Re: Balancing CF and Work and Family Help
Keep in mind that you don't get stronger from exercise. You get stronger when you recover from exercise. Exercise is a stress on your body, your body reacts by adapting to better cope with that stress.
If you over train and/or do not get adequate sleep, you are not allowing your body to recover, build muscle, get better, etc.
Also, lack of sleep and excessive training increases circulating cortisol. Chronically high levels of cortisol increase the risk for a number of health problems and promote increased fat retention, especially around the mid section.
If you feel awful, your body is telling you to slow down and get some rest. Think about scheduling deload weeks into your programming.