I am reactivating this thread.
Again I am just tired, exhausted, so demotivated to work out. I had some great weeks, mainly Zone 2, very seldomly SS, never anything more intense.
Especially indoors I am super demotivated and tired at the moment. If I make it through 3 workouts a week this is a lot. Mainly it is 1 or 2. I cant imagine how I accomplished 5 Z2 workouts a 2+ hours in January. Seems so far away.
I am fuelling much more than earlier, healthy carbs, healthy food.
I sleep ok, do even naps with our 3y old after lunch.
I dont plan any high intensity workouts, just Z2 for less than 90min or even less. I might go for the 30min time crunched workouts and add Z2 as long as I feel afterwards.
And still: tired, demotivated, eventually pushing the workouts to the next day.
I guess I overtrained in Jan, and am exhausted by lockdown measures and two small kids, work, all of life imprisoned at home for weeks again. (Actually since March2020 we went on and off super hard lockdowns).
I was motivated a bit by outside relaxed rides… but they are quite difficult at the moment: lockdown does not allow too much movement, and the temperatures unfortunately fell drastically below zero again, heavy wind… it is not very inviting and partly dangerous still (snow, ice, strong wind)
Doing workouts in the morning is unthinkable, the schedule does not allow it, and I would have to cut down on sleep, which might not help. During the day my wife and I share responsibility for our two full time jobs and the two kids, homeschooling, cooking, household… everything. So not much time there.
And in the evening I am simply tired.
It is so vicious:
The less I train, the less I am active, the lazier I get, the harder the reentry is, the harder the recovery is … etc.
How to get out of this vicious circle?