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Julia T. Williams | What’s Wrong With Me?
Julia T. Williams is a storyteller on a mission to help better lives through storytelling. She writes about all the things that go wrong and how people fight to make them right. Telling stories that matter while helping others cultivate theirs.
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What’s Wrong With Me?

I am seriously struggling over here. Basically since school started, I have lost all of my energy. I can barely wake up in the mornings and once I do, I struggle to stay awake. Once I get home from my evening classes, I’m in the bed within the hour. Even though I haven’t been getting up like I should to go to the gym, I managed to still run 10 miles last week. This week…uhhh, that’s a different story. Still have today, tomorrow and Saturday to get my legs moving though.

This is truly perplexing me. At first, I contributed my lack of energy to my new schedule. Spending 13+ hours in school mode is mentally draining. I have pretty much always adapted to chance easily, especially with schedules. It usually takes my body about a week to adjust to waking up at a certain time. So school is not the culprit.

I began to think about any other changes that have gone on in my life recently. Veganism! It hit me. Today makes 31 days since I have kicked all animal products out of my life. Because of that (and not having certain elements to cook with) I barely consume 1000 calories daily. On the days that I work out, I am burning off what little bit of food I do take in. Because of the elimination of many foods from my diet, I take a couple of supplements. It didn’t dawn on me to take iron. It’s funny because when I ate meat (red meat like crazy back in the day) I suffered from anemia. Once I went vegetarian, my iron was always in good standings. I wonder how it is now as a vegan. Yesterday I began taking an iron supplement just to be on the safe side. I probably need to start drinking even more water than I do now. Other than a little no-sugar-added juice once a week, water is all I drink anyway, but I can probably drink even more.

I don’t know what it’s like to be pregnant, but I swear that’s how I feel. I am going to continue with the iron, maybe find other eating alternatives so I can eat more. I’ll see how things go for the next week or so. If I still lack energy, I will go in to get some blood work. This might be the end of my vegan lifestyle. We’ll see. I got to get back to normal! I miss blogging and writing and exercising and just feeling phucking normal. Sheesh.

Blessings & Prosperity!

This is Jewells signing out to get back in bed…

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