What Energizes You??

I think it’s very neat how each and everyone one of us are different~ what gets one person EXCITED can be extremely BORING to someone else.  That’s why I am wondering WHAT ENERGIZES YOU?  Will you share your answer with me by commenting here?

Some of the things that energize me are:

  1. Encouraging others- When I encourage others it keeps me energized to stay accountable myself and to set a good example~ otherwise I’d feel like a hypocrite
  2. Competition- give me a way to compete with someone and I will get intense!
  3. Performing- I like the pressure of needing to “perform”; I rise to the occasion and “turn it ON”
  4. Teaching others- I love sharing what I know with others~ I pride myself on being able to explain complicated things in a way that is not so complicated.
  5. SPORTS! I love playing and watching soooo many sports~ I used to think I should have been born a boy.
  6. RESULTS- getting results from something I worked towards energizes me to keep going!
  7. Seeing others succeed!! Success Stories are so inspirational and energizing
  8. Hormones- I am obsessed with hormones, lol!
  9. Supplementation- I love doing HUMAN experiments on myself and learning about every type of nutrient known to man!
  10. Exercise and Sports Science~ I am a total nerd when it comes to this stuff!  I really love reading research articles, medical journals about anything to do with training and sports supplementation research, etc…I should really go back to school and get my masters or doctorate in it.

On the other hand, some things that DO NOT energize me are:

  • Handyman stuff
  • Tools
  • Crafts, Sewing, scrapbooking, etc…
  • Cooking, cleaning, housework
  • homework
  • reading for leisure (unless I have a reason to read something, you won’t find me reading)…I do like looking a pictures in magazines :)
  • decorating
  • shopping- unless it’s for shoes, I like shoes!
  • basic hygiene- I hate showering, shaving, blow drying my hair, putting on lotion, make up, etc…I do it, but I don’t like it!~LOL!

So what energizes you?
And how can you use those interests to energize others?
p.s. I have legs on tap for today



4 Replies to “What Energizes You??

  1. Hi Michelle, enjoyed reading what “energizes” you. Here are a few things that energize me:
    1. Teaching fitness classes and helping others achieve their fitness goals.
    2. Reading fitness magazines, buffmother, ACE fitness and other websites and for new workout ideas and healthy eating recipes
    3. Baking! But it is so much more fun to make cookies with my kids and then GIVE them away to neighbors, friends, family, etc. My boys love it (because they get to eat cookie dough – ha), it’s time together and we brighten the day of someone else with the gift.
    4. Scrapbooking. Yes, their are days that it is not on the top of my list. However, knowing that they are gifts to my kids that someday they can look back on all the memories we’ve made makes the time/effort soooo worth it!
    5. Church and bible study – exercise for the SOUL! Keeps all lifes ups and downs in perspective:)

    Things that don’t energize me….housework, homework, yardwork. My 6 year old wants to plant a garden this summer. Oh no! I see pulling weeds in my future – hahaha!!!

    Have a great day, Michelle, and thanks again for all you do!

  2. Wow. You and I are soul mates when it comes to non-energizing things. I too am very disapointed every morning when i have to wake up and shower, do my hair, put makeup on, and lotion. The only reason I do it is so I won’t feel disgusting half way through the day. I’m also not a fan of reading for leisure. It was hard, but i finally became ok with the fact that I’m a magazine girl. True, articles of facinating information I will read throughly, however I haven’t read a book for fun in about 8 years. But you’ll frequently see me engulfed in any fitness or nutrition magazine I can get my hands on.

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