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.
It’s not always easy, but it is always necessary.
Here’s how to spot the signs that you’re overtraining
During the workout, you feel great. Two hours after that workout? You crash. You need a cup of coffee, a nap, or a loooong 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 to your first cup of joe. You don’t have the same energy or motivation as before.
Sleep issues 💤
Waking up in the middle of the night, not staying asleep, not falling asleep, waking up hungry because of low blood sugar, etc.
Craving carbs and sugar🍞
Constantly wanting the sweet stuff (gimme ALL the cookies).
Headaches can be a sign of doing too much and are related to dehydration, electrolyte loss, etc.
Weight gain ⚖️
This happened to me during my Orangetheory experience! I gained weight quickly, mostly in my belly, hip, and butt area, 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 those resonate with you, it could be time to adjust your workouts.
If you’re questioning if you are overtraining and overdoing it, check out my fitness programs!
They were inspired by my journey with overtraining. The workouts in my programs are very straightforward. They’re not super long. All you need is a set of dumbbells. ✨
They can help you achieve results without exercising a million hours a week and stressing your body!