This all makes perfect sense, but I'm not seeing any of the positive results you mention from my exercise regime.
I started training for and participating in half marathons (walking) four years ago (age 44 at the time) because I was hoping to see all the positive effects of exercise mentioned in this article. I was also hoping to lose some weight, but I knew that I needed a goal - like race day - to motivate me to get out to walk. Well, I've walked 85 miles in a month, I've done 12 half marathons, and I haven't lost more than 2 pounds.
I eat as healthy (whole grains, veggies and fruit, no red meat, little alcohol, no sweets) as I always did, but I still have hot flashes, I still have little to no energy, I'm still irritable most of the time, and I still have a hard time focusing. I'm trying OTC remedies like Estroven, B12 and iron, but so far nothing helps.
With my last race of 2011 behind me, I've decided to shake up my work-out routine by adding a few classes at the local gym, but I'm at a loss as to what to try next. My older sister tells me to stick with it, it'll pass and life will be normal again soon. Little solace at this point when I'm ready to throw up my hands and give up.
Any concrete ideas? Nothing warm and fuzzy please. I've read and heard it all. I need solid, actionable advice please.
- 9/21/2011 9:57:00 AM