I found this article and had a major aha moment!!
After I had baby #2 I was driven to get back in shape quickly and do the things I did before fast! But, my body wasn’t ready. Looking back it breaks my heart that I trained so hard. It impacted me negatively. The doctor even told me to slow down and do low impact exercises for 6 weeks when Isabelle was 3 months old. This breaks my heart thinking about it. This was all before I started coaching and before I knew any better.
Coaching and helping people with their health and fitness goals has been so healing in so many ways because it freed me from a lot of wrong thinking. I used to think I had to train for long periods of time. I didn’t pair my workouts with a meal plan (this is key!!) 80% of our results is nutrition and only 20% is working out! Training hard wore me out mentally and physically when my body just needed rest at the time (taking care of an infant (and nursing) and taking care of a 2 year old is hard work!!)
Now, I pay more attention to my nutrition and only workout 30-45 minutes a day. Effective workouts and solid nutrition, that’s it!
These are the signs of over training:
– Mild to moderate lingering muscle soreness, general aches and pains
– Drop in performance & drop in desire to perform
– Anxiousness, sleeplessness
– Elevated resting heart rate
– Feeling like everyday tasks (grocery shopping, prepping the kids dinners, etc.) feel like huge feats
– I’m not sure about elevated resting heart rate (I have no idea) but every other symptom I had. Just wanted to share a little about my past.
There is freedom in following your nutrition and simple yet effective 30 minute workouts! 🙂
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I have a heart for you momma! Hang in there! You’re doing a great job!