If there were a Top 5 Favorite Daily Activities, intense exercise would be at the top. Just as important as healthy eating, plenty of water, and body shaking laughter, finding the time for vigorous physical activity is vital to feeling balanced and energized for the rest of the day. Although my enthusiasm for fitness has not waned, recently my body’s gusto seemingly has.
The 3 culprits usually to blame when fitness fatigue sets in are:
- Lack of Sleep
- Poor Diet
Since none of the usual suspects mentioned above are to blame, why is my body slogging through my workouts?
Overexertion: I have a tendency to ‘go big or go home’ when it comes to exercise. It feels great to sweat it out and leave it all on the floor, but pushing myself to such physical extreme’s, repeatedly day after day, has resulted in serious burn out. Instead of cramming it all in to the point of fatigue, it’s time to implement moderation. It’s great to run, cycle, circuit train, weight lift, and practice yoga…..just not all on the same day. It’s time to exercise effectively, not exhaustively.
If you’re pushing yourself to the physical edge, it’s only a matter of time before your body revolts. Intense, vigorous exercise is a healthy part of any workout routine; so is balance and moderation. Don’t push too hard too frequently; give your body a chance to rest and recover in order to get the most effective results from each and every sweat session.