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Timing of exercise

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created October 25, 2011 at 4:20 PM

I am working my back to being Paleo/Primal after a few months away due to, well, life. I'm determined to make this a lifestyle change and not just a short term diet. I do have a fitness questions. It is easiest for me to get in my workout around 7:30 to 8 in the evening. Is this a bad time. We typically, due to work schedules, eat dinner between 6:30 and 7. I try to eat a smaller portion and wait a little bit before working out. Is it bad or wrong to eat my meal an hour or so before my workout. On the weekends I can usually get in some fasted cardio as we don't have work, school, etc. I usually do an hour on the treadmill 2 to 3 days a week changing the speed and incline throughout the workout. Then 2 days of lifting/body weight work and then a 30 minute or so walk just at a nice pace. Too much, too little? We tend to eat a lot of Sisson, Wolf, Fragoso recipes so I'm keeping my food and portions in check.

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on October 25, 2011
at 08:55 PM

+1 - love it, love it, love it! This bit has to be one of my classic fav responses of all time, here: "Overall, it's a journey, not a sprint. Work out when it is convenient to you. Eat when it is convenient to you. The perfect time you never meet is not as good as the less perfect time you do consistently." Man, have you ever got it. Now go all over PH and repeat this again and again with a variety of twists.

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on October 25, 2011
at 04:41 PM

Thank You! I appreciate the positive outlook!

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on October 25, 2011
at 04:28 PM

What you're doing sounds fine. Light meal an hour before workout is good. Just be sure not to eat too heavy (I personally get sick to my stomach if I do).

Overall, it's a journey, not a sprint. Work out when it is convenient to you. Eat when it is convenient to you. The perfect time you never meet is not as good as a less perfect time you do consistently.

Ea36147178112f8793341ec7a01c531d

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on October 25, 2011
at 04:41 PM

Thank You! I appreciate the positive outlook!

Cbb1134f8e93067d1271c97bb2e15ef6

on October 25, 2011
at 08:55 PM

+1 - love it, love it, love it! This bit has to be one of my classic fav responses of all time, here: "Overall, it's a journey, not a sprint. Work out when it is convenient to you. Eat when it is convenient to you. The perfect time you never meet is not as good as the less perfect time you do consistently." Man, have you ever got it. Now go all over PH and repeat this again and again with a variety of twists.

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on October 26, 2011
at 02:09 AM

I have a really annoying commute so finding time to get to the gym or be active is hard, especially with the snow coming soon. My favorite is just going on long walks, but that isn't possible with my current schedule.

I've started doing an every-other-day routine with body weight exercises and some light cardio for a warmup (jumping jacks, climbing the stairs and running down, etc). There's a program called 100-pushups, and I'm doing that since I can only do about 4 of them right now. You do a set amount each set and then rest for 60 seconds in between for about 4 sets. Instead of resting, I'm doing lunges and squats. The cardio takes about 10 minutes and the pushups/lunges/squats take about 5-7 minutes more and let me tell you I AM BEAT by the end of it.

Now if only I could stop stuffing my face with crap.

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