Burnout

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    Jan 21, 2012 2:06 AM GMT
    How do you guys deal with it? Work-related and exercise-related, I think I'm experiencing both at the moment.

    I picked up some more hours at my job and work pretty much full-time now, and this is money that I desperately need. However, with picking up these hours, I've gone from loving my job to loathing it in only about a month's time. I had today off and couldn't even enjoy it because I'm already dreading working tomorrow. Some weeks I don't even get a full day off, some weeks only one, occasionally two and they are never consecutive. Realistically it's probably going to be six months minimum before I can start exploring other options.

    As far as working out, I took almost a full week off about 3 weeks ago because I was feeling burned out. I was good for about 2 weeks after that, but I'm back where I was again, and losing motivation. I think a lot of it has to do with the burnout from my job, and if that wasn't so bad I don't think this would be either. However, I don't think cutting back on the workouts would help the burnout from my job, so it doesn't work both ways.

    It probably doesn't help that the weather lately has been nothing but rain, rain, and more rain. It's pretty depressing.

    Any thoughts?
  • Link27

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    Jan 21, 2012 2:29 AM GMT
    I'm actually dealing with something similar. My main goal when joining the gym a couple of years ago was to loose weight - which I did - but only lost half of what I wanted to. Over the past 4 months, I haven't worked out nearly as much as I did - and I think it's due to work. When I do go to the gym, my energy level and strength just isn't the same - I can only say it's either because or work, or the fact that I am so bored of my routine.

    I've always worked full time, but decided to work overtime since it's readily available and have been doing so for the past year. It's finally catching up to me and I am also burt out. I'm exhausted most nights, and have lost my gym motivation. I also know what you mean about the weather - it's freezing right now which doesn't help.

    I'm thinking of taking some time off from the gym (membership expires soon) and then maybe in a few weeks try again.
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    Jan 21, 2012 3:42 AM GMT
    Take a week off. One or the other. Really, when I slack off on work, I spend the time working out. Or doing farm work, which is basically the same.

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    Jan 21, 2012 3:43 AM GMT
    Alcohol... and internet porn.
  • LJay

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    Jan 21, 2012 3:49 AM GMT
    Welcome to the world, guys.

    Working full time burns everybody out, especially when you get to the stage where it feels like you are on a treadmill and realize thatif you step off of it, your world will die. Gotta make a living...

    Nothing stays new. Even sdticking with exercise is a real job. sometimes you re-evaluate your goals. Sometimes you just keep on plugging.
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    Jan 21, 2012 4:22 AM GMT
    LJay saidWelcome to the world, guys.

    Working full time burns everybody out, especially when you get to the stage where it feels like you are on a treadmill and realize thatif you step off of it, your world will die. Gotta make a living...

    Nothing stays new. Even sdticking with exercise is a real job. sometimes you re-evaluate your goals. Sometimes you just keep on plugging.


    It's wonderful that as humans, we have created this society for ourselves that we're expected to spend that much time working just to survive and provide, when it actually decreases our quality of life. But yeah, you gotta do what you gotta do.
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    Jan 21, 2012 4:31 AM GMT
    Diet can seriously help you with this. Or make it worse.
    Alkaline foods = plants. This will help
    Acidic foods = animal products. The exact opposite
    Eat more greens! Sounds so cliche but it's the truth. Nutritional stress makes up about 70% of total stress levels.

    Peruvian Maca Root can help lower cortisol levels, replenish adrenal glands, increase sex drive and help with muscle gains (it's loaded with plant sterols)

    Working out creates more stress on your body (complimentary yes, but still stress) so take some time off till you figure out your work situation. Find a new job, you have to be happy at what you do babe.
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    Jan 21, 2012 5:35 AM GMT
    vegemike saidDiet can seriously help you with this. Or make it worse.
    Alkaline foods = plants. This will help
    Acidic foods = animal products. The exact opposite
    Eat more greens! Sounds so cliche but it's the truth. Nutritional stress makes up about 70% of total stress levels.

    Peruvian Maca Root can help lower cortisol levels, replenish adrenal glands, increase sex drive and help with muscle gains (it's loaded with plant sterols)

    Working out creates more stress on your body (complimentary yes, but still stress) so take some time off till you figure out your work situation. Find a new job, you have to be happy at what you do babe.


    Thanks, I will have to look into this. I've tried out some supplements before without noticing any significant effects, but I'd be willing to give it a shot. I'm going to remedy the work situation as soon as I can, I'm working on getting a personal training certification and that should expand my options a little.