I’ve been dying a slow and painful death over the last few weeks.
I’ve had no energy, I’ve been constantly yawning and basic movements have just been beyond me!
Eventually a light bulb clicked on above my head and I had a major Duh! moment.
Sure it’s only the one thing that ALWAYS causes me to feel like crap -why would I have thought of it!
So off I went to get my usual bottle of iron juice and kick this anaemia thing in the ass after work yesterday.
I found myself in an aisle surrounded by prettily-coloured bottles, all of which were telling me I needed them to live.
I’m a sucker for fads.
I get swept up in a whirlwind of I MUST HAVE THIS and due to my need to throw myself whole-heartedly into every project I undertake, I always go overboard.
Yesterday’s project was Make Hermia Healthy.
Improve your immune system?
You don’t have to ask me twice!
Well my knees have felt a little creaky recently…
Improve you nervous system?
Well I don’t know if I….no wait…what if it happens because I don’t have these!!!!
I was a little enthusiastic…
But I didn’t want to be one of those people that lives on supplements, so off I went to Tesco to build up a nice fruit collection.
Getting up early to make breakfast smoothies seemed like a GREAT idea…last night.
So up I got ten minutes earlier than usual this morning (how precious are mere minutes at that time of day?) and I grumpily trudged to the kitchen to make myself and The Boy smoothies.
I even bought him a little flask so I could just throw him the smoothie mix as he was running out the door.
Out came the smoothie-blender-machine.
Hmmmm what’s that stain?
And that stain?
And that weird black thing?
Turns out The Boy is the WORST dish-washer in the WORLD and had left dried smoothie stuck to random parts of the mixer jug, which had subsequently started breeding mould farms.
And so I spent 15mins cleaning it.
Making me late from work.
Eventually – and not without lots of shouting and WHAT IS WRONG WITH YOU!!!??? thrown The Boy’s way – the lovely healthy smoothies were made.
And so began my breakfast…
10ml of Iron Juice ….to boost my red blood cell count and un-zombify me
1 Vitamin C tablet ….to boost my immune system
2 Evening Primrose Tablets ….to make me less crazy and hormonal
1 B-Vitamins tablet ….something to do with the nervous system….and skin….and cell making….or something
1 Cod Liver Oil tablet….oil the joints and make skin/hair/nails not crap
1 Ginseng tablet….energy production/making/creation
1 glass of smoothie….contains yoghurt, honey, apple juice, strawberries, raspberries, red currants, blackberries, banana
As you can see, I’m taking a lot of tablets and they may all react terribly with each other and kill me or even give me leprosy, but I feel very smug right now about my health kick, so I’ll take the chance!
I’m making my body invincible!!!
This will probably be abandoned by Sunday….
The smoothie doesn't look too nice there because I'd drank most of it by the time I thought to take the picture, but trust me, it was yummy!!