So, lately since I’m fully cleared to get back to the gym, I’ve been trying to just pick up my old routine like nothing changed. My “old” routine usually consists of about 4 2-a-days and 2-3 single workout days. For example:
Monday=lunch lifting/cardio class for 35, afternoon 3 mile run
Tuesday=lunch lifting/cardio class for 35, afternoon SIC (strength Interval Cycling) class for 50, Power Pump class for 55.
Wednesday=lunch lifting/cardio class for 35, afternoon boot camp for 60 with occasional cardio after.
Thursday=lunch gym cardio for 35, afternoon gym cardio for 60 or 40-60 minute run outside
Friday=lunch gym cardio for 35
Saturday/Sunday=one long run day, one recovery day.
My question is this: I would prefer to lose a few pounds, although I don’t really have a desire to change what I eat or restrict my diet further. I’m usually in the 1800 calorie per day range. I do this routine without fail but don’t seem to get a lot of results. Do I overtrain? Is this level of activity too much? When Spring rolls around I’ll be adding another 40 minutes/weekday of cycling to and from work, though that’s not a particularly intense workout. I don’t want to be shooting myself in the foot, but I also am happy to work harder if that’s what I need to do to see results. But lately, I am TIRED. I’m sure it’s just getting back to my regular levels of activity, but I can barely stay awake past 9:30 this week!
Any advice for me?