Thursday, January 27, 2011
Today was a lot like yesterday except yesterday I actually did some sort of workout. Yesterday was a run day and since I won't miss out on my runs I went and I struggled through it. Unlike my usual run days I did not come home and burn another 100 to 200 kickboxing with the Kinect in fact I didn't do anything else when I got home. I figured "well I did my workout and that's what counts I'm tired and I don't want to do anymore so I'm not." However, I did feel guilty and kept thinking about it the entire day. So I went to bed early figuring I was just tired and needed a good night's rest.
Today is a non cardio day and while I usually do some in addition to my strength training I did not. I didn't want to I'm just too tired. I was in a better mood when I woke up and felt more energetic today but I've been very stressed about tomorrow's run that I just didn't do much of anything. One thing I did do is read an article here on Spark about overexercising. There were several symptoms including fatigue (been tired for days), headaches (hmm yep had one of those for a few days now), and losing interest and motivation in exercising (yeah that's why I'm writing this). One of the causes of overexercising....trying too much too soon, going from a sedentary lifestyle to working out 45 minutes per day for 6 or 7 days per week. Wow yeah that sounds like me. In fact many of you told me I was probably tired because I wasn't taking any days off. I started this on the 3 and have taken one day off completely and that was last Sunday.
I was fine until my running started suffering. I figured I could fight through fatigue and force myself to workout even if I didn't want to but not at the cost of my running. I have no problem working out everyday obviously but I'm thinking that maybe that's not what's best for me right now. I'm wondering if maybe I should go back to the original setting and just do my runs 3 times per week and not do any other cardio and just do my strength training 3 times per week. I don't know that just seems like I wouldn't actually be doing anything. I know I would still be burning more calories than I take in because I burn more than I eat just living. I would still be able to lose weight right? I don't know I'm so confused as to what I want and what I should do. I WANT to run. I WANT to lose weight. I NEED to stop being so tired, irritable, and on edge. I HAVE to be careful and not injure myself as I can't afford to go to the doctor. I HAVE to find a balance between what I want and what I need to do. I know everyone is different but how do I find what is right for me without overexercising and still be able to lose weight?