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Tuesday, October 15, 2013

So why is it at nights I believe I can do this. I can get up the next day and get my workout in nice and early. That it'll be easy, and done, and finished for the day.

But then the next morning, I'm so drained. I'm too tired to move. All I want to do is crawl back into bed.

Does this ever go away? Or do I just have to find a way to fight through it. Get moving in the mornings. Use energy to create energy.

I know right now I'm still recovering from an illness. I'm not expecting this to go away over night. But this morning I was thinking about all of this. How I'm feeling this morning is so familiar. Much more familiar than I want to admit. It's not just how I'm feeling right now - how I feel when I'm sick or recovering from being sick. It's how I feel almost every day.
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HERMIEME 10/17/2013 12:54AM

    Oh, my dear friend, I hope you are over this illness soon. I can totally relate to you. I often have trouble standing up in the shower, and have to have 2 coffees before I can even think of dealing with getting under the water. I deal with this with lots and lots of coffee, not the best thing but all I can do. Lots of medications can drag you down, and low thyroid. The tests for low thyroid are not really good at detecting it. My mom took many that said she did not have low thyroid but then found one (I think it was taking her temperature in the morning maybe, or maybe that was one that didn't work) that proved she did. Also sleep apnea. But you are doing amazing things despite this rather large impediment. Sometimes I find a peptalk on Youtube helps--Eric Thomas, who goes by ETthe hiphoppreacher as a name as well, and Anthony Robbins always have positive messages but perhaps there are some other inspirational things you like, like The Secret and The Power by Rhonda Byrne, which can also be found on YouTube, or some uplifting music, perhaps spiritual, or perhaps with a pumping beat. Anything that says "Motivational" on YouTube often boosts my energy, though there are times when nothing works. This can also be dysthymia [sic] or chronic low-grade depression. One last thing. There is an incredible energy boosting hypnosis on YouTube that you with get as the first thing if you search "Hypnosis for energy." It's the one by "nlpmagic," that works on the basis of neuro-linguistic programming (I subscribe to the channel, also good hypnosis for sleep and relaxation and confidence boosting). But it absolutely must be listened to with earphones to work. This is just what I do, the only things I know that I can share with you, but they may be far from your cup of tea. At any rate, my dear team mate, get well soon and best wishes. (And please don't think I'm too crazy for taking hypnosis emoticon , lol. Big hugs, Emmy

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DJ4HEALTH 10/17/2013 12:32AM

    That happens to me too when I am getting over something. It does take time and that it will come back and then you will be able to do like before. It is your body repairing it from the illness and now you are asking it to do more work.

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JSPIN74 10/16/2013 9:34AM

    ditto on all you say here...always been the case for me too (sick, well, younger, older, good or bad night's sleep)...I'm simply not a morning person. I really TRY to tell myself it's a choice & I can be & I'm just being difficult or something...but I know at my core I'm a night person, hence the morning drag/blah.

I think energy feeds energy & it can be powered through. That's all that can be done.


....but & still take it easy while you recover & power through harder later emoticon

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LOLABLACK69 10/16/2013 7:41AM

    For me it's the opposite! I get all motivated in the mornings, eat right, go to work, still watch what I'm eating, in free time I browse through sparkpeople.com, get all excited about the rest of the day and what will I do - then in the afternoons I become tired, I'm going home and I can't wait to take a break. I'm too tired and too lethargic to workout, and usually then I start with way too big dinner, snacks, so on and so forth...
Still trying to work that out, I have to admit, so no smart solutions from me for now - just few words of sympathy. I know how you feel, but I guess we still need to learn a lot about ourselves, and we need to keep trying!
Good luck!

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IMREITE 10/16/2013 12:19AM

    I am not a morning person. i simply never have been. i have to keep myself on a strict focused schedule in the morning so i can stay in bed longer, but still get out the door on time so i dont rush to work. i dont like rushing in the morning.

