Jan 19, 2011

My body is rejecting 2011

But for reals though. I cannot seem to hit my stride on this "fresh new beginning" thing.

Even at the risk of writing a bitchfest of a post (which I try to avoid), I've got to share...For some reason, since I got back to work from my holiday hiatus, I just can't get into the swing of things.  I have no real sickness symptoms, but a general inability to get my body in sync with what I'm supposed to be doing. My brain and my body are a square peg and a round hole. It's not really tangible enough to go to the doctor, but tangible enough to be annoying.  Here's a look at what I'm dealing with.
  • I am tired. No, more than just tired, like stupidly, obscenely exhausted. I haven't been dealing with a lack of sleep or increase in debauchery. My normal routine has me dog tired. I can't keep my eyes awake at my desk. I have no idea why. 
  •  As a result of my sleepiness, I've been doing a lot of this:
Caffeine. A lot of caffeine. This gets my body all effed up because (prior to the holiday hiatus) I'd cut WAY back on my caffeine intake. The last two weeks, I've had like 4 5HEs (my slang term for 5 Hour Energy - which is a godsend).  It's a total chemical shock to my system, but I need it to power through the day. I'm a jittery wreck.
  • My stomach is doing weird things. I'm not hungry at the right times and when I do eat there are rumbles. No gastronomical fireworks - just rumbles. Annoying.
  • I'm hot all the time. It constantly feels (and it's the dead of winter) like I'm in a tropical jungle. Or an oven. Or a sauna. The point is, I'm hot.
  • Workouts aren't working. I'm going to bootcamp, but I don't feel challenged and nothing is clicking. It's still tough, but I don't rejuvenated/refreshed at the end of it like I used to. At the end of it I just feel like I want eat pizza and go to bed.
  • Now this afternoon, I'm getting a migraine. Not a full-out brainbuster, but the spotty vision and nausea situation that is typically a pre-curser. I've done a preemptive Excedrine strike. Hopefully it works, but I'm out of patience with this whole thing...
So, not I'm out of ideas and want to set my troubles adrift into the vast ocean of wisdom that is the blog world. Internet, help me. I need a cure for unexplained, non-quantifyable, frustrating as all hell, lethargy and mild physical malaise. Have any of you experienced this before? I'm whining begging...


  1. Dare I say it.. any chance you could be pregnant? The hotness, weird stomach and extreme sleepiness all happened to me within a week of being pregnant. Or maybe you're just having a bad month. In which case I guess you just gotta suffer it out and hope for the best. I've done the jittery wreck thing and it can be rough (but necessary).

  2. pregnant was my guess as well...

  3. I am sorry you don't feel well, it is hard to get back in the swing of things. I had 4 or 5 migraines last week.

  4. I get migraines too. Very annoying. I bet your body is adjusting to the new year...give it a few more weeks and I bet your motivation will return (at least that's what I keep telling myself). :)

  5. At first I thought, she is totally preggers. But I rethought and I think you are suffering from what many of us are suffering from- summer withdraw. We need this winter crap to hurry up and for hot summer days to come along! Then, we will all feel like gold!



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