Quite a few weeks ago now, I received the latest book for me to review from Hay House, Marcelle Pick's Are You Tired & Wired? At the time, I was incredibly busy with work and activities and when the evening came and I opened the book, my eyes struggled to stay open long enough to finish a paragraph, much less a chapter. Upon awaking, I would pick up the book again. As my mind raced through the numerous tasks I needed to complete that day, the words on the page blurred and the book would be abandoned after less than five minutes. There it would sit, patiently waiting on my bedside table until the evening, when I promised myself I would pick it up again. Finding yet again, when evening rolled around, I was too tired to do so. The vicious cycle ensued for weeks.
When I finally was able to keep my eyes open and stop thinking about my busy schedule, I realized the answer to the book's query was a resounding 'YES!'. As I delved further in the text about adrenal fatigue, many symptoms and situations she described sounded very familiar. After taking a questionnaire supplied within the book, it appeared I was suffering from mild adrenal fatigue. This book had reached me at the perfect time, before my symptoms worsened. It was time to make some changes.
The book is rich in resources, making it easy for me to begin the alterations of my lifestyle. In addition to the test to determine where you are on the adrenal spectrum, Peck offers case studies for better understanding and a detailed 30 day plan including easy and tasty recipes along with handy shopping lists, advice on supplements tailored to your specific needs and exercise recommendations. What I like most about Peck's suggestions is that they are just that. Rather than berating you to follow a strict regime, she gives you the information and advice and encourages you to do what is right for you, in the time frame that suits you.
After incorporating some additional supplements in my diet and using relaxation techniques, I'm feeling more relaxed and am actually achieving more with less stress, something that I thought would have been impossible a month ago. Perhaps most surprisingly, I've been exercising less with less intensity (previously going to the gym six times a week) and the stubborn tasting pouch that had been hanging around my midsection has started to disappear. According to the scale (which familiar numbers haven't changed in over a year), I'm six pounds lighter. It's incredible what your body can do when you give it a chance to rest.
If you feel too are feeling tired, or wired, or vary between the two, I highly recommend picking up a copy of this book. It's certainly enlightening, and if you decide to utilize her advice, you may find yourself feeling lighter in both mind and body.