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The Fitness Habit - Day 3

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The_Enigma2021 November

So, here I am back with the update for Day 3.

A big change today was that I started my morning walk by 5:30 am and by 7 am had logged 10,000 steps. It felt damn good. Early morning time is truly magical. This morning walk will be my one keystone habit forever.

All right my fellow fitness musketeers — Back tomorrow with Day 4

Just remember — Win each day!

Would be delighted to hear any comments/suggestions from this wonderful fitness community.


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Oolong profile image
OolongRestart August 2021

That is an incredible number of steps! How earth do you have any energy left for the rest of the day?

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The_Enigma2021 November in reply to Oolong

Thanks, Oolong! It is a bit counterintuitive but the Human Body is quite magical the harder you make it work the more it can do and vice-versa.

Just consider the extreme example of Army / Navy Special Forces all over the world - they can run 100 Kms carrying a full battle load of 17 Kgs after a week of gruelling commando training during which they have hardly slept about 7 to 10 hours in the entire week!!

You can watch some of these incredible feats on Youtube.

Also, do check out - The Hawaiian Ultra Running Team’s Trail 100-Mile Endurance Run, referred to as the “HURT100”, is a very difficult event designed for the adventurous and well-prepared ultrarunner.

At the end of the day, all these people who accomplish such ultratough challenges are still just human beings! - So, if they can do it - I am just walking 18,000 steps :-)

Ultimately, it's all a mind game. If you can win over your mind - you can do anything!

However, increase your efforts little by little each day. Don't overdo on day 1

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OolongRestart August 2021 in reply to The_Enigma

Sound advice but I am unwell, in pain, fat, unfit and over 50 - I think I am a long way off but have to start somewhere!

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StillConcernedMaintainer in reply to Oolong

Start with how food affects your hormones.

Exercise is important, but you can't outrun a bad diet, and an excess carb/protein diet just stores up trouble. My colleague was a regular, long-distance runner, yet suffered a heart attack because the excess insulin was promoting insulin-resistance unseen on the inside, and this is normal for the developed world.

Also, we don't get fit by running race-pace marathons. The body only has a limited ability to recover within sufficient time to overcompensate and improve its work capability.

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OolongRestart August 2021 in reply to StillConcerned

Thank you. I am taking baby steps and starting with cutting out sugar and less carbs. My body has a long way to go to recovery. Walking a mile would be huge, no marathons for me!!

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dietditcherVisitor in reply to Oolong

I agree with enigma the more you do the more you want to do.

Sounds like you just need to wake up your body and tell it you're ready to move a little bit. :)

Whatever you pick make it something you like to do or can fit naturally into your day. Like walking to the store. Walking even a little bit can make a big difference.

Even standing more can do it. If you sit a lot try a standing desk or stand for half of a TV show.

Any movement is good for your body. It doesn't have to be a marathon. It just has to work for you. 🙂

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OolongRestart August 2021 in reply to dietditcher

Good point, any movement is good - I do need to move more!

Oh and get outside. When I'm feeling down on myself and need to clear my head, a 10 minute walk outside makes all the difference.

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