Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Lack of Energy

I am not sure what my deal is but I am having some serious energy issues lately. I wake up so full of energy that it's unreal. I eat a good breakfast, clean my house, get a good workout in. Usually by noon I have already done some serious work around the house and I feel really accomplished. But then, after lunch, I start to drag. I have to really force myself to get up and moving because I just feel drained. I don't know if it's because I get up at 5:30 every morning so I am just naturally ready for a break around lunchtime or if I just have a serious case of the afternoon lazy syndrome but something has to give. With 4 kids at home, my day doesn't end at 12:00 when I am ready to crash. I still have cleaning to do, supper to cook, baseball games to go to and if I am lucky, I get to bed at a decent hour. I get 7-8 hours of sleep every night so I don't think it's that and I take a multivitamin and just had blood work done so I know I am not lacking anything in my diet.  I am just wondering if it's because I ditched caffeine a few weeks ago. I completely quit drinking soda, cold turkey, and I am not drinking any caffeine at all anymore so I am thinking that could be the culprit.   Do you ever take any kinds of supplements or drinks for energy? I know you can buy Modafinil and other similar medications online I just wonder if they really work for energy or if you are just better off without taking anything. Sometimes I know if I am really dragging, I force myself to take a walk or something and sometimes that will pep me up. I just don't sit down because if I do, I will start to feel my eyes getting heavy and then I have to try and talk my 2 year old into a nap! And it's funny because around supper time, I have bounced back and am ready for our crazy busy weekends. It's just something about afternoons that make me sooooooo sleepy! What do you use as a pick-me-up when you start to drag during the day???


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