I'm beginning to think that the whole deal with chronic cardio has less to do with how much a person is exercising, and more to do with what it feels like when you do it. I feel like there's a world of difference between an hour grinding miles out on a treadmill, and an hour doing zumba with friends. If I'm approaching exercise with grim determination, that's a danger sign. If it's fun and interesting and a challenge I can't wait to get back to, that's something else entirely.
Have fun, watch out for signs of fatigue, and do what you like to do.
I am about due for another set of blood tests. I will get my last results and post when i get home.
Originally Posted by tplank
I posted my blood lab work over in the cholesterol topic at:
Hi again Sean, just came from that other thread.
Since you seem to have trouble staying asleep, are you tired during the day? If you're stressed and tired, I think it would be better to forget about exercise
Maybe instead of exercising, you should take a nap in your car ;-)
It would be better for your health to get the extra sleep, than it is to exercise. This is also true for weight loss, specially since you are Hypothyroid (assuming you are, since you take T-4)
I think just doing this diet and sleeping well, you'd be able to lose a lot of that weight. Then once you feel better, you could start exercising again to get rid of the rest of the weight.
Ok, this changes my opinion. You have some serious hallmarks of stress. It sounds like your cortisol is jacked. If you can't get the stress under control, you may need to back off on the Krav. Start by finding something active to reduce your stress-yoga, meditation, tai-chi, church, CBT, whatever works for you. I know the last thing you want to do is add something, but most things like this are not time-intensive. You've gotta address that cortisol before it turns into Adrenal Fatigue. It will likely also fix your blood lipids, allowing you to get off all those drugs.
Originally Posted by sstan03
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