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Fasted State Training Adaptations

Discussion in 'Optimal Fitness' started by Barry, Mar 19, 2012.

  1. Barry

    Barry New Member

    To rekindle this discussion.

    Winter here in Ireland.... two big things I notice

    - dark cloudy days change my mood detrimentally, any sort of brightness/sunlight/blue skies has the opposite affect

    - being indoors for longer than 30mins, in an office type environment , has a negative affect on me . The minute I walk outside, I feel better

    It seems the more connected you become with nature, the more difficult it is to live in the modern world
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  2. Inger

    Inger Silver

    I totally know what you mean.....

    I thought about why this is.

    My guess is, because when we know how "good" feels, and so we also feel it fast when "good" disappears (through too much time indoor etc).

    The same might apply to food, cigarettes and so on. I have smoked on and off in my life and when I did it with very much awareness, the quitting and starting again, I could feel a subtle difference in my "good/wellbeing" feeling. It disappeared when I smoked. So I could not ignore it how it distroyed me. It was very subtle, no real symptoms but it was there.

    I feel the same about food... If I am very aware of how things make me feel it becomes a guide to what is good for me or not.

    I guess the same goes for everything... also people we connect with.....

    So fascinating getting more and more aware about ones feelings, as subtle as they are

    I had to work yesterday, indoors, and it was sun outside. I had to tell myself in the car driving to work,

    Hey do not be sad. The sun WILL come out again! Do not worry, it always comes. You can do this. You are a strong girl!

    I just felt so bad about not being able to be naked in the sun, but having to work indoors instead I almost wanted to cry...lol (or turn back home and tell the boss I could not come today ;) )
    I did manage to get about 20 minutes of naked tanning before leaveing though.. but I craved way more. Felt sooo wrong, having to put on clothes and leave, huh.
    Last edited: Feb 6, 2019
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  3. Danco3636

    Danco3636 Silver

    I hear yea. Being in doors makes me anxious. I feel like a caged animal. Once outside it’s a breath of fresh air - freedom. Even on the cold rainy days it feels good just to be out. But when the sun hits amazing. I feel like I need to run to the sun. I go outside in the cold and just let the rays hit me.

    I find I drink more water when I am inside and less when I’m outside.
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  4. Jack Kruse

    Jack Kruse Administrator

    Winter in New Orleans is pretty good. 77F here and I am swimming.

    Buds are already on trees here.
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  5. Barry

    Barry New Member

    Thats a good summers day here in Ireland Jack.

    But it seems the main inhibitor of being outdoors is work . Although I like what I do, its 90% indoors, online.

    When you live where I live, you see simple outdoor jobs... farmers, fishermen, roofers, painters, builders. The irony of life is that they look at the indoor office type job as some sort of "ideal" or "dream" .... is it a case of the grass is always greenr ?

    big part of me looking at ways of redirecting my career or combining it with something more outdoors
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  6. Bob Stirling

    Bob Stirling Silver

    I found that self-employment and diversification worked well. Four or 5 good skills gave the opportunity to move around and do different things, inside and outside, in all seasons. It also helped in economic down-turns. I can't imagine doing just one thing.
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  7. Jack Kruse

    Jack Kruse Administrator

    Barry I have been redirecting my life toward outside now for 15 years. It is not easy but must be done.
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  8. Barry

    Barry New Member

    Its arguably the biggest challenge we have. You can know all about PPP, DDW, EMF, CCG, etc etc

    but if you are not spending the main part of your life outdoors.... then its a case of "I'd rather be dumb and antifragile, then extremely smart and fragile" ... or simply being a doer rather than a talker

    Bob makes a good point ... diversify... even if I have to maintain a 2 day per week office type job... it would be better with 3 days outdoors
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