Due to my schedule I don't have a good time to work out fasted. I have to be up by 5:45 am (and I'm not getting up any earlier) pick up my child from daycare after a full day at work then we don't eat dinner until 7-730. I don't want to eat at 9 as I don't like to sleep on a full stomach. Is not working out fasted going to make this pointless?? I could probabaly workout fasted on the weekend but not during the week.
asked byEmily_8 (102)
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on May 25, 2011
at 01:33 PM
You're practically describing my weekday schedule, with a few tweaks. Wake up at 5:45 to get everyone fed, pottied (a toddler and an infant at home), dressed, and out the door by 6:50. Commute to work, work a full day, rush home to get food cooking at 4:30, on the table at 5:00, and then bedtime for the kids at 6:00ish. I usually concentrate on protein for this meal.
What I often do is wait until 8p or 9p to do any workouts, and then have some kind of meal/snack afterwards. Protein & carbs after a strength workout, protein & fats after an endurance workout.
One day last week I changed it up a little - while I was waiting for the pork chops and shredded brussels sprouts to cook, I did some supersets of pushups and pullups, after having fasted since the previous night's dinner (or post workout meal, I forget), and that seemed to work really well.
I don't always have the time to sneak in a quick workout while I'm cooking, but I think I'll try to make time as often as I can.
As to the other part of your question, I still had plenty of success with my main schedule, i.e. not working out fully fasted.
on May 25, 2011
at 01:20 PM
It's not exactly clear when you plan to workout? Currently, after your dinner?
Either which way if you're reffering to 'this' as paleo, then there is absolutely no need to exercise fasted to benefit from a paleo diet. In fact many arguments could be made to not exercise fasted.
So don't sweat it. Eat paleo, exercise when you can, don't worry about the fasting if you can't fit it in - depending on who you are and what you're trying to do it's possibly overrated.