Burned out of the gym

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    Dec 15, 2010 4:46 PM GMT
    Has anyone ever taken a month off from the gym? I usually will take off a week just to give my body a break, but this time, for the first time I truly am burned out. I am so sick of it right now, I have no desire. Does anyone else feel this way sometimes.
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    Dec 15, 2010 5:07 PM GMT
    KaliforniaCool saidHas anyone ever taken a month off from the gym? I usually will take off a week just to give my body a break, but this time, for the first time I truly am burned out. I am so sick of it right now, I have no desire. Does anyone else feel this way sometimes.


    Are you depressed otherwise or are you only "sick of it" and "no desire" for the gym? Occasionally taking a week or so off when burnt out can be very beneficial, but a month sounds extreme. Check yourself out- look at pictures of really hott guys (the kind that would normally inspire you to improve yourself) and see what happens.
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    Dec 15, 2010 5:51 PM GMT
    if you are burnt out then stop til the New Year. Try and do some sort of exercise 3 times a week (walking, cycling, etc), but don´t worry about any of the normal stuff. Just keep active. Rest, eat well (if you do this and don´t eat badly over teh holidays you won´t really change your body by taking a rest).

    People get obsessive, and the body is muhc more resilient than are minds, sometimes.
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    Dec 15, 2010 5:52 PM GMT
    KaliforniaCool saidHas anyone ever taken a month off from the gym? I usually will take off a week just to give my body a break, but this time, for the first time I truly am burned out. I am so sick of it right now, I have no desire. Does anyone else feel this way sometimes.


    Take a two week break, Little Buddy. Go party. When you're done, hit the gym.
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    Dec 15, 2010 6:54 PM GMT
    Because of work stress and other stuff I had to take a month off...However I'm itching to get back. right now I'm actually going to do some home work outs just to get ready to hit back into routine.
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    Dec 16, 2010 7:41 AM GMT
    I have this thing where if I stop working out my body feels like crap. I would take a day or two off but nothing beyond that.
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    Dec 16, 2010 8:11 AM GMT
    AvadaKedavra saidI have this thing where if I stop working out my body feels like crap. I would take a day or two off but nothing beyond that.


    ..feels or looks?
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    Dec 16, 2010 8:15 AM GMT
    Yep, I get like that every now and then. That's when I take the chance to mix it up and do things I don't normally do - go to the pool and do laps, go on hikes, maybe do some yoga classes or things like that.
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    Dec 16, 2010 8:17 AM GMT
    Sometimes your body is talking to you, listen to it. If your heart and mind and body are not one and into doing the workout, it is usually half assed and of no benefit.

    When i went thru a bad depression, i took a year away from the equipment and got back into it using less weight and a revised routine which helped. Guilt always accompanies changing or quiting something but do what you feel you have to. I just took a month off due to so many changes going on in my life right now and no way was I ready or able to hit my gym.

    But, as has already been posted, find something else to substitute. I take my dog for two long brisk walks everyday and that keeps up the cardio side of things......Keithicon_cool.gif
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    Dec 16, 2010 9:09 AM GMT
    I've taken a week off of weight lifting, because m friend/trainer. I just did more intense cardio though. I hated it. icon_lol.gif