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11-09-2017, 07:45 AM
RE: Atheists who work out
(11-09-2017 07:38 AM)morondog Wrote:  I'm concerned that I'll be a broken man later in life too, so what? I'll be a guy who did stuff I enjoy Smile The purpose of my life is not to live to old age, it's to live a life of fulfillment. If I get old and I'm still fulfilled, that's fine, but if I die tomorrow that's also fine. Well, not tomorrow. I've got shit to do tomorrow. I can fit death in next Thursday.

That is a fair shout, cheers MD, never honestly thought about it like that before.

Cool, well I'll start slow and go from there, and see where it leads me Smile

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11-09-2017, 07:50 AM
RE: Atheists who work out
(11-09-2017 07:38 AM)morondog Wrote:  
(11-09-2017 07:10 AM)OakTree500 Wrote:  I'm mainly just concerned it's a stupid thing to do, and by the time I'm 35-40, I'll be totally broken down and just regret it as a whole.

I'm concerned that I'll be a broken man later in life too, so what? I'll be a guy who did stuff I enjoy Smile The purpose of my life is not to live to old age, it's to live a life of fulfillment. If I get old and I'm still fulfilled, that's fine, but if I die tomorrow that's also fine. Well, not tomorrow. I've got shit to do tomorrow. I can fit death in next Thursday.

I agree with MD. Bodies age, people have aches and pains just simply associated with old age--even if they were not athletic people at all ever in their lives. Can certain heavy physical activity lead to aches, pains etc,? Yes, of course, but so can inactivity and not strengthening/stretching muscles.

I think there is always a way to do things safely. Always a happy medium. As such, it might be a good idea to hire a personal trainer or wrestling coach, and counteract rough physical activity with rest days doing yin, restorative, gentle yoga. And do things mindfully.

Life isn't about preserving yourself so you can live to 100 and say "Well, look at me, not one bruise." Life is about getting out there, getting dirty, and doing what you love, doing what drives you. You need that to live a fulfilling life.
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11-09-2017, 08:32 AM
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Cheers guys Smile I'll see where these things take me.

Part of me stopping were my Anxiety issues, which really hit me hard at that time. After getting back into a year ago, that went away entirely as I'm just as good as I was, despite weighing about 30lbs more than I did when I was 18 Laugh out load But It was hugely gratifying to know I can still do it, and that positive feeling never went away from that time.

I left it from there as the circumstances didn't really work out as well as I'd hoped and I had to walk away from that, but now My daughter is older, my wife is indifferent about the whole thing anyway ( Laugh out load ) so seems like a good time to maybe give it the final go.

Again thanks for giving me some advice on this, it helps me a lot Smile

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11-09-2017, 09:51 AM
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(11-09-2017 08:32 AM)OakTree500 Wrote:  Again thanks for giving me some advice on this, it helps me a lot Smile

Actually I just sat on the keyboard, so it was advice from my butt, but it was good advice Smile

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11-09-2017, 09:55 AM (This post was last modified: 11-09-2017 10:00 AM by jennybee.)
RE: Atheists who work out
(11-09-2017 08:32 AM)OakTree500 Wrote:  Cheers guys Smile I'll see where these things take me.

Part of me stopping were my Anxiety issues, which really hit me hard at that time. After getting back into a year ago, that went away entirely as I'm just as good as I was, despite weighing about 30lbs more than I did when I was 18 Laugh out load But It was hugely gratifying to know I can still do it, and that positive feeling never went away from that time.

I left it from there as the circumstances didn't really work out as well as I'd hoped and I had to walk away from that, but now My daughter is older, my wife is indifferent about the whole thing anyway ( Laugh out load ) so seems like a good time to maybe give it the final go.

Again thanks for giving me some advice on this, it helps me a lot Smile

When the anxiety gets to you--just remember it's natural and use it your advantage. Also, try some meditation and breathing techniques geared to anxiety. Yoga has a lot of pranayama exercises you can do that get you in control of your breath, which helps get you in better control of your anxiety.

A few good ones: Bhramari aka Bee breath (no pun intended) Tongue , Box Breathing (inhale 4, pause 4, exhale 4, pause 4), or 1:2 Breathing- just simply increasing your exhalation so it's longer than your inhalation (basically inhale for 4, exhale for 8 or whatever number works for you.) Practicing these just 15 minutes a day can really help. There are others too, you can find what works best for you, for instance I always find Chandra Bhedana pranayama always helps me.
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11-09-2017, 10:04 AM
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(11-09-2017 09:55 AM)jennybee Wrote:  I always find Chandra Bhedana pranayama always helps me.

