I'm so fatigued. I'm accomplishing nothing. I'm lucky if I switch over the laundry and sweep the floor in the same day. My house is turning into a pig sty and all I want to do is nap - except my kids won't let me. I'm so very ready for that 2nd trimester burst of energy! Until then, is there anything that can be done to boost my energy? Or do I just have to stick it out and accept it? I don't remember being this tired the first two times, but the first time I didn't have a kid to look afer and the second time my kid was so young that she was happy to nap with me. This time I have two kids, one who will lay down with me for a little while but the other one won't stop talking or singing to herself right next to me :p
What to do about fatigue?
I've been mixing a tablespoon of chia seeds into my tea for a burst of energy in the afternoon. Might be just psychological, but it seems to be working! The seeds gel up a bit and make for a interesting texture. I've always liked raspberry seeds in my smoothies, so I kind of like the texture :) Chia seeds are a nice source of protein, fiber, and omega-3s, calcium, etc--so they can't hurt!
I have chia seeds. Will try that. Need to get more of that juice with.. What's that word? It starts with an R. Helps prevent cancer, found in red wine.. I buy this at Central Market. So usually I'll put a tblsp of Great Lakes collagen protein into it and drink that before taking Green Pastures fermented cod liver oil. The chia seeds would be a nice addition to that.