Working out leaving me EXHAUSTES.

posted 3 years ago in Fitness
Post # 2
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: December 2015

It sounds like you may be over doing it. Even when I’ve been in really good shape, I can’t do two a days on a regular basis. I’d cut down to working out four times a week (once a day), and see how you do. You may also want to make sure you are eating enough, because that will make you tired also. 

Post # 3
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2015

It does sound like you might be overdoing it. Also remember that your body makes adaptions to become fitter while you’re resting. I’d say if you do want to exercise a lot its best to build up to it slower. The fitter you get the more you’ll be able to do before hitting exhaustion. 

Post # 4
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Bumble bee

This reminds me of when I first started my job after being a student. I went from 8 hours lectures a week to 8 hours working a day. The change in routine hit me hard and for about a month I was falling asleep at 8pm! But I adapted and eventually got back to normal sleeping patterns and felt normal again.

I suspect the same can be said for adding exercise into your life. It’s probably just that you aren’t used to it yet. I would give it longer and you will probably find the tiredness subsides.  I do a similar number of workouts a week and have more energy than people I know who do nothing, so it isn’t something you will have to put up with forever.

By the way, the workouts you’re doing sound fab. And I’m glad you have already realised that it isn’t just about being thin. It took me years at the gym obsessing over getting thinner to realise this. And ironically when I did finally start focussing more on workouts to gain strength and stamina, I naturally ended up getting thinner anyway!

Post # 5
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2017

I would cut down on the exercise, this doesn’t sound sustainable and I would be exhausted too! Maybe aim for 3x per week, and never more than once per day? If losing weight is your main goal I would focus a lot more on your diet than on exercise. Myfitnesspal.com is a fantastic place to start (it really helped me lose weight and keep it off!)

Post # 8
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2017

msweddingbee :  Those all sound like great motivators 🙂 and I definitely think you’re on the right track, maybe just a little too ambitious! Give yourself time to rest and repair between workout sessions and it will feel a lot more sustainable (and reduce your risk of injury).  

Post # 9
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: January 2016

Maybe it’s the type of workouts you are doing?  HIIT workouts are exhausting for me!  I know they are great to do and over time it’ll prob get easier, but maybe try something else.  I go to the gym 3-4 times a week and do 10-15 min of cardio and the rest lifting weights and weight machines and I feel great and have had great results so far.

Post # 10
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: City, State

Like others just said, you could be over doing it. Especially if your body isn’t used to that much movement! Cutting it down to one class a day, maybe 3 or 4 times a week may be better. Another good idea would be to see a doctor to get your vitamin levels checked. Low vitamin D, vitamin B and iron can contribute to lack of energy too.

Post # 11
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

Are you eating enough? The types of workouts you’re doing are definitely taxing on the body, so you need to make sure you’re fueling your body before and after! It makes a huge difference and will help build your endurance and strengthen your muscles. 

Post # 12
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2018

I’m all for working out every day, I do it, but maybe not twice a day! Make sure you’re drinking A LOT of water, like a lot a lot. Especially for how hard you’re working out. Dehydration can make you feel super crappy and exhausted, plus it’s dangerous. Also, make sure you’re taking in enough protein. Maybe start taking a multivitamin if you aren’t already. I do admire your ambition though, you go girl! With a few tweaks here and there to your routine I’m sure you’ll be feeling better 🙂

Post # 13
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2015

An an athlete, I think you’re overdoing it. It’s not that you’re doing too much, but you’re doing too much of the same thing: high impact cardio with a touch of strength training. Those workouts are designed to wipe you out. That’s why sports like indoor soccer and hockey have a 3 minute off and 3 minute on approach. You need respite.

I think you should drop a class and replace it with a 45 minute SLOW jog with basic stretches. I just think you need an exercise to balance out all of that high impact. If you’re willing to learn, something like Tai Chi would also be great.

Post # 14
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: May 2016

Are you eating enough and drinking enough water? You also need to be focusing on recovery!!

Post # 15
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

I think it may be too much working out and not enough time for recovery too.  I think I’m about the same stats and fitness level as you (5’4 130, pretty low endurance and strength .. .haha no offense just your words 🙂 ) and I started out with the P90x workout plan 4 weeks ago and kept to it, 6x a week with a rest day and haven’t been feeling crazy exhasted.  I think the plan helped in that it focused on a particular muscle group for training each day and then let it rest.  Maybe an overall workout plan may be helpful too so that you’r’e not exhausting the same muscle groups day after day with the same type of work out?  After about 2 weeks of p90x, I started adding in runs 2-3x a week after the work out too to burn more calories and found that the strength training so far has definitely helped out with endurance during running too.

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