Acknowledging the fact that you are overtraining and accepting it is the first step into developing better exercise plan. The next step is finding out the reasons of why you do it and confront them.
The third step is to recover yourself and take some time for your body to heal before starting any new exercising routine. You need to understand and remember that recovery is an important part of training and is a must if you want to see the results as quickly as possible.
In order to do this you need to start thinking about exercising completely different than you did until then. You need to find balance and stop speed running and lifting way too much weight.
This is way you might consider completely new physical activities which will help you achieve the body you desire and help you stay healthy but will not exhaust your body. Such activities are; intervals, resistance training and an active recovery.
You can find many of these workout plans online and try if you are going to like it.
Maybe you can also try some daily physical activities like walking to work instead of taking the bus or biking. You might consider taking up the stairs instead of the elevator and go buying groceries without your vehicle. These activities are not considered as your workout but they are a great way to lead an active and healthy lifestyle when recovering from training.
In the process of recovery from overtraining you need to start thinking differently about training for example you should not take it by heart if you miss a workout and stay in bed all day. You shouldn’t feel bad because you have decided to do what you honestly desire and what your body needs. You also need to get in touch with yourself and think about your goals and why you are doing this in the first place.
It is then when you will realize that you decided to do this to get or keep being healthy or fit your body. You didn’t sign up for exhausting and tiring yourself so stop doing it.
Connect with your body and believe in it. Believe the symptoms and the signals that it sends you and do as it needs. If it needs rest, rest. The gym will still be there.
IF you ever feel anxious and depressed maybe it’s time for you to change your workout routine and try something new and more ambitious. Spice it up and try new things and new activates because you never know what you may find out.
If you are feeling way to stressed lately and exercising can’t help maybe it’s time for you to consider meditation or yoga. Invest time in calming your spirit and bringing your thoughts back together.
Work on the balance between physical activity and recovery. Balance is essential.
All in all, just try not to start over-training and focus on your overall health. Don’t forget to have fun in the meantime!