I relax if I'm sick, but I still have to work out every morning. For me, there's no such thing as "too much exercise." I shoot for three times a day and if people tell me they think that's excessive I ask whether they think eating three times a day is too much. It shuts them up.
it's a good article but kind of hard for me to read. a lot of these signs could also mean you aren't exercising enough (trouble sleeping, low energy). it's such a delicate balance! i live by the mantra "more is more" when i comes to exercising and harldy give myself a reason or excuse to miss out on exercise, maybe this article is trying to tell me something:) i have had really sore hamstrings since i last did strength training and i think that was 4 days ago. it's hard to understand though because when i used to work out with a trainer, he told me cardio was the best thing for sore muscles and to not skip a day after weight lifting. i def don't want to get injured though as if i couldn't work out, i'm pretty sure i'd get very depressed. good things to think about and pay attention to, i guess.
Awesome advice! Lately I haven't felt as motivated to follow a strict training plan and feared it was burnout. Even though I pushed through that, I have noticed that I don't sleep as well at night which has never been a problem for me. Now I think I'll switch my aerobics DVD for some stationary bike time and extra dog walks... I feel motivated to keep some momentum rather than give up completely! Thanks, Sparkpeople for the encouragement!
11/27/2012 7:03:08 AM
How timely this article is. I've been sick with some kind of cold for at least 75% of the time since September. I play squash pretty hard 4-5 times a week. I used to do more things in between such as weights or running, but I've been too tired, so I've just held off so I have enough energy for my next game. After playing, I'm exhausted and unfortunately, sometimes short with my kids. I finally went to the doctor yesterday and he gave me blood work and suggested taking a 1-2 week break from squash. As much as that kills me to do (I'm very competitive), I'm sure in the long run it'll improve my game, mood and help my immunity!
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