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Significantly Better Day

Friday, January 25, 2013

Well, I am in a much better mood today. I do not feel like crying anymore at least. I really didn't exercise much today. I only did 4 miles (about an hour) of walking/jogging and a SP video. I think I need to relax a little on the exercise. I think I may be over training and getting a little burnt out. I have been doing between 2 and 3 hours a day for about 2 months now. I have read he articles here about over training and I have a lot of the "symptoms". I have had trouble going and falling asleep which at the beginning of my journey was the exact opposite. I have been sore pretty much constantly for weeks. I have lost my energy. I haven't had my excitement for going to the gym (well, that could be that I really don't like the Carson gym very much). I have not taken ONE day off of SOME kind of exercise since August 16th.

I am going home tomorrow. I miss my dog. I miss my bed. I miss my clean well functioning gyms. Please do NOT get me wrong, I adore spending time with my friends, but it will be nice to get back into my regular schedule.

I hope you all have a great weekend.

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
PUNKADOO 1/27/2013 12:06AM

    I agree that you are over training. Wow! When I backed off a little, the weight started coming off again. I suppose it's the exercise equivalent of starvation mode.

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L1ZB3TH354 1/26/2013 7:22PM

    Hi Dolphin, so sorry you are feeling bad. You definitely need to re-think your exercise schedule. 2-3 hours of exercise is really to much. You need to take at least 1-2 days do recovery. Or you burn out or get injured. Your body needs to rest and repair itself. I think you got addicted to exercise, but now your body is letting you know that it is time to slow down. You look amazing, you have done an amazing job. You are AMAZING! Take care, rest and feel better!

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TENGELS82 1/25/2013 11:12PM

    You DEFINITELY need to give yourself a break. Working out that much is crazy. You should be giving yourself a rest day once a week. Two to three hours workouts is way overboard. You should start trying to gear yourself toward a more realistic routine. An hour to an hour and a half a day, 6 days a week is more than enough!! Hopefully if you cut back a bit, then some of your over-training symptoms will subside.

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