Thanks again for such a helpful video. I am at the stage where I need to get back exercising now, but find I lack the motivation and interest.
This is a great video with helpful tips…I have had a tendency to overexcercise during recovery…almost as if to "make up" for the food I've been eating. The tip about listning to your body is good…I'm a runner and I find myself wanting to run an hour or two each day, when I know I need to take a day or two a week off to let my body recover. I will start doing that from now on! Thanks for the tips!
i struggle with this issue myself. I usually work out too hard, and crash the next few days or a week with no working out at all.
It's so hard to notice the line between obsession and dedication. Or even normal and obsession. Not just exercise but food too. Like you said, moderation. But all I'm good at is all or nothing. 🙂
When you said the Hulk I just thought at first, well of course we're not going to turn green. He was so epic in the Avengers. hahahaha
How much exercise is too much? At the moment I'm going to the gym 10 times a week for an or more at a time. Is that too much? Thanks Kati
Cool video 🙂 For me exercise works best when it's not exercise for the sake of exercise. I prefer to do things that are like 'exercise in disguise' like rock climbing or riding my bike to get from A to B. 🙂 That way I don't get all uptight about running on the treadmill for a specific amount of time, and watching the amount of calories burnt go up and up.
I have an eating disorder… I exercise constantly. I have to exercise so much, or I refuse to eat. I have to cancel out the calories. Thankfully, I'm getting treatment very soon, becoming an inpatient. This video answered a bunch of questions I have before going into recovery. Thanks
exercise can be very addicting – I use to be a fitness instructor until I had a relapse and knee injury and decided to stop. Its not good to exercise if you don't have the nutrients to sustain metabolism going on within our cells.
And yes – talk to you doctor to get medical clearance before doing any exercise.
this helped a lot but I cant go to the doctor right now and I don't know how much I weigh right now but I'm going to start to do lift weighting for now.
As a former XC runner, it took a long time to back myself down to working out only once a day 6 days a week. I'm still working out 6 days a week, just old habits, but I'd like to think I'm more comfortable taking rest days now when I need them, instead of pushing on past a fever or a sore knee.
Katie, I just want you to know that you've helped me more than any psychiatrist/counselor has. I come from a country where EDs aren't really recognised or understood. So thank you for doing what you do. You're the best. GOD bless Xx
Hey, can a female both have anorexia and bigarexia at the same time? Wanting to be boney, with very little fat, but with well defined muscles. I keep thinking about being chubby even though I'm a normal weight and I think thay my muscles are small. Also I want to be able to increase my cardio endurance and strength as much as I can. I do exercise a lot and I do restrict, sometimes way too much.
My doctor says I have to gain weight before I start losing it which makes sense but I never said I want to lose weight I just want to gain muscle or at least stop feeling like shit all the time. I am always pumped with unhealthy food and I feel tired and aggravated a lot. I feel like I’m just recovering from a cold most of the time. I feel like exercising and eating healthier sounds like a better option but at the same time that’s not enough calories. So Idk what I should do
I struggle with exercising too much. Sometimes I am so exhausted that I wish I would get sick so that I wouldn‘t be able to exercise. But even if I am having a cold I will still exercise. It is a tough habit because you feel like you are letting yourself go on a day where you only exercise for 1hour.
Yoga a couple of times a week isn't enough exercise for anyone.
My dietician didn't help and I started exercising 6 hours a day. The diet made me very unhealthy and I became bulimic out of desperation . I stopped in time. My metabolism slowed and I wasn't willing to risk my life. I have fallen off the wagon forgetting to eat but I never found myself in the situation again gaining weight on low calories. I would walk for hours and run. It felt horrible. I am now slim the weight is gone but I have enough to stay well. I needed a basic amount and I was slowing down to conserve energy. Getting a second opinion helped me. Nothing extreme though. I proved by degrees my anorexia is telling lies. If I eat something I tell myself its not going to do any harm and it doesn't. My doctor would tell me anyway.
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