🤔 Are YOU overtraining and don't even realize it?
Updated: Sep 20, 2020
So, you've been working from & staying home since March. You're scrolling through social more than normal and your #athomeworkouts increased. Oops.
I get it. You follow multiple inspiring fitness accounts that are posting great workouts. Others are sharing #workoutchallenges while you crave community + connection! That creepy crawly FOMO feeling is slithering in. You want to try your saved workouts, do the challenges, and create your own workouts to share.
My question to you:
- Are you participating because physically you seem healthy enough?
- Are you more active to maintain your mental health status quo?
- Is it actually too much on your body?
I'll tell you that ^^^ THIS is part of my quarantine story. I LOVE physical activity and challenges. I follow fantastic fit females and general fitness accounts that share fun-looking workout videos. I wanted to participate! I wanted to try them not for competition, but because I love moving my body.
Anddddd.....I did all of the workouts. Then I started exercising with friends via FaceTime. I was so tired between studying for my CPT, working from home, and fitting in 20 min workouts with friends. I was doing a Bulgarian split squat with poor form and WHAM! Hello overtraining injury! UGH!! Some other signs of overtraining can be:
Thankfully the pain now wasn't worse and now, 3 months later, I'm back to normal workouts (with a lesson learned though). Patience to recover and allow myself to heal was KILLER on me mentally. I filled in the time with podcasts, studying effective warmups, and the order in which a workout should be performed.
Also, get this: I actually binged a show! (Marvelous Mrs. Maisel anyone?) Time off and rehabbing wasn't easy for me, but I don't want to push myself. Taking a step back was the healthier choice.
If you can relate, tell me below in the comments!
I wish you rest and wellness,
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