So yesterday I think I managed to work out too much, given my usual level of activity. I went rock climbing with a friend but I only went up once so I felt like I needed to do more. So I did the dumbbell workout I’d planned on and 10 mins of core because my core is a mess. I worked out 6 days this week, alternating running with HIIT.
Today is my recovery day thank god but I woke up at 3:30am and couldn’t sleep for 2 hours because of muscle soreness, even though I doubled up ibuprofen and Tylenol. I finally realized I was hungry so I ate something and finally fell back asleep around 5:30. Then when I woke up again for the day, I’ve just felt like a wreck. I feel like I’m moving through molasses and I know in need more calories but my appetite is also kind of non-existent.
Any suggestions?? Going this hard was not actually part of my overall goals. I want to be able to sustain a healthy level of exercise. How do you know when you’ve done too much? How can I best recover today? I’ll take any advice. Thanks so much everyone