physically energized as I'd like to be. Knowing that, you'd think, I'd be more consistent about doing something physical each day.
    Take 25 to Hollister

    1. Thank you for checking out my blog. Yeah, the whole exercise thing is a bear. The only way to get enough exercise is to do something active that you love, that way it's not like exercise, it's fun!!


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