After coming to know some great things from you in this , started to think of going in a right track.
I would like to write here about me; a random account of my life (depressed) with regard to my weight. I would like to get my doubts(if any) clarified by you.
My joints have become kind of stiff with very less usage. I have been mostly in net for a while now except for just cooking. The whole body has turned to be very weak. First good thing was that I have been standing or walking for long as I was bombarded with chain of thoughts. I get absent minded and thus get slow. So, always ended up very tired because the job took so long. Constant fatigue. Second good thing as I wrote to you was that I have always been in a fighting mode. I didn't fall prey to my depression.
As a first step, I have started thinking better to come out of my depression. The life teaches it slowly. Except we have to be open to learn it.
I have been into the world of exercising for a few years now. Brushed up my memories, gathered as many things as I could and stored them in my laptop.
I read about stretching and started doing aerobics and anaerobics. Hmm, diet? Thats were I am still missing but aiming to control as I have realised how badly I have wasted my life.
As I do my chores in the morning I finish stretching and I keep my body moving as much as I could; bend, carry weights, walking while watch TV etc. Well, I have stated watching TV only recently. With the help of my mind which I have started to freshen up, I have started to feel better. Both by mind and body are brisk.
When tried to get into the diet and exercise regimen on and off half-minded, I felt I was panting just to climb the stairs. But, today, I was in my elliptical for 15 mins intense without any trouble. It is a good day today.View Thread
Everything was going good. My muscles were getting strong and and they were turning toned. I went for a second session of exercises in the evenings. One day I was pushed by a lady accidentally and fell on my right knee. Now back to square one; even worse than that. I started to have problems in that knee which I never had before. I am on medicines now. No exercise till doc says. The problem doesn't seem to be very serious. So, hoping to resume before this month ends.
I am looking at this problem from a positive angle. Now, If I don't eat right, I will lose whatever I have gained. I took this zero exercise period a motivation for mindful eating. I started watching movies for distracting myself from craving. Shall keep in touch.View Thread
I have been checking this page everyday though I guessed you to come back after the christmas and new year holidays. Actually now I came here to write updates. Hope you had a great chistmas. Thank you and you too.have a very happy new year.
I have stretched my aerobics time to 25 minutes with more intensity. I continue to stay active(keep moving/doing something) thoughout the day. I feel great flexibility all over my body. That gives me confidence and motivation to increase the intensity in my workouts.
I would be usually sitting in the net delaying my chores and then rush to do things, obviously end up doing everything imperfect. I would be bombarded with thoughts and thus would be slowing down in doing things. As it took longer I would end up getting very tired both physically and mentally. I used to be a perfectionist. Duty first. My family has been for hereditaties. Whetever we did we excelled. So it was inbuilt in me. We would spontaneously and happily stay responsible. I lost it myself. But, it is changing now. My memory has got better too. Like I finish up all the kitchen works simultaneously when I cook, when I go upstairs I bring things which I have to etc. It seems to be a quality life.
A few questions;
How long after exercising should we eat for the best absorption of proteins? Is it only protein that we have to think about? Is there any research about absorption of nutrients and stuff like that?
I would like read something like exercise for dummies. Which one can I go for?
I cannot squat or lunge as I cannot strain my knees and ankles too much(arthritis). Just ok with the moderate ones. Elliptical doesn't hurt. The two exercises I have been doing are-
- I stand. First lift my left leg to 45 degrees on the side, keep it down. With no break I lift my right leg. Bring it down. Then left and it goes like this. I do this till I feel the pain and strees all over my leg. 3 sets.
- I stand on one leg. Bend my body and lift the other leg behind till they get perpendicular to the one that I am balancing on. Hold this position till I feel the pain. Alternate legs and 3 reps.
My doctor said that I can infact forget arthritis if I can strengethen my lower body by putting on muscles as my arthritis is not severe. I keep googling about lower body exercises for arthritis. I tried planks but have not perfected it yet. Is there anythingelse that you can suggest? Basically I have found the ones which doesn't involve bending of knees doesn't hurt. As I have trained my legs to some extent now my doctor said I can slowly increase the intensity.
Thanks Rich. I have never expected to get a sincere reply, which would have consumed a good amount of your time, like this from you and, I have no words to explain my joy. When we are depressed it seems everything goes wrong and against us. So, you know, for a while I couldn't believe my eyes. Especially, the last para boosted my morale to a great extent.
I have scheduled a daily exercise and diet plan for myself. But, you know, I am not able to stick to that. I realised that I indirectly talked about 'spot reduction', only after posting my previous reply to you. But, I am so desperate about my physical and mental health that I wanted to find out the alternatives available. I am trying my best to stick to the plan and slowly succeeding in it.View Thread
Thats a great one from you. I have been in a depressed state of condition for a while now ; you know, constant fatigue, mindless eating etc. Good thing is, I keenly observe whats happening in life, I take life as it comes and so have definitely learnt a lot. I have always been in the fighting mode. So, whenever I win the depression over, I am not hungry. Otherwise, I am, be it aerobic or resistance.
I have some more questions about exercising.
What is meant by engaging 'body parts" while exercising? We tighten a particular part and engage it?
I have a plenty of laptop time. So, just curious about using it up.
-My upper arms are bulky. Do I have to do only intense resistance work out to tone my muscles? What if I do some mild movement resistance exercises several times a day? Will that help?
When it comes to upper body exercise, especially aerobics, can I sit and do something (sitting stretching my legs and bending towards front so that my head touches the knees) to raise my heartbeat?!. Again if I do it several times a day will that count to be a work out?View Thread