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After i workout I usually either feel somewhat good like very warm pretty much, but then that night I end up not being able to sleep. It's like emotionally I can't do it at all. It's just that i either feel really shitty, and cold or the opposite. ..continued below

(also to note: whenever i work out or something and feel good, my immune system attacks my mouth by giving it all these ulcers or what they usually call cankers, cankas are usually a tell tale sign of something viral, but every test i got for syphilis or some other antibody test has came back fine, and i've never been on a trial of acyclovir) these things just sort of appear out of the blue)

I've also had xrays done of my cervical spine and they all come back fine. That certain area is an area of inflammation and is pivotal in my exercise prone tiredness. Maybe one day i will get a catscan but not sure.

To continue though: It is almost like my body is stuck. But when i move it around alot, it doesn't respond well. do I just hafta truck through this load of shit until i start to feel better? I know i should work out and how it should feel but i just feel like my body doesn't like feeling that way and would rather me trudge around in quicksand pretty much, I mean i know that i am fat or overweight.

Does anyone else know how this feels? Or anyone else that is overweight know how this feels and how to overcome it? or anyone that is fit or something? I'm just sick of working out and then feeling exhausted for like 2-3 days. And im pretty fucking sick of the doctors who dont give answers or give some answer like well we checked your thyroid. and all that shit. I mean maybe all it really is is fibromyalgia or CFS but it's not like it runs in my family.

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Hello Blart752,

Your post is troublesome. I hope I can share some thoughts that will help you on your journey. As we are all very different from one another, I certainly do not attempt to give any definite answers to all problems. Here is my perspective:

Exercise. It is good for us, plain and simple.

We should do it regularly for best results: http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/exercise/HQ01676

Define: Regularly

Just to clarify my expectation here, if someone was to say to me "I exercise regularly", that could mean a lot of different things. However, I think there are some basic assumptions we can take away from that phrase:

- This person works up a good sweat at least once per cycle.

- This person has done at least 15 cycles already.

- The average cycle is probably around 2-4 days. Not longer than a week.

Do you exercise regularly?

Inertia. A body at rest tends to stay at rest.

Motivation to exercise varies greatly from person to person. Its not always easy to get up and walk those 2 miles, do those push-ups, or even lift weights. Sometimes we might skip workouts because frankly, when we are our own boss, its easy to give ourselves a day off... or eight. Other times we might just plain forget.

Try this: Associate a healthy action with a habit or ritual that you already do.

Here are some examples that work for me:

- Push-ups before brushing your teeth. While down there you might do a few extra.

(15 is my number, you should pick your own)

- Prioritize biking or walking to places, especially for commute or trips to a specific store.

(Every time I go to Walgreen's I ride my bike)

- Make friends who exercise. When others are joining you its easier.

- Have a hobby that involves physical activity.

Even something very low paced like gardening can be great for you. Again, its about the regularity of the thing. Caring for your garden (weeding, digging, watering, gathering supplies) its all time off the couch and it adds up.

Yours could be completely different, be creative!

We are all different. Blart, you will have to figure out for yourself what does and does not work.

I cannot stress this enough: Regularity is key.

Be anal about your workout schedule. (Maybe keep a workout journal). With repeatable actions you will be able to measure your progress. You will feel it happening. It may take 20 cycles before any improvement comes, but it will come.

Hypothetical outcomes you might notice:

--- When before you were out of breath after 15 minute brisk walk, now you can go 20 or 25.

--- When before you suffered a harsh mouth ulcer type pain, now that pain has been absent.

--- It has become easier to sleep because you are physically more tired.

Alternatively you could randomly decide to exercise just here and there. Doing different things each time and not really keeping any schedule. With this approach there would be no baseline to match up against. You won't be able to say with any confidence if what you are doing is working for you or not.

It will get better, its up to you.


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Juicy, I have no idea what you're basing your assertion that 'it will get better' given that Blart might have fatigue issues or back problems that might be made worse by heavy exercise. It doesn't make any sense.

Blart, exercise activates the body and changes your body temperature. It's very common to not sleep after exercising, it's best to exercise no later than four hours befor you sleep. As for the fatigue and pain, it's best to get a doctor to look at it. It may be that you're simply exercising too hard for your level of fitness and you need to tone it down a bit until you build your stamina up. I'd be interested to know what type of exercise you do, for how long and how often. Have you been sedentary before starting?

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What, i mean more than five hours after exercising i would try to sleep and cant, like 7or8 hours after i still couldnt, Im not that dumb- Everyone knows that common information about exercise. That being not too late at night.

and yes ive been sedentary for awhile

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Similar stuff has happened to me.

From what I understand, I was undereating and overtraining. You have to make sure your body is getting enough fuel and that you're not pushing yourself too hard in the beginning.

Also, make sure you're hydrated.

Have you had bloodwork done recently (blood sugar, etc.)?

This is something to see your GP about, and possibly a nutritionist and a trainer at the Y or the gym.

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Maybe when you do work out you are working out too hard for your level of fitness. Pacing and slow build up is key. It sounds like your body isn't used to doing this, and it's not happy with the change. But the change is good for you, of course.

Coming from a perspective of experience when I've started back to exercising and think I can be gung ho at it from day 1. It then results in me quitting because it physically sucks. And I'm preaching to the my very own choir here, because I'm not exercing right now for this very reason. Good for you for obviously wanting to stick with it.

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I posted a reply and it ended up being on your OP by mistake, I've removed it.

I don't think that the attitude is necessary, I was trying to help. I won't bother trying to help you again.

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