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I Need Advice!!!

Monday, September 17, 2012

I woke up this morning feeling super energized - surprising considering the really long weekend I had with lots of late nights (not something I make a habit of at all)! By the end of the day my long nights had caught up to me and I was feeling very run down. Even to the point where I could have laid my head on my desk and taken a nap right there. I get like that a lot during the week, usually later in the week though. When I'm this tired I tend to get slight headaches and even feel a bit feverish, though I don't actually run a fever.

Does anyone out there ever feel like this too? If so, do you push through it and work out or do you skip your work out and get some rest?

I skipped the work out today to come home and relax a bit. But, I'm afraid to make a habit of this b/c I feel this way so frequently. I don't want to start skipping several workouts, especially b/c I'm so pressed for time to fit them in. I get nervous that if I push myself too much I will end up with that fever and end up running myself down and getting sick. So, I'm kind of torn on what to do. I know that more exercise will increase my alertness throughout the day too.

HELP!!! What do you guys think?!?
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    I find going outside for exercise sometimes early in the morning if you have to leave home for the day and getting fresh air and sun helpful. Besides that try not to oversleep or undersleep. If you're not yet sure you are sleeping the optimum number of hours and minutes a day, try keeping a sleep log for a few weeks and juggle it until you get it just right. I recently conquered my bad problem with lack of interest in my life and motivation causing me to sleep in most mornings as I had no place to go in the morning to get out of bed with an audio program about being an early riser but really all I had to do was set my alarm then drink a bottle of water then after that put my feet on the ground saying I will have a great day as something wonderful will happen to me today and that did the trick for fixing my sleep problem.

    For exercise try to follow great time management during the week to find the time. Several books are great on that. Two I like are both called Time Power one by Charles Hobbs and one by Brian Tracy. Following the tips in both books should create about two hours of time a day if you cut down on the TV as well.

    I have started a new Spark team called Time Management and Organization Productivity Fans. You can find it if you query under time management. It's about getting your act together and getting lots done. You are welcome to join.

    2009 days ago
    Yes, this happens to me sometimes too. Try taking a break during the day to walk for a few minutes and maybe cut back on starchy carbs. Those make me very tired.
    2010 days ago
    Thanks for all of the tips! I'll definitely try to push through and try to do at least something little.

    I didn't even think about my sugar levels - but that would make total sense. The end of my work day is dismissal for the kids around 2:55-3:15 and it hits me the same time every single day, which is 3 hours after lunch! I'll try that out tomorrow and see how it goes. Thanks!!!
    2010 days ago
  • KRYS210
    Maybe your sugar levels are spiking so you may want to think about having a piece of fruit or a handful of nuts somewhere in between your meals?
    2010 days ago
    Usually I just do more of a pleasure walk for my exercise on days I am really tired. IE the 60 minutes of cardio I usually do, but as slow as I want to go, be it outside or on the treadmill. WE do all need those slower days. But get some sleep tonight!
    2010 days ago
    I definitely know what you are going through. I have the same problem and I push through it the best that I can, but sometimes I do take a day off.
    I try to focus on getting in 10 minutes of cardio everyday and putting in more (like at least 30 minutes) 2 to 3 days a week. I also try to do light weights a few times a week.
    When I do need to take a day off I try to do something totally frivolous and distracting like taking a bath or readying a book to help me decompress.

    I hope that helps!

    2010 days ago
    I know what you mean. I sometimes have to really push to do a work out after a long day or when I am stressed out. But almost every time I have felt so much better when I am done that I wonder why I didn't want to in the first place! LOL So, I say push through but do something fun like dance to music or go for a long walk and will be relaxing.

    You are doing great! Keep up the good work. I think Spark is awesome!!!!
    2010 days ago
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