Happy St. Patrick’s Day y’all!
I’m not remotely Irish to my knowledge but I’m wearing green just to keep things fun and avoid pinches.
I’m also feeling of so much better today. Thank you guys so much for the comments and thoughts on my post about feeling tired all the time. I was seriously worried about things last week because that awful feeling had persisted and worsened during the week.
However, it seems that the things I started Friday and did all weekend have helped – I feel energetic and excited!
Here’s what I did, my recipe for energy:
- Exercise: I went for a looooong walk with JuJu on Saturday and hit the gym for weights and cardio on Sunday. Exercising always gives me more energy in the long run.
- Vitamins: I went ahead and bought a maximum dose version of B 12 and then took it, a normal muti-vitamin, and a higher dose of vitamin D. I have to say, I think this helped.
- Naps: I gave in and took a couple naps when my body felt so completely exhausted. I normally don’t take naps but they were so helpful to catch up on some rest my body clearly needed.
- Food: I cleaned up my eating. I focused on nutrition and foods with iron. I ordered salads when I went out and ate healthy meals at home like this mix of kimchi, turkey, and zucchini (so good).
All those things together have me feeling very energetic and back to my normal self. I have to say, feeling so tired and fatigued really scared me. It was frightening to think that if I make the wrong choices I could feel like that all the time. It was a good reminder/wake up call to focus on taking care of myself in all aspects because if I don’t the consequences really suck!
So I’ll be continuing my recipe for energy this week with healthy food, proper vitamins, daily exercise, and self-care. It’s going to be a good week!
What’s your recipe for energy? What makes you feel energized and awake? What should I add to my list?