Hey guys, I'm gonna need some health advice here.
I'm 18 years old, 6'2" and about 205lbs. (Big build, wide shoulders) A year ago, I weighed 250, but after cutting the soda and french fries, and smaller portions, more salads, I've trimmed down considerably after eating better to a weight that kinda hovers around 205. My neck, arms, and upper body have slimmed down, and so have my feet, and lower legs. I currently am not on an exercise program, and I dont play sports, and haven't done either for several years.
Unfortunately my midsection hasn't slimmed much. My belly, behind, and thighs/lovehandles are still kinda fatty.
Lately, I feel a lack of modivation, a lack of energy, lack of mental speed. When people talk to me, I really have to think kinda hard for a response, its not automatic like I feel it should be. I feel like a zombie most of the time, to be honest. There are some times when Im bouncing off the walls feeling good and being very quick, spontaneous and funny like Robin Williams or something. People tell me I'm hilarious (when Im in one of these good moods) but Im quiet and dry other times, since I cant ever think of a damn thing to say. Those moments of mental agility and hyperactivity are usually short-lived and I'll go back to my sluggish state again. I have to CONCENTRATE to keep from stumbling over my words, because every time somebody talks to me, I feel like I have to "pull myself back to conciousness" to think of a response. Something is definately wrong here. I'm not shy.
I constantly have that "I just woke up" feeling, and it lingers, unless I jumpstart myself with a ****load of caffeine (not good. .addiction headaches, ect). I feel that "out-of-it". I sometimes just feel like shaking my head, jumping up on the table like a wildman and screaming my lungs out. But I can't. . I'm constantly in a sedated sort of mind, WAAAAYYY too chilled out.
Note: I am NOT Depressed. Im not feeling sad, just lethargic and energyless.
Tonight, a strange idea hit me. I was late to my friend's birthday dinner, so I randomly decided to run though the apartment complex to my car (where my friend's brother just moved in). It was the first time I'd run in probably close to a year. (pretty sad, eh? well read on. . .thats part of my point here)
It felt good to run, it was exciting. I think it might be what I need to start doing regularly. One thing it did, is it kind of force shocked me out of one of my chilled out moods. It kinda "shook me awake" and I felt alive again for a brief second as I was running to my car, looking like a maniac who's sprinting for no reason. It made me realize, that maybe its lack of exercise thats bringing me down mentally.
Now that the background info has been laid down, I have two questions:
1. Working out obviously improves the physical appearance and physical health of your body. Does it really change the mental aspect? The body is all connected, the mind is part of the body, so my hypothesis is. . .If I start to exercise, I'll kick my brain into gear, and wont feel so damn stupid all of the time, and tone my tush.
2. Whats the best way to trim a flabby behind? Running?
Thanks for the help and support guys, I need some help.