I have posted a similar subject before yet I wanted some more present help.
I am on my second week of an 8 week winter break from my college. Here is my situation: Toward the end of my school quarter I was getting low on energy and motivation when hitting the weights. I figured it was a case of just me being tired of going to the same weight room everyday and just needed a change of scenery.
So I went through finals…thanksgiving…all that and got myself a gym membership near my home and started lifting the first day of break. It was nice having a new place to lift and everything. For the first week I was hitting the weights hard. Yesterday I had an awesome chest/leg workout.
Today I went in and had one of those crappy lifts. I went in for a back and shoulder workout and was just so unfocused and low on energy. Main focus: low on energy.
Back when I was in school I would blame my low energy on full days of classes. I now work for UPS as a side job and work for about 4 hours running packages and lift after. So I am thinking I am low on energy cuz of that. But this shouldnt be…I am 21…I should have all the energy in the world…and I used to as short as 2 months ago.
Less than a year ago I used to weight 215lbs. bad weight. I decided to start lifting again and this is when I had my best energy…when I was losing weight. I used to do full body workouts in one day and not even be phased. Now I weigh 170…much leaner but stronger from my year of lifting with cardio.
My lifts are more structured and I feel like I set limits in my mind for what I can only do that day. Before I would just go nuts and do whatever although I know that is wrong now.
My Current supps are: Protein, Creatine, Fish Oil, Caffeine Pills (cuz i need the jump after work)…dont even seem to be working. My diet is great…especially since being home…chicken, eggs, egg whites, low fat yogurt, all sorts of meat, chicken, chicken and more chicken.
Main point: I used to have the energy I need back now! I get excited thinking about how excited I used to get about lifting…that is sad. I used to be able to lifts 7 days a week hard when I was losing the weight.
Now that I am semi-happy with my weight now the energy is gone. I need to get my drive back. I used to watch pump up movies on youtube before I lifted and I would go nuts in the weight room. Sometimes now I feel like it is a choir when I used to love doing it everyday.
Now I am lathargic on certain days and dont feel the same drive. Dont get me wrong…i do still have my good lifts, but these bad lifts r happening too often and Im sick of it. Anyone else have these ongoing slumps? How can I up my energy? New workout plan? What do I need to do?