Since becoming serious in my fitness journey, I find it very important to listen to your body. A little under a month ago, I decided to let go of meat. I would not say that I’m a full vegetarian because, I’m not about being categorized. The urge to eat meat is just no longer there. Full post on it here. There’s isn’t even a significant reason behind it. In reality, if I want to eat some ribs from Chilis one day, I will. For the most part….no.
Now that I’ve gotten that out of the way….my body has been feeling really weak lately. Normally, I’m a busy body type of person. I’m always on-the-go with my day job, family, working out, blogging or working my health business. Typically, I hear all about the energy a person gets when removing meat from their diet. Hello, I’m the complete opposite!
When I’m working out in the gym, I have plenty of energy at that time. This comes primarily from my NRG supplements or my favorite preworkout. Let’s not forget the music blasting in my ears. The problem comes later in the day or when I’m at my day job. Things are just different.
I went to my trusted friend Google for help. After reading a ton of articles, I learned that I may be lacking protein or my iron level might be low. This makes sense because during both of my pregnancies, I dealt with having low iron. I was put on medication for it.
Today I scheduled an appointment with a nutritionist at my local Veteran Clinic. Go Army! The thing is that I have to wait until February 27th to get seen. I’m thinking about just paying to see a nutritionist off post to be seen quicker. At least I can compare their diagnosis lol! (Note to self) During my visit, I want to get the exact number of my macros, such as how many calories and grams of protein that I should be consuming. I also want them to check my iron level. I will keep you posted. Enjoy your week lovelies. Sorry for the crappy gym photo. You can find much better pictures on my Instagram. I follow everyone back unless you’re private.