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Old 06-30-2013, 08:55 AM   #8
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Hello, TomGurl

Fatigue or feeling personally drained can be caused from a variety of personal

1.Your dietary contents:

Calories, macros, micros, and whether you are getting hydrated during the day. This would point to whether your getting enough calories to support your activities (or too much), and whether macros/micros are adequate within the calories consumed, and in some cases, the timing of these meals (insulin response, blood sugar rise and fall, etc). Do you drink alcohol? If so how much and how many times per week?

2. Your Training:

Volume during the week and rest days to allow for recuperation and repair. If you are not allowing enough time to recuperate and/or your calories (macros), are not supporting your activities, can cause fatigue and a draining feeling (for example). Too much sleep and not enough sleep can cause fatigue/drain. Work on trying to find the sweet spot dependent on your activity level, and vary your sleep patterns and see what works.

3. Your Job:

Bringing in 1 and 2 and enjoin it with your job. Is your job (if employed) physically taxing or both physically and mentally taxing?

4. Your period:

Hormonal shifts in declining an increasing hormones can cause various personal issues, and when you factor in the variables in 1, 2, or 3, can cause complexity in learning the answer.

5. Home environmental variables that provide stress related responses

6. If things check out (and you are modifying variables in 1, 2, 3, 4 to see what response you get back tweaking them), see a doctor to be sure there's not a health issue cause. However, even when all of these check out and you begin to change things up to improve your drainage disposition, the body is just flat: "A Lazy @ss", and is lazy for no apparent rhyme or reason. You see its my belief that on a daily basis there are two persons we deal with inside: Our mental state and thinking, and the way our bodies feel--that affect our way of thinking and mental state. For example, mentally you feel great! But, the body has other agendas and feels miserable and lazy. Sometimes, mentally when you "know" things are right, you just have "kick its @ss" for its own good, as its up to the task more often than not, though it thinks its not. This happens and is very common, and is one we all have to deal with.

But take a look at the things I listed and see what you can do to either improve them, remove them, modify them, or lower them in certain instances. Can you be more forthcoming on your training, job, diet, and activites? This way we may be able to pinpoint certain things and make more concise suggestions.

Peace and happiness to you TomGurl,

Age: 53

After losing 40+ unwanted lbs:

At 152/154lbs:

At 162-168:

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