So I've been pretty dedicated to my exercise routine for the past 6 weeks. And about a week ago, for the first time in my life, I woke up from a leg cramp. I took it easy for a couple days, and then it happened again last night.
I've looked up the causes, and I don't think that it's being caused by any of the main causes (dehydration, calcium, magnesium or potassium deficiencies). My reasoning for believing this is because I drink way more water than I did before trying to lose weight, and eat a LOT healthier, and never had any issues before.
I don't think I'm over training, but I am doing 3 days a week of a 30 minute bowflex routine, and 3 days of 30 minutes on the elliptical. On the days I do the bowflex, I also do 15 minutes on the elliptical. I have been stretching before hand, and none of it was an issue for the first month of my workout.
Should I decrease my workouts, or just ignore it and hope my body adjusts, and they stop happening? Or should I start taking a multivitamin just in case? Or talk to my doctor about it? I really don't want to cut down on exercise, as I don't want to lose momentum, but it's not a very pleasant way to wake up.
Anyone else have this happen to them after starting a workout routine? Did you adapt, and did the leg cramps go away?