Are you feeling tired, achy, muscle soreness or joint pain? This is what I have felt for the past few months now. At first, I thought it was nothing but week after week I started feeling worse and worse. A few weeks ago, I started taking ibuprofen as soon as I got out of bed because my body felt so sore and that’s when I started thinking something was wrong.
I have been doing a weight lifting program for about 8 weeks now called Body Beast. I am at a point in my program that I should be lifting a lot heavier than I am. I am supposed to be getting stronger, have more energy and I am experiencing the opposite. For a while, I thought maybe it was just soreness or maybe the program was too intense for me. Then I thought maybe I had early stages of arthritis. I started drinking 2 cups of coffee in the morning and then making a glass of E & E (Energy and Endurance) and I would yawn all throughout my workout or skip my workout and lay around. I was getting very frustrated! I know this program is not too intense for me-I’ve been lifting for years. I decided to make an appointment with my doc. She took X-rays and blood work and informed me that I have a vitamin D deficiency. I wasn’t even sure what that meant so, of course, I asked google. 🙂 I was surprised at how much your body needs this vitamin. Sure, I know you should drink milk for the vitamin d for strong bones but I had to cut that out after having my son. I became lactose intolerant. I wasn’t getting enough vitamin d in my foods or supplements. All my symptoms matched those who have the vitamin d deficiency.
Not sure if any of you are feeling this way but if so, it’s good to check with your doctor. Have them do blood work to see what’s going on.
Here’s a list of foods that are high in vitamin d:
Salmon, oysters, nuts, salami, sausage, ham, eggs, tuna, milk, cheese and mushrooms