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operation love: crash and burnout

Friday, August 10, 2012

I have been rocking August HARD. I'm doing 30 day shred, pretty much every day. Last saturday I did an 8 mile hike instead and sundays I do yoga to give my body a rest. I was feeling fantastic since August 1st. Rocking my workouts, eating great (I did have chinese on the day I did the 8 mile hike BUT I didn't eat as much as I would have in the past. I didn't feel full to the point of sick after so that was great. I went right back to healthy eating the next day. I was kicking butt at my workouts and feeling smaller, happier and energetic.

Suddenly yesterday I crashed. I put on 30 day shred and barely got through it. My arms felt like jello, my legs felt like lead, it was awful. Then I had the worst carb cravings i have ever had. I would have eaten anything. I ended up eating a mini bagel and two ounces of pretzels AFTER I was already done eating for the day. Then I slept terribley, couldn't fall asleep, woke up every half hour or so once I finally got to sleep. I do have occasional insominia but it is rare, i normally sleep VERY well. Today I felt like i was walking through a fog all day, my body felt slow and achey, my brain was on slow mo. Then I ate three pieces of pizza for dinner. I don't know what happened, it's like I just crashed but it's only been ten days so I don't understand!

I'm going to do a little yoga tonight and try not to eat anything else. Hopefully I feel better tomorrow.
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    Does sound like a case of over training....I've done it many times myself.

    Take a rest day emoticon

    Even if it's only been 10 days, if doing a lot of high intensity exercise (shred) and/or volume, it can catch up quickly. I know for awhile there I was so frustrated cause it always seemed like I was getting sick, tired all day, but restless at night and had to learn how to dial it down or work in waves.
    1532 days ago
    hope you feel better! maybe need a rest day? or some natural sugars?
    1535 days ago
  • *MADHU*
    1535 days ago
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