Is it just me or does anyone else ever feel tired all day every day for no good reason? MJ is an energizer bunny. He's hardly ever tired, but not me. Sometimes I wake up tired. Go to work tired. Come home tired. Go to bed tired. Then I do the same thing all over again the next day like some kind of chronic fatigue thing that never seems to go away no matter how much sleep I get or how much exercise I do. I know that mood and diet have a lot to do with your energy. It makes sense to be exhausted if you are depressed and not eating a healthy diet but now that I'm doing better in those areas it was really annoying to find that I was still chronically fatigued. Life is way too short to be tired all the time.
I've started and stopped taking multi vitamins a million times over. I'd do really good taking them for awhile and then I'd start forgetting and quit altogether. I'd think about taking it but say, oh well why bother because it didn't seem to be doing anything for me anyway. Bodies are so different. What works for one person may do nothing for another. I heard all of these wonderful things about vitamin B12 so I took it religiously for a while and it didn't do a thing so I quit.
I'm also taking 2 Fish Oil tablets with dinner every night as part of my meal plan which is an Omega 6 fatty acid that is supposed to be good for your heart. Once I run out of the Vitamin C I'm going to switch to a multi vitamin that has at least 1,000mg of C and supplement with a slightly lower dose Vitamin D and Folic Acid to make up the difference. Most Multi's actually don't have a whole lot of D and I really think that's what's doing the trick for me. Or maybe not. Maybe it's the combination of the three. Who knows. I just know that it's really nice to not be dead tired when I get to work every day. This combination is also very good for vaginal health. So yeah, that was the other thing I was researching.
I bought this really cute Vita Carry pill case on Amazonbecause rushing to open three bottles every morning was a pain in the butt. This way I can keep it in my purse and take them at work.The giant fish oil pills fit and it's a lot better looking then those old school looking pill cases they sell at Walgreens.
Vacation works better then vitamins. I skipped all vitamins and I still had tons of energy while we were gone. I ALWAYS have energy for days when I'm on vacation and my chronic fatigue issues magically disappear; which is just one thing I love about vacation. The only problem is that life is not a vacation. Life is 45 hours a week at work and fitting in everything else in between so I'm back on my vitamin regimen and I hope it keeps working.
Do you take vitamins? What works or doesn't work for you?