I’m 7 days in to this adventure, and I have come up with a number of conclusions.
1. I need to plan my experiments better. I still learned things from this one, but it was a last minute choice, and I think I could have done it better if I had planned better.
2. You get what you give: I’ve been doing low-intensity strength training this week. It’s felt good. I definitely feel like my body is happy about getting the muscle groups a good workout. However, I haven’t had any major changes in weight, tone, measurements or anything else. I suspect that if I wanted to see quick changes in weight or measurements, I should be going the route of higher intensity training.
3. Not all results are measurable, so you’ve got to listen to your body. This experiment felt good, and perhaps that’s enough. In the long run, I KNOW that I’ll be better off for regular exercise, even if it’s low intensity.
But, before I go further, I do love to give the opportunity to catch up on how the week went, so here are the results of the last 6 days:
So, was this experiment worth doing? Yes, very much so.
However, the tone of this experiment evolved to something very different. This became an experiment doomed to failure and success all at the same time. I think, with few exceptions, it’s unlikely that anyone will see a major change from a week of low-intensity strength training. However, moving your body is a good thing. Exercising your body in a low-intensity way can feel good, and it has mental impacts as well. As I found, it can help you relax out the tensions of a long day.
Essentially the failure is in creating a measurable change and the success is in the fact that I think this is something I should adopt into my regular life.
Truly something to think on, and hopefully something I remember!