Why Is Exercising Making Me Feel So Exhausted?


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So I love when I am active and healthy and I am making sure that I workout every single morning, no excuses. It has brought back my confidence in myself, it has made me feel, overall, healthier. At times I can feel that it is increasing my energy again because my energy levels were almost non-existent. 

But I will admit that lately, while my energy level seems to be increased directly after my workout, once the day sets in and I’ve showered and dressed and I am ready to start my writing for the day then the tiredness settles in. I get sleepy and exhausted after I’ve done an hour, sometimes an hour and a half of cardio and another half hour to an hour of strength training, and all I want to do is sleep and recharge. 

I have to find some type of vitamin or something that is going to help me balance this out because I hate feeling so good from my workout one minute and then turn around and feel so exhausted and unable to do my work for most of the rest of the day. I didn’t think that exercise was supposed to make you inactive for the rest of the day, which is how I feel it is making me in some ways. 

Don’t get me wrong, I love exercising and feeling like I’m in shape, or at least like I am getting in shape, and I love that I feel better in general health wise. I love my morning workouts and without them the rest of my day wouldn’t go right. But I don’t love that this extra energy that is present directly after my workout is finished doesn’t carry over into the rest of my day and it is very frustrating. But like everything else I will get through it and I will find a balance or a solution and perhaps the right vitamin. So that’s my rant for today. Hope your journey is going well! 


Jimmetta Carpenter

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2 thoughts on “Why Is Exercising Making Me Feel So Exhausted?

  1. I’ve felt what you feel before and it could be any number of things. Making sure you are getting enough food in to balance the amount of exertion you are doing is key. Also, you may want to check if you are possibly anemic. Good luck!

  2. Cynthia Dixon

    Congrats on the daily exercising! I’m still in the trying to talk myself into it phase. Hopefully it will get easier and you will stop feeling so drained. Just hang in there!

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