Friday, June 20, 2008
Over the last several months, I have been feeling very tired. My energy has been very low. My workouts have suffered a bit. I once faithfully worked out 6 days a week, but, even though I've been working out with my friend, I've gone through stages where I could only workout 3 or maybe 4 days. And I've been experiencing periods of malaise that I couldn't explain. I have also been messing up on little details at work because I can't concnetrate.
I thought, maybe I need more sleep or a change of scenery or workouts. It helped, but I still got those feelings and was still very tired after working out. So, during a routine checkup, I have found out what my problem is: I have anemia. I'm going back for more tests and a nutrition consult. The funny thing is, I wouldn't have gone for the blood work if I wasn't going to refill my prescription drugs.
So, if any of you experiences symptoms of malaise, fatigue, or poor concentration that you can't explain, even if you think you are eating healthy, still check with your doctor. I eat plenty of high iron foods (love broccoli and raisins), but my diet may still be missing what I need. Don't put yourself on the back burner! Get checked out.
On to better news, I finally completed my last speech for level one in Toastmasters! I am now a Competent Communicator. They loved my speech last night and it was the first one I did without notes or standing behind the podium. Yea me! I'm also going through a bunch of my workouts and deciding which to put up for sale. I'm in a purging stage, and I'm still clearing out clothes and fitness DVDs.
I'll check in later!