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CASSDRAGON23 Posts: 130
1/26/13 8:38 A

Thanks All! I will keep working on it. Now that I have a few ideas on how to fix this I'm finding motivation just in wondering what it will take to not crash at the end of every workout. Wish me luck! emoticon

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1/26/13 4:33 A

is the snack *right* before the workout? That there might make you feel less energetic as well.
Maybe try to eat a meal/snack 2-3h before exercising instead? That'll give it a chance to digest so your body can concentrate on fueling your muscles ^_^

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1/25/13 11:16 P

I get major fatigue from my arthritis and I usually feel better if I just push myself to work out no matter how much I want to crash. Good luck! I hope you find the right balance of calories, sleep, etc. so you can get your fatigue under control :)

CASSDRAGON23 Posts: 130
1/25/13 6:29 P

I'm not sure about overall caloric in take since I'm only just getting started with everything again. It could be any where from 1250 one day to 2000 the next. I'm still working on keping better track of calories the way I did before.

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1/25/13 1:00 P

What's your overall calorie intake like?

CASSDRAGON23 Posts: 130
1/25/13 12:36 P

LILLIPUTIANNA, I might need to work on that. Between the kids waking up (occasionally), the dogs choosing 4 am as their need-to-go-out-and-potty time, and my hubby yelling at others online in Modern Warfare it is hard for me to get more than 5 hours of sleep (on a good day).

1/25/13 12:19 P

Are you sure you are getting enough sleep at night? Your body needs sleep to repair itself. If you are working out, and not getting enough sleep at night, your brain will force you to sleep.

CASSDRAGON23 Posts: 130
1/25/13 11:24 A

Well, I do try to get a good snack before and I always slow down and stretch after. Today I had a banana and a KIND bar before and I did do my slow down period and stretching, yet I still felt like I wanted a nap. Maybe I just need to get used to the workouts again and work trough this?

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1/25/13 11:15 A

Are you adequately fueling yourself? When I hit that wall/crash, I need more fuel. Have you updated your fitness settings? What kind of pre-workout fuel are you using (if any)? I've found I can avoid that crash by grabbing a banana or a protein shake.

Are you properly cooling down? If you're sitting down to get your breath back, I bet you're not cooling down properly. You should always gradually slow your workout to reduce your heart rate before stopping.

CASSDRAGON23 Posts: 130
1/25/13 11:02 A

I have been on a long hiatus from my workouts and I'm really trying to get back into the swing of things. The problem is that when ever I get the motivation up to move I do my work out and then I IMMEDIATELY crash with strong fatigue. I could just sit and get my breath back from doing cardio and/or weight training and I'll realize 20 or 30 min. later that I fell asleep. (I'm sure I could sleep longer, too, but I have kids that wake me.) I know I'm not over doing it because I was "out of the game" for so long my workouts are very much for beginners. Usually 10 - 30 min. at most.) Anyone else have this problem or know what I can do to fix it? It would help motivate me to get my workouts done so much if I wasn't worried about taking an unexpected nap that I don't have time for afterwards.

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