I am 20 years old woman, paleo for 8 months now and was involved into 3-6 trainings a week (Crossfit, Bodybuilding, just cardio..) permanently for this time. The last one month I did a break from all of the trainings in order to see what benefits did I actually gain from training so consistently ( like a wheat-allergy test, but with sports).
I noticed that without trainings I can't concentrate so good on my (mental, highly exhausting) work, don't feel THAT sexy, flexible and wild in my intimate life and my overall happiness suck.
So I made the decision to incorporate a minimum of 20 min. medium intensity training every day, but I will aim for 60 mins, not for the minimum. I will start with a 90-day challenge.
What I wanted to ask you is did you make such a thing? Is exercise a part of your daily life and what benefits did you gain from this?
I would like to notice that I like the idea of sticking to something extreme(as I am always extreme in what I do) and that my main point with this challenge would be to exercise my focus and to boost my career. I want to start the day with a training, it feels motivating.
BUT it is also motivating hearing success(or not success) stories from others :)
Thank you!! :)
Angelica :) :)
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on August 10, 2013
at 08:25 PM
Angelica no need for a N = 1 on you about the benefits of sport, they're very well researched :)
BUT, we must keep in mind, sport, like many other things (ie food) has an impact on the body that would make like an U shaped graph, that means, if you do nothing it hurts your well being, then you do some moderate to middle-intense exercise several days per week and you gain lots of benefits like better insulin sensitivity, adaptations to exercise that bring performance, better lipid panels, weight loss, positive hormonal balance (and that wellness feeling you had), and a lot more. But, once you do too much of it or in a very intense way, you can start getting more harm than good from exercise.
And I'm telling you these because I know were you're going by saying that you like extreme things (because I also think thay way, if I do something, I bring it to the maximum...). That's how I got enrolled in endurance running, doing insane mileages to beat race times... great experiences, I don't change them, they have made part of what I am right now, but I must admit, they trashed me to some extent. No need to enter details, just google or look here in PH about anaemia, adrenal fatigue, overtraining or the female triad.
I guess the take by advise would be, enroll in whataver sport you might enjoy, but look at it as something that must work out in conjunction with diet and good lifestyle choices in order to take health to the next step, there's a perfect dose for that and most probably is less than most people think.
on June 08, 2013
at 08:40 PM
Hi Angelica, hope you're well? :)
I also noticed that when i cut training for a bit i was BORED! I think we all should train in some way as it's good for the mind as well as the body !!
Personally i started training a year ago to lose weight/get fit! I gave up after about 3 months through lack of motivation/no results..I then restarted only 8 weeks ago and have not lose about 30 odd pounds and am in the best shape i have ever been in :)
So yes exercise is a part of my daily life, i walk for at least an hour a day while wearing ankle weights, i weight train heavily 3/4 days a week and i run on average 12k every sunday with a team! :)
Hoep this helps and answers your questions! Keep up the good work, it is every man's dream for a woman who is focused on career as well as her body and looks fab with it ;)