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Energy Ups & Downs

on March 6, 2013

Isn’t it odd how some days we feel like we can take on the world and other days like we have to focus all our power on just putting one foot in front of the other?

Tonight at Zumba, I was fully charged with energy. I brought my knees up higher, tried some of the more jumpy or twisty moves and really pushed myself on pace to maximize the aerobic benefit. The hour sped by and class was over before we knew it.

Earlier today I got the dogs out for a short walk and also practiced Tai Chi with a friend for 15 or so minutes.

I felt strong and energized all day. It was terrific!

Tomorrow I might have a power sucking day or another just like today. I’ll deal either way.

I work tomorrow and then have an appointment with a hematologist on Friday. My iron counts are low. This doesn’t alarm me because I have thalassemia trait. My surgeon wants me to see the specialist to make sure that the thalassemia is the cause. I guess it’s possible that the big change in diet could be the cause. The surgeon wants a blood expert to decide if I need supplements or a transfusion.

Filling out the new patient paperwork on line took 40 minutes. No, electronic program, I don’t remember the date or operating doctor of my childhood appendectomy.

I’m having dinner with friends and, if all goes right with planning, will get a new tattoo before I return home. I sent off some research photos and an explanation to the artist tonight via email. It was a lot more fun to gather images than it was to fill out that aforementioned patient paperwork!

How’s everybody doing? Activity challenge, participants, I’m rooting for you!

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2 responses to “Energy Ups & Downs

  1. Hope says:

    I’m starting to have more energy these days (getting some actual sleep will do that for you!), but I don’t think I have half as much as you do these days!

  2. Skye says:

    Ugh, I had no energy yesterday. Lay down for an early nap and slept much of the day away. Today I am feeling a bit more energetic and I must get out to do some things, so I’m hoping to stay moving. Didn’t get out for a walk or get up for a dance yesterday; definitely a goal for today.

    Glad you have had so much energy. Being active does help with that, as does having a positive attitude, so you’ve got a couple of things going for you outside of the usual ups and downs. I’m surprised you are so energetic with low iron. Wow and a new tattoo! You are just buzzing along! 🙂

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