01-15-2007, 08:40 AM
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Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: The Big D, Texas
I have made a new years resolution to myself to be more active, which isn't that hard for me to do but...i have been finding that i do not feel energized anymore. I get up in the AM to go to the gym before work and i find that i am exhausted and can't get through my workout without feeling unmotivated and tired. I have also been sick for the past week and a half with a bad cold and a respiratory virus that has me coughing like crazy, which could explain why i feel tired during my workout.
I am starting right now with the goal of being in excellent shape by the summer to start speed rollerblading (something i have wanted to do for a long time) and i find that the winter cold is really taking its toll on me as well. I was planning on going snowshoeing and skiing this year but it is about -43 degrees celcius where i live (seriously, within one minute any exposed skin can freeze, so i opt to stay out of it) and my winter fitness plans now have to wait for when it gets warmer.
Does anyone have any advice for added energy and ways to feel less fatigued during my workout? I have been getting around 7-8 hours of sleep at night (most nights) and i am eating 5-6 small meals a day that are high in protien and fiber as well.