I’m not talking about staying up until all hours of the night and throwing off your sleep cycle. That’s unhealthy and all it’ll do is make you exhausted, cranky, and dysfunctional. I’m talking about the feeling of being tired after working out.
Those that know me know that I like to exercise and I like to stay healthy (to an extent because I’ll admit that my diet isn’t that great. But what can I say, I love food!). I try to exercise three times a week and if it’s the summer, I usually manage to exercise up to five times a week. The best thing about it is the tired feeling that you get when you’re done. That’s the key to knowing that you’ve had a good workout. Not the amount of sweat, not how long you managed to run on the treadmill, not keeping track of how much you can lift. But the feeling of being tired, knowing that you’ve left everything back at the gym (an actual gym or a home gym) and knowing that you gave everything you into that workout.
The only thing I’m not to keen about is the fact that I get sleepy later in the day. I usually work out in the morning/early afternoon and have the rest of the day to feel energized. Well, now I typically just feel what my sisters and I call ‘sleepy-tired’. But, yes, it’s most likely directly related to the fact that I still have a tendency to stay up kind of late, even though I get my eight hours in. It’s just not in the usual time frame.
I don’t know why, but despite nodding off while watching a movie, watching TV, reading a book, or just listening to my sisters as we talk, I like to feel tired. It’s a bit of a drug to me, I like being able to push myself to my limits, to have it hurt, and know that I did my best. (Now all you have to do is convince me to balance cardio with lifting weights. I don’t know why, but I’ve never particularly enjoyed lifting weights as opposed to running, haha). I like being tired from exercise, but I really have to stop making myself tired from watching ‘one more YouTube video’ all night long.
But, hey, who ever said that taking naps during the day was a bad thing?
Loves anything red. Rock music, playing the guitar, drawing, writing, tattoos, and sports are some of my interests and hobbies. I like to laugh, I like to think I'm funny. I talk a lot...just a warning.