Overtraining?

So I am not sure if i am overtraining or not. But the thought crossed my mind like an epiphony this morning. Maybe THAT is why im in such a bad mood the past few days. So i looked up the symptoms:

Washed-out feeling, tired, drained, lack of energy –CHECK
Mild leg soreness, general aches and pains –CHECK
Pain in muscles and joints
Sudden drop in performance
Insomnia –It comes and goes but not really i guess….
Headaches
Decreased immunity (increased number of colds, and sore throats)
Decrease in training capacity / intensity
Moodiness and irritability check!!!!
Depression check!!!(not depressed but ive been sad/annoyed)
Loss of enthusiasm for the sport check!!!
Decreased appetite last week i had no appetitie…this week i have a HUGE appetitite….
Increased incidence of injuries. not yet…..hopefully not at alll
A compulsive need to exercise ive always had this…..lol

So overall, i am not sure if i am overtraining…i have some of the symptoms, but who knows. I am stressed on top of it so i think it is a combination of stress, lack of TOM(where the f*&^ are you buddy?), and overtraining.

Anyone overtrained before? I have done it before but wasn’t really as aware until after i had recovered from it so i don’t really remember the symptoms exactly…..i don’t know..maybe i will try to take it easy the next few days.

All i know is that i want a grapefruit right now so i am goign to the store to buy one. Haha don’t judge…at least its not a donut!!!

One comment

  1. Reese says:

    Honestly I think we are in the same boat (you work out longer hours but you get the point). After my crab fest yesterday I thought about it and I have worked out for 8 days in a row!! Some days harder than others, but I could hardly swing the bat last night when the hubbie and I were playing softball.

    I have heard of bodybuilders/athletes taking a FULL week of working out (and not just the gym, from the hiking, rock climbing, etc.). As long as you are really careful about what goes into your mouth it should do wonders for your body and mental health. Just a thought…maybe research the idea a little 🙂

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