Exercise...too much of a good thing?
Friday, August 14, 2009
I am starting to wonder if I am taking something that is naturally a good thing and turning it into a bad thing. It has been almost 2 years since I went down this path of over exercising and her I sit seeing it happening all over again.
I have noticed a lot of posts about how do you find the time, how do you make it a priority, etc....I wish I had that problem, but for me it is the opposite I give up everything else to ensure I get at least 1 visit to the club a day. If I didn't have my boyfriend I am scared to think how much more I would workout. Luckily I have him in my life and enjoy spending time with him, so I try to do all my workouts during my lunch hour or in the evenings when I know he will be gone because I do want to spend time with him as much as possible, however with hunting just around the corner he will be gone a lot and I will be left with the freedom to exercise all the time....will I be able to do it in moderation?
I am also currently experiencing shoulder problems again from over use and even though it hurts 90% of the time, there I am in the weight room lifting weights or doing modified cardio to avoid any swinging motion of the arm. I am going again Monday to the doctor hoping they can just fix the problem (3 opinion in 6 months), but I know they will just tell me the same thing...REST REST REST.
How can I afford to take off anytime from working out when I can't even lose weight with what I am doing now? I mean if I am barley maintaining now by working out intensely 6 days a week; plus nightly classes and eating the recommended 1300-1700 calories a day, what will happen if I stop....won't I gain a considerable amount of weight?
How do I start to enjoy exercise and not feel like it is a life sentence?