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LYNNIERN 10/15/2013 10:53PM

    I have trouble in the morning also and would love to figure out how to make it work so I could bottle the solution and make a million dollars!!

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JUSTME29 10/15/2013 10:27PM

    I'm the same way. At night, lying in bed, it's all big dreams and delusions of grandeur, then in the morning it's just hard cold reality in the light of day. I think we just have to find a way to fight through it.

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NEEDTOLOOSE1 10/15/2013 9:37PM

    I can so relate. I use to get up in the morning and go swim my laps or workout at the YMCA. Over the years I no longer can get up and do anything. I think when I started working it was harder for me to get up, because I had everything to do at home. Now that my husband is retired, I stay up too late.

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SPARKLISE 10/15/2013 8:27PM

    I'm always tired when I wake up.

I know I don't sleep well because I wake up a lot and remember lots of dreams.

Exercising in the morning is not my idea of fun, but I have been thinking of trying it to push my weight loss a bit.
But, thinking is the only thing I've been doing about it. emoticon

Give yourself time to recover from your illness than try again. emoticon

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67YKCEB 10/15/2013 5:14PM

    My 3 cents ..... 1. never been a morning person, could not work out in the morning if you paid me. But man I can go forever in the evening! You don't have to work out in the morning. When I was in my best shape I worked out an hour before I went to bed.
2. I got Mono for the first time in 2007, which is cause by EBV, which causes chickenpox and shingles. I took me months to feel myself. I got it January 29, it was July before I really felt like I could do anything.
3. Sometimes you can make morning exercise a habit, sometimes one that you look forward to, sometimes one that you dread. I would suggest to play with times. See what feels right for you. Don't go by what anybody tells you, go by your body tells you.
I do exercise in the mornings now, but my morning is 3 hours after I wake up, and I do it then cause hubby isn't home to bother me. Exercise doesn't have to be done at a certain time, it just has to be done if we want to lose weight.

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ANATASHIKI 10/15/2013 2:16PM

    be patient, think that this is the chickenpox virus. you wouldn't expect a kid to recover instantly after chickenpox, right? it will heal in time emoticon and I feel drained every morning. I only have energy at night

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GRACEOMALLEY 10/15/2013 1:48PM

    I TOTALLY comprehend. I have NEVER been a morning person. Mid-summer I'll go outside before work and pull weeds and play with the dog and mess around in my gardens. It's harder now that the mornings are dark and I get up in total darkeness. By the time it's light outside, I'm in the shower getting ready for work.

I don't know if there's a solution. Getting to bed earlier? Being sure you get adequate sleep? Get a sleep test to determine if you have sleep apnea or restless leg syndrome or something else that is negatively impacting your ability to get restfull sleep? As we get more into the winter season with short days and long hours of darkness, I'm inclined to think I have to deal with it on a seasonal basis. I'm trying to do at least 1 short (10 minute) exercise video in the morning while my coffee is brewing for this time of year. When the longer daylight returns, I can start getting outside early in the day again. The habit thing is absolutely true, though. Once you do the workouts on a regular basis for a while, you feel a real sense of loss if you can't do it for some reason. emoticon

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HOLLYM48 10/15/2013 1:43PM

    I hope you feel better soon and can find the energy to get thru this. Sometimes it is a case of just making yourself start and once you do, you know that you don't want to stop!
Good luck.

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KAT321123 10/15/2013 12:59PM

    I find that the more I get up early to exercise, the more it becomes habit and gets easier. That's not to say it's EASY -- there are a lot of days I'd rather stay in bed -- but if you don't allow yourself an option of skipping the exercise, that will help over time.

With that said, if you've been sick, it's totally okay to give yourself a break so your body can build back up!

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TINAJ15 10/15/2013 12:18PM

    I can completely relate to this. I have tried so many times to do the morning work out thing. I have such a hard time. I have even slept in my work out clothes so that it was even easier for me to get right into my workout...IN THEORY. I have many friends that say once you get in the habit, it becomes easier. I guess I have never made it long enough to become a habit! haha Good luck!

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