Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Vitamins

To say that I've been in a funk lately is an understatement!  A funk with working out, eating right and just having plain old energy!  I'm sure you are all tired of hearing about it!

My funk with eating right, well, that's just it!  I'm not eating right.  I'm not making sure I get in all my dairy, veggies/fruit, oil, water, etc!  And I was so depressed last night (after my failed workout session, more on that later), that I vowed to never eat again!  

Well, ok.  I didn't go that far.  But I've been eating very conservatively today.  It's almost like I don't want to eat because I'm so depressed about the weight gain and feeling yucky and everything in general!  And I hate that I'm feeling this way.  I hate that I'm feeling like I shouldn't eat because I've gained weight.  That's not healthy.  That's what eating disorders are made of!  So, I'm working on my eating.  I need to find my right balance of eating again.

My funk with working out is two-fold.  I'm having problems with my one foot.  I call it my "problem foot" (aka my left foot).  My dad has had major problems with his feet, so much so, that he had surgery on one of them before.  I fear I am suffering from the same foot problems.  I need to make an appointment with a podiatrist.  I just keep procrastinating.  I know some of what he will say..."You should be running." "You shouldn't be doing step aerobics." "You shouldn't....."  Ugh, I don't want to hear it because truthfully, I'm not going to stop doing those two things right now.  What I do hope a doctor can do for me is give me a shoe insert that will relieve the pressure on my toe that's bothering me.  It even hurts to just walk on my foot.  

And because of this, my working out is suffering.  I stop working out because my toe hurts.  I skip classes because my toe hurts.  Then I get in a bad mood because all the things I love to do, I'm not doing because my toe hurts.  I hate having ailments.  And I hate complaining about them too!  My only option here is to make an appointment with the doctor.

I've also felt really tired lately.  So much so that I even "rested my eyes" during lunch at Subway yesterday, not to mention on the train to and from work!  Part of this reason is probably because I'm borderline anemic.  I go on an off taking iron pills but I notice that when I don't take them, I do feel more tired.  And I haven't taken any iron pills in a few months (I lost my bottle!).  lol

So today I went to Walgreens and bought some iron pills again.  Lucky me, they were buy one get one free!!  Woohoo!  I also decided to buy fish oil pills (which were also buy one get one free!  Woohoo!!).  I've never taken fish oil pills but know they are supposed to be really good for you due to the Omega 3 fatty acids.  I don't eat any fish ever so it's probably good for me to take these pills.  I also take a multivitamin when I remember.

My question for all of you is, do you take vitamins?  What vitamins do you take and why? 

5 comments:

  1. I hope you feel better soon! I think it's normal to go through that. It happens to everyone. I think you are doing the right thing by making an appt with the doctor. That should really help. I take a multivitamin, vitamin C and vitamin D. I really think that they help! Good luck getting back to where you want to be. Remember to take it one day at a time!

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  2. Thanks Mallory! And you are right with taking it one day at a time. I try not to get discouraged but it can be so hard sometimes!

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  3. I take D3, sublingual (under the tongue) b12, an Omega mix (3,6,9), ester c, and slow release iron.

    I agree. Every one goes through slumps. You'll get your mojo back. :) Maybe try something new!

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  4. Get yourself some Vitamin D STAT! It helps SO MUCH. I'm in the northwest where seasonal depression runs rampant, and I take 10000 IUs a day. You could ask your doctor how many IUs you should take, but seriously, it helps SO MUCH.
    Sending good juju your way!!

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  5. I can't take multi-vitamins anymore because my body can't handle the B6 however I do take calcium w/D, fish oil, magnesium, zinc and flax oil.

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