No, definitely not! Rushing and doing an exercise too fast can risk injury and has less benefit. Though speed is definitely a goal you can have, doing your exercises with proper form is important. I never understand why people do the arm/shoulder machines at the gym and just fly through a bajillion reps within 5 seconds. =\
With lifting, definitely go slow. About 1-2 full seconds to complete an entire rep. Lift at medium speed, release at a slow speed. This will build better strength (going off of what I’ve been told and this is how I exercise).
With cardio, go at the fastest/hardest pace you’re most comfortable and able to maintain. If you go too fast/hard too soon you’ll burn out within 2min so you need to pace yourself. But this is the easiest thing to adjust.
And always always always take a few minutes to warm up first! Do any exercise at a slower and low impact pace in order to warm up your muscles and joints. And always always always maintain proper form. I hope this helps :)
Absolutely fabulous! I really love it. It comes really really easily for me. I’m always full, the food is delicious, I have plenty of energy to last me all day without needing to nap, my mood has improved and I feel less stressed. I really look forward to cooking and experimenting with what I make because I enjoy eating it. It’s yummy! I really think cooking is therapeutic and makes Me feel better about myself because it gives you a sense of accomplishment. Definitely a good skill to have. And I’m too full to even think of my favourite cravings.
Honestly, I’m extremely content with my diet right now. And that alone has improved so many other aspects of my life. (Sorry if I accidentally published this twice, it didn’t go through the first time for me)
Well, that’s just silly. I used to be a minimum-sodium freak last year. But not anymore. Since I don’t eat processed food which is naturally preserved with a shitton of salt, my salt intake in naturally low. So I’m not afraid to salt my food to taste. Obviously I don’t go overboard with it. Too much salt tastes gross and is unpalatable.
Nope! I’m doing this all for myself in however much time it takes me. I’m in no rush. What the past has taught me is rushing tends to screw up the entire process. You miss out on establishing good habits, you miss out on learning what works and what doesn’t, and most importantly you miss out on listening to your own body and taking cues from it. You end up disappointed and exhausted with a result you don’t want—and then most times you end up back at square one anyway.
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