We all have good days and bad days, and some of those bad days just leave us feeling like everything is off. Fellow mamas, does it seem that, as our babies get older (as WE get older), those “off” days happen much more frequently?
If the majority of your days are “off” days that leave you feeling defeated and frustrated, don’t chalk it off to simply being busy. Mamas are the very best at taking care of everyone else, but notoriously the worst at taking care of themselves. Sweet, precious mama – this is for YOU! Are you easily and quickly fatigued? Are you feeling stressed and a little cranky? Are you sleeping enough? Are you sleeping well? There are SO many little signals our bodies give us that something really is off. Please don’t ignore them!
Schedule a comprehensive physical for yourself, just the same as you would for your children. In addition to the general listening to your heart and lungs and blood pressure check, have them check your urine and do a full blood work panel. There could be any number of little surprises going on inside of you that could be easily and naturally improved! We can have anemia, Vitamin B12 or Vitamin D deficiencies, high cholesterol, and any number of hormonal imbalances due to thyroid issues, menstrual issues, perimenopause, or menopause.
Before you jump into any new diets or exercise programs, know what’s going on inside your body first. The more you know, the more successful you’ll be! You can never go wrong by drinking more water, taking a good multivitamin, eating more green vegetables, and cutting out processed and sugary foods.