Day 39- HARDbody challenge

So I have been extra tired this week so I am pumped that it is Friday and the weekend is upon us. I’ve been trying to figure out why I’ve been extra drained this week. Especially yesterday, it just hit me like a ton of bricks. I even went to bed last night at 8pm and didn’t wake up until 6am. I believe that I got dehydrated yesterday. Most of you that know me, know that I chug water ALL day. Yesterday, I ran out of my bottled water and I’m just too grossed out to drink tap water. Hahaha…. I guess I didn’t realize it until mid afternoon while chasing around the kiddo at Target. I went home, chugged my water and ate a few bananas. On top of that, I have started back to a daily work and workout routine.. My brain is tired, my body is tired but I know this will all pay off. Life is tough but we just have to keep on going. After my much needed rest last night, I feel back to normal today. Listen to your body.. Rest when you need it

Here are a few things as to what causes tiredness.

1. Dehydration It turns out that even moderate dehydration (which  results in the loss of 3 percent of your body weight) can make you feel mentally  sluggish and mess with your concentration. The next time you’re feeling foggy or  light-headed, don’t just assume you’re in serious need of some food. Try downing  a glass or two of water.

2. Cell Phones Checking your cell before bed amps up brain  activity, making it harder to doze off. Plus, any electronic gadget’s artificial  blue light can suppress the sleep hormone melatonin. A 2011 poll by the National  Sleep Foundation found that 20 percent of people ages 19 to 29 are awakened by a  call, text, or e-mail at least a few nights a week. Power it down well before  bedtime.

3. Medication Many drugs have veiled energy-sapping side effects.  Chief among them are some classes of antidepressants and certain beta-blockers  used to prevent migraines or treat high blood pressure. If you start a new med  and feel more lethargic than usual, see your doctor for an alternative. (If  there isn’t one, take your dose right before bed.)

4. Overtraining While working out zaps the stress hormone cortisol,  prolonged sweat sessions—like, for example, regularly running for more than 30  minutes at a steady rate—can actually rev cortisol production. Interval training  (bursts of intense activity) combined with strength training (free-weight and  body-weight moves) helps keep cortisol in check.

5. Low Iron The mineral shuttles oxygen around your body and  removes waste from your cells. If you’re not getting around 18 milligrams a day,  your body struggles to function properly and you can feel worn out; low iron  levels in your diet can cause iron deficiency anemia. If you feel sluggish, ask  your doctor for a simple blood test to see if you should be taking a  supplement.



HARDbody workout

50 seconds work. 10 seconds rest

Push-Up/Up Right Row(I will use my sandbag)

Plank Alternate Leg Raise/ 1/2 Burpee




Plank/ Star Jack

Squat Jumping Jack(legs close, squat and touch the ground then jumping jack)  SB L Lunge/Knee Raise(hold sandbag or weight in 1 hand, with arm raised straight up, lunge on one side the raise the knee)

SB R Lunge/Knee Raise(hold sandbag or weight in 1 hand, with arm raised straight up, lunge on one side the raise the knee)


About Fitness Guru

I am a fitness enthusiast trying to change the world! Ok, well I know I won't be changing the world but hoping I can reach out to a few people. I am a personal trainer and a single mom who has struggled through life, lost my way and fallen off the fitness bandwagon. I want to share my struggles and how I'm finding my way back to a healthy life with daily fitness/exercise/diet tips, advice, videos and pictures. View all posts by Fitness Guru

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