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11-09-2017, 10:06 AM
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(11-09-2017 10:04 AM)morondog Wrote:  
(11-09-2017 09:55 AM)jennybee Wrote:  I always find Chandra Bhedana pranayama always helps me.

Shisanyama is my favourite Yes

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11-09-2017, 10:26 AM (This post was last modified: 11-09-2017 10:44 AM by jennybee.)
RE: Atheists who work out
I would also add in terms of anxiety--changing your diet can help. For me, I realized I needed to get rid of coffee. First, it's not part of a yogic diet, so I decided to get rid of it for that, but more importantly, caffeine was making me too jittery. I have a lot of energy to begin with, so adding caffeine on top of that made me Hobo Anyway, sometimes looking at your diet--i.e. is it too high in sugar, or is caffeine adding to the anxiety, things like that--making some changes there can help as well.

And not to go into woo-territory, but eating according to your dosha can help as well. It sounds a bit woo-but it actually makes sense. For instance, if pitta dosha is running high (feeling hot etc.), it makes sense to balance that out by eating cooling foods. Anyway, lately, I've been trying to eat a sattvic diet (which means no garlic, no onion, no processed foods, no fried foods, no alcohol, no refined sugar, no fermented foods, no caffeine*) and eat in according to whatever dosha is prevalent at that particular time in my life. I find it has really helped me find even a deeper sense of calm.

*Of course, my bf still eats these foods, so it makes cooking for the both of us interesting Tongue I have to make two pots of everything Wink
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11-09-2017, 10:49 AM
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I'm trying to cut most sugar's out, in particular things very high in sugars ("Ask not for whom the bell tolls pepsi, it tolls for thee Laugh out load ") , as not only does is effect my anxiety, it being super high in sugar (one can of pepsi is like 40% of your recommended intake of sugar!) it effects your weight as well. So cutting that out has helped me shed a few pounds as well as settle my mood a little bit.

I have a sugar in my tea, but I don't that's anywhere near as bad as drinking ALOT of pepsi every day lol. Did I mention I like pepsi? Laugh out load

I do have a diet plan ready to go, just waiting on the funds to implement it, which will be a few weeks time. I'm also gonna invest in a few bits of equipment (kettle bells, a battle rope, possibly weighted vest) to assist as well as getting some protein supplements in as well. Hoping to really kick ass on this front, so at least if I can't run up the stairs, I'll look great whilst I out of breath Big Grin Cardio is in my plan as well, along with my yoga stuff I normally do (DDP Yoga, highly recommend it for trimming up and just chilling out), plus I may have a "day" to meditate and do nothing else haha.

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11-09-2017, 10:55 AM
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(11-09-2017 10:49 AM)OakTree500 Wrote:  I'm trying to cut most sugar's out, in particular things very high in sugars ("Ask not for whom the bell tolls pepsi, it tolls for thee Laugh out load ") , as not only does is effect my anxiety of course being super high in sugar (one can of pepsi is like 40% of your recommended intake of sugar!) it effects your weight as well. So cutting that out has helped me shed a few pounds as well as settle my mood a little bit.

I have a sugar in my tea, but I don't that's anywhere near as bad as drinking ALOT of pepsi every day lol. Did I mention I like pepsi? Laugh out load

I do have a diet plan ready to go, just waiting on the funds to implement it, which will be a few weeks time. I'm also gonna invest in a few bits of equipment (kettle bells, a battle rope, possibly weighted vest) to assist as well as getting some protein supplements in as well. Hoping to really kick ass on this front, so at least if I can't run up the stairs, I'll look great whilst I out of breath Big Grin Cardio is in my plan as well, along with my yoga stuff I normally do (DDP Yoga, highly recommend it for trimming up and just chilling out), plus I may have a "day" to meditate and do nothing else haha.

Yeah, I gave up my chocolate cupcakes and had my last "sweet" treats and dark choco bar last week. That was by far the hardest to say goodbye to. I held onto those as long as I could Laugh out load I ended up giving my cacao nibs to my bf because i found out they have as much caffeine as coffee! Gasp I also love tortilla chips and guac and salsa, but am going to try to make my own, baked in the oven and make salsa and guac w/o onion/garlic. It's really the avocado I love anyway Big Grin so it's all good. Thumbsup
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