Sunday, October 24, 2010

Energy... please come back!

The weekends are never long enough for me. It is Sunday night, and I am just as tired as I was on Friday night. It seems as if I never really feel rested anymore.

I feel like I slept away my Saturday. I got up at about 8 a.m., then fell back to sleep at around 10 a.m. and slept until almost 3 p.m.! The day was gone, and I really got nothing accomplished. Today I made myself stay up, but found myself with no energy to do anything. I am always SO TIRED.

I was hoping with the improvement in food and the addition of exercise this week that I would feel somewhat better. I have ate more fruits and veggies and drank more water this week than I have in MONTHS. I can tell a difference in the way my body feels, I guess... Just not any energy yet.

I have decided to do a cleanse/detox using Isagenix products. I have read and watched videos and researched and I think this will help me get my body back into working order.

I have read enough and learned so much about the human body on this journey so far... and I know one thing. I have abused my body for a long time. I have yo-yo dieted for the majority of my life. I have NOT taken care of myself. I think this is why even when I do diet and exercise, my body still holds onto the fat for dear life.

I chose a 30-day detox because I think it will take at least that long to get me back into semi-working order. Honestly, I hope it helps me lose weight, but I really want this product to get me on a healthy playing field. I am tired of dieting. Diets suck.

I desperately want to FEEL GOOD again, no matter what size I am. I need to start taking good care of myself so I can be the best mother and teacher I can be. I am worth the time, effort, and money that it will take.

So get ready! Like everything else I do on this journey, this is the center stage! I am excited about this because my gut tells me that it is time. It is time... :)


  1. Good luck with the 30 day detox. I did one a while back & it really was helpful. I felt better by the end & had lost the taste for a lot of not so healthy foods. Hope you get some energy back soon! :)

  2. Nice blog thanks for giving valuable information. thanks..

  3. I admire your perseverance. good luck and hope you get the results you've been wanting or looking for! I've read that you probably have experienced and research enough to know a lot about your body. But if ever you need help, advice, or simply motivation, I'm here for support :)

  4. Sounds like maybe you just need more sleep during your week. I know that is what I struggle with a lot and it really does make a huge difference in how I feel everyday. Good luck with the cleanse better you than me lol.

  5. Cool. That's how I have felt about my health journey... This IS the time! You are so worth feeling better, too Hollie! I love the determination I can feel in your post. :) You go girl.


  6. Good luck on all of this. By the way, I like the term "yo-yo dieting." I have a problem with this myself and it is extremely irritating. I definately agree with you on the fact that diets suck horribly bad. Another thing that gets me is the latenight snacking. It is one of the worst things a person can do because the body then storess the food as fat. What detox program are you using exactly? I tried to use one and it didn't work at all.

  7. Good luck on your detox! I look forward to reading about it.

  8. Hey Hollie, my name is Ashley and I am working on a research paper for my freshman college english course. My topic is about the benefits of workingout on one's own versus joinging a program such as Jenny Craig. Don't want to seem like a creeper but, I was wondering if I could ask you a few questions about your weightloss experience to help me with my paper. My email is I hope to hear from you soon!

  9. Do you know that your sleeping habits can severly impare your weightloss efforts? You should try some relaxation methods, such as CDs. You should be getting a minimum of 8 hours of sleep per night. Schedule it into your day like any other appointment. You will notice a huge difference in your workouts and your energy. The body needs sleep to build muscle which in turn will help you lose weight!
    Ghrelin is a hormone that tells you when to eat. When you don't sleep enough - this hormone is totally off. It will cause you to eat more. In addition, when you are sleepy during the day, you are more likely to grab something quick to just pick you up - these extra claories can add up quickly!

    So getting more sleep may help you on your journey!!
    Jacquelin Nauvall

  10. I'm having trouble losing weight after having my fourth baby. For me, it's a matter of the type two diabetes monster breathing down my neck. I'm glad to see that I'm not alone after reading your blog.
    Can you and your readers look at my newly formed blog, and give me some feedback, and tips? I need all the help I can get!
    Thanks Amity


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