One thing is certain, if I’m stressed I get run down,
On top of that, not enough sleep means that training intensely is a no go for me.
I’ve trained since I was 15, and I’m 41 now,
so when I say I’ve experienced over training,
believe me it comes in all shapes and sizes.
I’ve had several bouts of depression, headaches that went on for days,
loss of balance and so called male pattern hair loss, not that I’m worried about that one though,
losing my hair saved me shit loads of money at the barbers plus I’ve got a good snapped head 🙂
Anyway, how does this relate to you?
What I’m trying to demonstrate here is,
If you don’t manage your sleep and rest, your own individual expression of stress and dis-ease will come about pretty rapidly, dependant of course on so may variables such as adaptive reserve.
What the hell is adaptive reserve?
Think of adaptive reserve as a bucket of water.
Add some holes (stressors) and the water starts to leak out.
Now of course if you don’t top it up then you will end up empty fast.
Rest and recuperation is mending those holes.
Hydrating yourself and eating nutritious food is filling that bucket up.
So next time you take a bite into that baguette, question yourself…
Is this really food?
Enjoy what you eat and have a little of what you like.