Exercise/Diet Support Group

Loki

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You have no idea how badly I'm jonesing for cheap birthday cake.

But that would require getting dressed and getting my lardy butt off the couch to go buy one, so I guess my willpower won't be tested too badly.
 

Purr

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Yoga class Monday evening felt fine, but Tuesday I could feel it in my abdominal muscles. It's a good feeling.

And still sticking with the high protein/low sugar/lots of fruits and vegetables menu. Although, I'm ready to go into food rebellion and order a half sandwich/half salad plate for Friday lunch. But Purr, you might say, that sounds reasonably healthy. Trust me, it isn't. Sandwich is full of mayo; salad is chock full of not great ingredients (bacon, among other things), and plate comes with breadsticks. I'm tired of packing my lunch and want something ready made that I don't have to fix.
 

JudeMorrigan

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So, I've been doing the whole gym thing for about three and a half weeks now. Six days a week, Sundays are off since that's the day I have my lessons in Nashville. My run on Wednesday was just terrible. I took my first full day off - no gym or dancing - yesterday. It is amazing just how much better my run was today. Funny how that works.
 

Purr

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So, I've been doing the whole gym thing for about three and a half weeks now. Six days a week, Sundays are off since that's the day I have my lessons in Nashville. My run on Wednesday was just terrible. I took my first full day off - no gym or dancing - yesterday. It is amazing just how much better my run was today. Funny how that works.
Not surprising. Your body needs time to rest and recover in between workouts.
 

Mr 4 styles

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That's true but you can do active recovery. Stretch, yoga , massage, lite cardio like kickboxing or Active release therapy. Then you are ready to go. If you are sleeping enough you don't need inactivity to recover
 

Loki

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Some hot-shot sports med doc said on the radio that recovery is more important than exercising. Not that you shouldn't exercise, but definitely take time to recover afterwards.

He also said on days when your body is down, go easy; on days when you bounce out of bed, hit it a little harder. That will get better results long term than slamming it all the time. And no guilt.

YMMV.
 

FancyFeet

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My job and training schedule get in the way of my desired napping schedule... it's a tough life.

(I have one full, couch-potato-after-the-office day off a week... and one active recovery day. Some weeks I need 2 days completely off, especially when training has been heavy or work is stressful. I'm leaner and improving more quickly doing this than I was when trying to train nearly every day.)
 

Mr 4 styles

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There is a point when if your body is in constant stress be it mental or physical or sleep deprivation that your cortisol levels go up then you are doomed. Need recovery
 

Purr

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Yoga and weight training are paying off, as well as better eating habits. I seem to have gone down a size in tops. Pants, even slim pants, fit fine and some are even loose. Yeah, me.

Not the whining thread, but I don't feel like finding it. I left part of my lunch in the refrigerator at home; it was a low sugar Greek yogurt and a container of fruits and vegetables. Oh well, I guess it's a just a protein bar and/or a small container of peanut butter until I get home for dinner. The salad bar at the work café isn't worth making the effort.
 

Purr

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Lunch not entirely a loss today - I had a container of Greek yogurt in the refrigerator in the break room - that I didn't eat last week. The yogurt isn't the low sugar kind, but beggars can't be choosers.
 
Some one (s) think I exercise too much
You tell me
Open GOLD smooth seven rounds on thurs
Regular Workout ,Latin practice with pro 1.5 hrs and Orange theory workout on friday
Open GOLD Latin on Saturday 5 rounds
Xterra 3.6 mile trail run sunday
Workout, 1.5 hrs with latinpro then 1.5 hrs with smooth pro today

A bit much Yes? :wacky:o_O:beye::rolleyes:
 

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