I wanted to bring this subject up as I’ve been struggling with this for the past few months.
To be honest, a big part of my reluctance to train has been due to some lingering health issues (had recurrent dizzy spells and acid reflux). And it’s in the back of my head that I’d now be training while not on my anti-anxiety medication.
But those issues aside, ever since competing in my first grappling tournament last November, my desire to train has declined and I’m not sure why.
I still really love the sport of MMA (and BJJ in particular) but when it comes to getting my ass in the gym and actually training, I can’t seem to do it. I know part of the reason has been those health issues mentioned above, and another factor has been my work schedule (work a lot of split shifts and work during a lot of scheduled class times) but those are things I can control and find ways to get around to train, since I did it last fall getting ready for my tournament.
Has anyone else experienced burnout before?
If so, what did you do to overcome it?
Any other useful strategies out there to deal with this?
Thanks for listening.