How to spot the signs of overtraining…
After literal decades (!!) of overtraining, I’ve learned a thing or two about how to cut back on fitness when you love it so much.
During the workout you feel great. Two hours after that workout? You crash. You need a cup of coffee, a nap, or a long sit on the couch. Motivation plummets. Brain fog sets in.
Getting out of bed is a chore 🛌
Getting out of bed in the morning feels awful. You hit snooze a million times and struggle until your first cup of joe. You don’t have the same energy or motivation as before.
Sleep problems 💤
Waking up in the middle of the night, not staying asleep, not falling asleep, waking up hungry due to low blood sugar, etc.
Craving carbohydrates and sugar🍞
Wants the sweet stuff all the time (gives ALL the cookies).
Headaches can be a sign that you are doing too much and are related to dehydration, electrolyte loss, etc.
This happened to me during my Orangetheory experience! I quickly gained weight, mostly in my stomach, hip and butt, which is very hormonal.
PMS/hormonal imbalances 🤦♀️
Extreme PMS, irregular cycles, hair loss, you name it.
Overuse injuries 🤕
Think hip injuries, knee injuries, etc
If any of these resonate with you, it may be time to adjust your workouts.
If you’re questioning whether you’re overtraining and overdoing it, check out my fitness programs!
They were inspired by my journey with ear training. The workouts in my programs are very simple. They’re not super long. All you need is a set of dumbbells. ✨
They can help you achieve results without training a million hours a week and stressing your body!