Tiredness, exhaustion and vitamins @ OrganisingChaosBlog

LIFE, TIREDNESS, COFFEE AND VITAMINS

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).

Tiredness, exhaustion and vitamins @ OrganisingChaosBlog
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.
Tiredness, exhaustion and vitamins @ OrganisingChaosBlogI 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.

Tiredness, exhaustion and vitamins @ OrganisingChaosBlog

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.

Tiredness, exhaustion and vitamins @ OrganisingChaosBlog

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.

Chaotic Itzi

OCB

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