- Oct 6, 2018
About 3 weeks of consistent 40-50F mornings and I am beginning to feel the bite of the cold without the sting.
Good to see you're back in the game! A summary post of mine from earlier in the thread that lists my four must-have home gym pieces of equipment.
Good kettlebell vid below. I think EviLore linked to me earlier in the thread. I've watched it multiple times and I've rec'd it to ppl in this thread mulitple times.
Here's my cold training / breathing thread which I consider to be absolute pillars of my fitness. Fasting is another pillar, so I'm thrilled to see you diving right into that.
(guided breathing video if people wish to learn / follow along) I've been doing this since last August. I'm typing this outside in a thin t-shirt and shorts, in ~40*F/4.4*C temp. I can feel the cold, but my body isn't shivering. I just tolerate it. I bike for 1 1/2 hours several times a week...
Consistency is everything, so keep posting in the thread diary-style if it helps keep you honest.
I did a 72 hour fast earlier this year. I may try a 5 day one sometime, but for now I'm going to see how doing a 24 hour fast every other day works. In terms of diet, I'm going to make sure I eat a decent amount of protein and plenty of vegetables while keeping the sugar and junk food fairly low, but I'm not going to be super strict. I'll see how it goes in the next month or so. If the weight loss is slow then I may need to tighten up my diet game. I've been hovering around the same weight for a while now, so have probably reached some kind of equilibrium with my current lifestyle and diet. The added calorie burn from the additional exercise and the calorie restriction from the fasting should prove enough to start shedding the excess fat.