Hey guys! Sorry for not being in touch lately. Working, cooking and kids have been taking most of my time and energy. By the time I get to sit down on the couch, both body and mind are no good for anything. I sit in front of the television and watch some brainless TV program and… I think I drool… (I have convinced myself that I don’t and I really don’t want to ask Mr B if I do drool, but in my heart of hearts I think I do…) (anyway… moving swiftly along…) 😛
Earlier in the year, around Spring time, I also found myself exhausted . The kind of exhaustion when you have no energy at all and your body ache. After some blood tests, it turned out that I was severely anemic and lacking huge amounts of vitamin D (not quite my doctor’s words but more or less).
So I bought myself some vitamins and I started taking vitamin D and iron on a daily basis. For months. Until I felt better. The summer came, we got a bit of sunshine, I went on holidays and all was good with the world again so the vitamins went into the drawer. I didn’t need them anymore.
After the summer holidays, I started working part-time, walking an average of 5 km a day, collecting the boys from school and rushing to after-school activities. At the moment, I still spend my mornings running around like a headless chicken, darkness is upon us (we currently get an average of 9 hours a day) and my weeks are pretty busy and, of course, I am again tired. More that tired – exhausted. I think I can go out on a limb and assume that I am run down and that some vitamins would not go stray.
I know all this. I still have some vitamins left over from before the summer and I know that once I start taking them I will feel better. I know all this and yet, I keep forgetting to take them.
I am usually the one making sure the kids take their vitamins during winter but somehow I keep forgetting to take my own. My vitamins are just there, right beside the kid’s vitamins but somehow I tend to by-pass my ones.
I think that deep down, I regret having to take vitamins. I mean, I do see the virtue of vitamins and I totally believe in taking them if you need them but buried deep inside me, I also believe that with a good, healthy and balanced diet (which we have), I shouldn’t have to need any supplements.
I know, I know… It’s not as simple as that.. I know that… But when you spend as much time as I do planning a balanced meal, going from supermarket to market trying to get the best ingredients I can afford and cooking everything from scratch, having to take a supplement feels like a slap in the face. It seems that I have to get to the point of falling sleep during the day and pure exhaustion before I can start taking some supplements.
I now have vitamins at home and at work. If I don’t take them now I totally deserve a kick in the behind. I mean it! And no sympathy. You have my blessing. I am counting on you.