Am I doing too much? Help needed please!
I've been trying to lose fat since early Jan and my routine has been very regimented and strict with very little deviation week on week. I train very hard, to failure everytime, on almost all sets along with drop sets, rest/pause sets and post fatigued sets. I'm very determined in this respect and never slacken off. I generally do 4 -5 sets of exercises 5 days per week along with a 5K 30 minute run after every session then out on the bike Saturday and Sunday covering about 12 miles per time.
A typical day's diet would be:
08:15 - 30g Whey Isolate
09:45 - Oats, 2 tspn Flax seed powder
12:00 - Chicken Wrap, Apple
15:30 - Chicken Salad, Apple, Pear
18:00 - Turkey/Pork stirfry
12:00 - 30g Whey Isolate, 150g cottage cheese, 1 Tspn peanut butter
The last few weeks I have been finding it harder and harder to sleep and have generally felt absolutely knackered during the day. I am taking a long time to get to sleep and am waking up before 6AM every day without fail averaging about 5-6 hours sleep per night. I'm definitely the type of person who needs 8 hours to not feel tired. In addition my wife says I have been increasingly irritable of late.
Despite the massive fatigue and tiredness I'm still dragging my arse to the gym and training as hard as I can. I have no other stresses in my life at all and my life is good in general but this not sleeping lark is doing my head in!
I have just bought some ZMA and ordered some Melatonin however this isn't really addressing the route of the problem. Does anyone know, from looking at my routine, if I am overtraining at all and can this cause symptoms of stress? Has anyone else had a similar problem? Any advice at all is much appreciated.