I started getting serious about following a healthier diet and working out more consistently starting at the end of February. I've been going strong ever since, working out usually 5-6 times a week, about one hour sessions each. I hadn't had any problems, but all of a sudden this week I'm struggling through workouts pretty badly, even having to take breaks, which I hadn't been having to do. I feel like my body is just shutting down all of a sudden. I took a couple rest days, but that did not seem to do anything to alleviate the situation. I can't bring myself to take a week or some other extended amount of time off from working out. I've increased my protein intake and really have tried to increase fruit and vegetable and water intake the last few days to assist my body in recovery, but still no improvement. I haven't changed my workout length, intensity, or frequency, so I can't logically figure out why this is happening now after following this routine for over four months.
Any suggestions? Has this happened to anyone else?
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