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I did it!

Tuesday, March 26, 2013

It's true: after more than a week away, I FINALLY got back to the gym. I ran 3 miles on the treadmill (5 MPH pace) and worked up a nice sweat. And I felt absolutely great when I was done.

On my walk back to my office from the gym, I was thinking about how great I felt and trying to capture the feeling to give me motivation for the next time I try to miss the gym.

So let me talk about the gym for a minute: There's a woman at the gym. I used to work with her; now she's the admin person for a different group. When we worked together, I never noticed her shape/fitness. But now that I've been going to the gym regularly (well, ahem...), I notice that she's there. She's quite over-weight, yet she shows up every single day and does the P90x DVD with the fit guys. Then, after the hour video, she pumps iron. She really works up a sweat. Last time I was at the gym, I told her that she was my inspiration. I admire her so much! She tells me that she's been at it for over a year! And today, I noticed that she was wearing some body-hugging clothing ...and she looked great! She truly is my hero and inspiration.

Now, I really want to talk about my exhaustion. I wish I knew why I was so tired. It's a bone-tired that I just can't shake. Yesterday, as I was driving the children home from school (at only 3:30 PM!) I was terrified that I was going to fall asleep behind the wheel. I was just soooo incredibly tired. When we got home, I left the children alone (I NEVER do this!) and went to bed and slept for two hours. And I woke up tired.

I've been getting adequate sleep. So what's this about? I'm still tired today and expect that I will feel equally exhausted at 3:30 PM again. It's this exhaustion that gets in my way.
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    I agree that you should find out what is making you feel so tired. Hope you feel better soon! emoticon
    1881 days ago
  • 68ANNE
    I agree with the others. Don't wait too long, you could have an easy fix (iron) or may need sleep study (sleep apnea)
    Awesome on getting to the gym !
    1881 days ago
    So glad yor found your role model! Could be a blood sugar drop.
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    1881 days ago
    It is not unusual to feel tired sometimes, especially when changing your lifestyle, but if your exhaustion has been a pattern latelyyou should check with your doctor. There are a lot of possibilities, including low iron, diabetes, sleep apnea, chronic fatigue syndrome, stress, or even a hormonal imbalance.
    1881 days ago
  • KA_JUN
    Hang in there, if the exhaustion trends longer, you may want to discuss it with your physician.

    Glad to hear you shared your inspiration with your former co-worker, I'm sure it meant a lot to her to hear that you noticed her "bringing it" at the gym.

    1881 days ago
    Congratulations on your efforts! Back in January I decided to work at my weightlosss. I felt tired but I knew what type of foods I should be eating. I was still eating healthy but tired everyday. I thought that I had Hypoglycemia so I went to the doctor and she gave me a requisition to test for a few things. One thing in particular was my iron. I found out that I have extremely low Iron. I was almost counted as anemic but I am three counts about that. Iron is necessary to get oxygen to the parts of the body that needs it. It is important that you consult a physician before continuing any new exercise program especially if you feel that way. Hope this helps.
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