Welcome aboardDrNonookee wrote:I've decided to try exercising instead.
Cycling would be a good one IMHO. Most of your weight is on your butt so there's no knee strain, but you still use your legs a lot, which are the biggest muscles in your body and will burn the most energy/have the biggest effect.DrNonookee wrote:Any other exercises I should try to focus on these?
That's no problem at all. As you get more used to walking, you'll find your feet get more used to exercise. I should stress though that any exercise that you feel challenges your body should have a day's rest for the body part after that. If you feel sore or tired after it, day's rest, no matter whether the exercise that caused the soreness was a 20 mile run or a half mile walk around the block.DrNonookee wrote:I find myself often stopping mid-walk, shifting weight from one foot to the other to ease them a bit before continuing, and sometimes I'll stop partway through the walk entirely to sit down for a little bit. Are these things a good idea, or are they more harm than good?
Whenever fits into your lifestyle best. Some people hate getting up early for running, others want to get it out of the way quickly. Pretty much everyone agrees with you that exercise RIGHT before bed usually results in much ceiling examination while in bed though.DrNonookee wrote:--What's the best time of day to work out? Some people seem to think early morning, others seem to point to later at night before bedtime.
I'm in a very similar boat to you. I'm very underweight as well, I stand 6' tall, but weigh 8 st 2lbs ish, and have a body fat percentage of about 3-5% depending on which machines I test on. I'm lactose intolerant, and need to constantly monitor my energy, because just plain running out of energy has and does happen to medwarduk wrote:I want to start, but I'm really worried about it. I'm underweight despite being mostly sedentary as it is, while struggling to eat enough to maintain my weight. On top of that, I'm a coeliac, massively restricting my carb intake, and don't enjoy sweet tastes... Further, I'm moving out at the end of September, and am not sure about being able to afford food, as I can't eat most of the cheaper options
What I have done is started on the 100 Pushup challenge, because doing a few pushups uses up less energy than running for a few kilometers, but will still raise your heart rate and improve your body. I'm aiming to start running soon as well again though, but before I go out, I will make sure I eat something with a chunk of readily-available energy in it (fruit ftw normally), and eat something when I come back as well, which will curb the worst of the energy deficit I'll get from the exercise.
I would strongly suggest starting with things like the 100PU challenge, or the situp challenge or something, as I found they didn't massively impact my energy levels, and you can do them for free in your house on your floor.
Anyways, about -me- now. I've had the most stressful and exhausting 3 days in the history of history. Thursday morning, I had a phone call int he morning, asking if I would like a job interview on the Friday, and a briefing about the job beforehand on the Thursday afternoon. Then went to another non-related appointment, before going to the briefing. I was basically running around from 10am until 5pm when I got home, and got home absolutely flaked out. My evening consisted of eating, resting, filling in application forms and going to bed.
Friday I was up at 6:15 (ouch for me) to do some background info on the company, before leaving at 7:30 for a 9:00 interview. Despite having a 30 min briefing about the job the day BEFORE, no one thought to tell me that it was a 6 hour interview, so I staggered out at 3:00, having had no food and only 2x 10 min breaks inbetween. I did quite well, and got through to the final stage, and will hear back from them next week, but again got home at about 5:00 exhausted, ate, rested and went to bed.
Saturday me and a few friends went out, because a couple I know are going away for 3 months, so pre-going away time. We went and played some golf, then played laser tag, which KILLED MY LEGS. The partitions are about mid-chest height for me, so either you stand behind them and get shot, or you crouch behind them and are in cover, so I spent 20 mins crouching and running around and my POOR RUINED LEGS afterwards >.< We then went bowling, and all finally returned home at 11pm, after having gone out at 1pm. I collapse into bed... again.
I'm kinda looking forward to just relaxing, eating and replenishing my energy levels today. I really feel kinda surreal. But W6D1 for 100PUs coming tomorrow! Woo!