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LOTHI18 Posts: 210
7/1/08 9:17 P

I definitely feel like taking a nap after I exercise, but I am just getting back into it after having been mostly sedentary for a long time. On the positive side of that, I always feel I get a much better night's sleep after getting some hardcore activity during the day.

NATHELESS Posts: 5,761
7/1/08 8:46 P

I tend to get sleepy if I have an unusually strenuous and long workout (and sometimes if I happen not to have eaten enough.)

Otherwise, it usually leaves me feeling more energetic.

7/1/08 8:37 P

It's funny that you ask this question today! After my morning jazzercise class I was beat. It was very hot...
Generally I am very energetic following a workout. Like this evening...I went to another jazzercise class and have been fine.
Perhaps its just our bodies giving us a signal that we need something...water, food. Don't know.

7/1/08 8:16 P

I get sleepy right after I work out too. Within an hour I'm good to go and energized for the day but, for that hour I have to rely on caffine to keep my behind awake. LOL. I do take a 1 hour nap in the early afternoon to replenish myself (thats about when my second wind dies off). I do realize that sometimes what I eat the day before or right before I exercise plays a big role in how I feel afterwards too.

EVELYNIA Posts: 2,759
7/1/08 8:09 P


MSWENDI42 Posts: 3,925
7/1/08 7:28 P

I am the same way!

MARBLEHEARTD SparkPoints: (0)
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7/1/08 6:16 P

no, never!

DESTINY369 Posts: 762
7/1/08 6:12 P

always. I know some people exercise in the am but if they do it in the pm they are wide awake... not me. I exercise right before bed and sleep like a baby. If I try to exercise in the morning before work I can't stay awake!

DYCARPENTER Posts: 1,433
7/1/08 6:08 P

Sometimes the only way I can get a restful night's sleep is to work out about 60 minutes before bedtime.

HEATHERBRIE1 SparkPoints: (0)
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7/1/08 5:49 P

It kinda depends on what time I work out. Early in morning - I am enerigized - mid afternoon - want a nap!!

Go figure!!

TOTALREDO2013 Posts: 5,257
7/1/08 5:46 P

I get very energized right after the workouts. It takes about two hours to start crashing and needing sleep. I workout at 9:30pm and do sleep much better once I can get to sleep.

SERMAGRA Posts: 630
7/1/08 5:38 P

I, too, become very sleepy after I exercise. That is why I work out in the evenings/nights. After I'm done, I get ready for bed and sleep soundly.

TRACYPLAN2008 Posts: 248
7/1/08 5:29 P

I'm always tempted to nap after an especially vigorous workout! When I do lighter ones not sleepy at all!

ASIEG99 Posts: 318
7/1/08 5:10 P


KJBURDEN2003 Posts: 891
6/30/08 9:35 P

Usually if I don't have something to do right after I work out, I end up crashing and taking a nap. I thought it was just me, but I'm glad to hear I'm not the only one who this happens to!

DEEDA2008 Posts: 620
6/30/08 9:16 P

I get very tired. I usually need a nap after a workout.

SUZZYBFIT SparkPoints: (0)
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6/30/08 9:12 P

after working out I m not sleepy at all, I am pumped!

DIWEBB8383 SparkPoints: (0)
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6/30/08 9:10 P

i get up early to go to the gym before work. I do feel like i have more energy during the day but im ready for bed pretty early.

6/30/08 9:08 P

After intense cardio sometimes I just want to crash. I always sleep better on the days that I exercise.

SHEENAP712 SparkPoints: (20,833)
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6/30/08 8:36 P

I either et very sleepy, or I have so much energy I don't know what to, it was sleepy...

BACK2BILLY Posts: 144
6/30/08 8:32 P

I've been getting really sleepy and ready to take a nap about 45 minutes after my workouts. I've been doing about 30 minutes of Taebo and 30 more minutes on the treadmill after that. Does anyone else here get sleepy too?

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