Btw- I know that this is a very "first world" issue. I recognize that. I have no need for you to tell me how spoiled I sound. I'm well aware of it - my husband does his utmost to keep me grounded. :)
Starting about two weeks ago, I began to take a multiple vitamin, along with a separate "gentle" iron. I added these to my regimen of fish oil, vitamin D and calcium/magnesium/potassium.
I eat pretty healthy meals. I have a super fruit smoothie with spinach, 4 kinds of fresh fruit, protein powder, and non fat yogurt (based in V8 Fusion juice) every day. I drink lots of water. I talk a lot about drinking, but in reality, I have 1 drink maybe twice a week, if that.
I exercise every day. I walk, I run (slowly), take Core class and boxing class. I keep tabs on my weight.
I try to get 8+ hours of sleep as often as I can.
I try to stay away from junk food. I don't like to eat fast food at all.
My husband loves crap food. Eats it all the time. Eats ice cream bars, cheetos, egg and bacon sandwiches. Visits fast food places about 5 times a week. He sleeps maybe 5 hours a night. He goes to the gym a few mornings, and tries to walk on the treadmill every day but that doesn't always happen. He doesn't take vitamins. Rarely drinks enough water. Sits at a desk all day. He's got a bit of the "dun lap" disease.
On paper, I am *much* healthier.
So, why, am I the one who got sick more than a week ago - and while I'm not sick still, I'm super tired and run down and still experiencing coughing jags. I'm wiped out and exhausted and want to remain in bed all day, which is unlike me. In short, I don't seem to be recovering as quickly as I would have anticipated.
When we went for the Turkey Trot run, he ran the entire thing with no training, no prep, no difficulty. (He did the same when we did a half marathon.) He has boundless energy and he's never ever tired.
Today, I think healthy living is a fallacy.