I'm 40 with a 4 year old. I exercise 3-4 times per week (mostly during my lunch, or running in the morning on a weekend), eat well and weigh at the top end of 'normal'.
Yet I feel constantly exhausted and I'm not sure if this is normal.
The last two weeks in particular have been horrible. I'm usually in bed by 9.30 to get up for 6am for work, or now even earlier (Son has decided 4.50-5.30 is a good time to rise), so in general, I get enough sleep. But now I need to go to bed even earlier, and just don't have the energy to do anything in the evening. I wake in the morning and dream of going back to bed.
Weekends I spend actively doing as little as possible, because I just feel worn out, and it's impacting on my family. I used to be itching to get things done, but now I just feel sick at the thought of my to-do list.
I don't have any other symptoms that I could associate with any condition, so feel a bit silly going to the GP with tiredness.
Does every mum feel like this? It's not like I have a house full of children to tire me out.
I don't mean for this to sound like a wussy post, but I did wonder if it sounds normal.