Moment of truth: I haven’t done shit lately.
Workouts are pretty much nonexistent, ice cream has become its own food group, and at least once or twice a week I catch myself nodding off at my desk.
What it all comes down to is that I’m exhausted, lethargic, and unmotivated. I’d say it’s because of the lack of activity, but it started happening while I was still very active, and since it started, my energy has been on a steady decline. My mind has run the gambit trying to figure out what’s going on – Am I depressed? Is it overtraining syndrome? Is my sleep quality just that bad?
So, I did what all big girls do when they’re feeling low and don’t know what to do. I asked Mom.
My mom has worked in the medical field for more than 15 years, and she always has good suggestions or ideas. After describing how I’ve been feeling and how it’s been affecting my life, she said it could be a vitamin D deficiency. Living in the Pacific Northwest, this is a pretty common issue. Still, I thought it might be a stretch. I walk outside twice a day, most days. I drink milk daily. I do OK as far as taking the vitamin D goes, as far as I know.
But then my mom – who is a self-proclaimed sun worshiper and avid milk drinker – said even she had been told by her doctor to take vitamin D daily.
I’m not sure I’m ready to go running off to my doctor for any heavy-hitting vitamin D medications, but I’ve been told in the past by my doctor to take vitamin D supplements. Of course, being a supplement and just another expense to consider in my ever-tight budget, I never did.
At this point, the reality is that I’m tired of feeling tired. I hate walking back into work after lunch feeling like I’m slogging through mud. I’m in good shape – I shouldn’t be feeling so weak. I want my routine back. I want my energy back.
So, what the hell. I’ll give vitamin D supplements a shot and see how I feel. If that doesn’t solve the problem, I’ll take my happy ass to the doctor to see what’s up. I don’t expect it to solve all my problems, but if it can help rev me up so that I can get moving again, that’ll go a long way to helping me feel better.