Thursday, January 16, 2014
Yesterday was a weird day for me. I was feeling off my game. I didn't have any energy. I ate healthy meals and snacks, but still felt hungry and when I got home from work, I just couldn't find the energy to work out. I took a shower, put on my PJs and prepared dinner. I didn't drink any wine (like I normally would on a bad day), and although I kept eyeing the pantry for something I could munch on, I didn't eat anything until dinner was ready.
My husband could tell something was off and asked me if I was feeling ok. It's unusual for me to come home from work and immediately jump in the shower instead of work out. I was having some issues at work, but nothing really that I wanted to talk about because there wasn't anything specific I could point my finger at as far as work-related problems. I just felt....depleted and drained.
After I ate dinner, I seemed to gain a bit of energy and I was able to get some laundry done and relax with my family watching some TV. This morning when I woke up, I felt rested and so far today I've been able to focus at work, I fixed a couple of issues that I left work with yesterday, and my mood is improved.
Part of me wonders if I'm not getting enough Vitamin D. I had been taking a B12 supplement and stopped taking it a few months ago. I wonder if I need to increase both of these and see if that helps?
It's easy to get frustrated. I eat a minimum of 5 servings of fruits and veggies every day (most days I eat 7), I get at least 7 hours of sleep at night, and I exercise almost every day. I drink plenty of water. I feel like I'm doing all of the right things, and yet I still have off days. Am I just not eating enough? Is it just the winter blues because I'm stuck indoors most of the time because it's really cold and bleary outside?
I will purchase some more Vitamin D and B12 supplements and see if that improves anything.
I just have to hang in there until the sun decides to make an appearance and then I'll get outdoors and get as much fresh air and sunshine as I can!