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Activity level question
Activity level question
12/19/12 1:57 PM
I just started doing insanity a couple of days ago and while I was looking through nutrition guide I saw something that I could use an opinion on. I'm trying to determine my exercise factor (Sedentary,Lightly Active, Moderately Active, Very Active, Extremely Active) and right now I'm not doing a lot of actual exercise other than insanity, but I have a relatively active job. I work as a cook while going to culinary school and work about 4-5 days a week and average around 30 hours. I'm always on my feet, running back and forth, have to do a decent amount of lifting (Pans, boxes of product, etc) and its usually pretty hot on the line.

Any advice on what my activity level can be considered? Keep in mind just starting out and I'm not doing insanity every day yet, I'm going every other day so my body gets use to working out hard again and doesn't burn out.
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RE: Activity level question
12/19/12 2:40 PM as a reply to SenorSquishy82.
SenorSquishy82:
I just started doing insanity a couple of days ago and while I was looking through nutrition guide I saw something that I could use an opinion on. I'm trying to determine my exercise factor (Sedentary,Lightly Active, Moderately Active, Very Active, Extremely Active) and right now I'm not doing a lot of actual exercise other than insanity, but I have a relatively active job. I work as a cook while going to culinary school and work about 4-5 days a week and average around 30 hours. I'm always on my feet, running back and forth, have to do a decent amount of lifting (Pans, boxes of product, etc) and its usually pretty hot on the line.

Any advice on what my activity level can be considered? Keep in mind just starting out and I'm not doing insanity every day yet, I'm going every other day so my body gets use to working out hard again and doesn't burn out.


Hi Senor,

I would say based on your current level of activity, you are moderately active. Hope that helps!

Coach Jeff
CPT,PES
motivFIT
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RE: Activity level question
12/19/12 4:23 PM as a reply to SenorSquishy82.
SenorSquishy82:
I just started doing insanity a couple of days ago and while I was looking through nutrition guide I saw something that I could use an opinion on. I'm trying to determine my exercise factor (Sedentary,Lightly Active, Moderately Active, Very Active, Extremely Active) and right now I'm not doing a lot of actual exercise other than insanity, but I have a relatively active job. I work as a cook while going to culinary school and work about 4-5 days a week and average around 30 hours. I'm always on my feet, running back and forth, have to do a decent amount of lifting (Pans, boxes of product, etc) and its usually pretty hot on the line.

Any advice on what my activity level can be considered? Keep in mind just starting out and I'm not doing insanity every day yet, I'm going every other day so my body gets use to working out hard again and doesn't burn out.


I work a good amount of ER shifts, always on my feet etc. I agree, I would consider yourself moderately active.

What type of food do you cook? emoticon I am addicted to top chef!

How is Insanity going?

Cheers!
Christina
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RE: Activity level question
12/19/12 11:07 PM as a reply to CoachCBove.
Thanks for the quick feedback guys! I was thinking moderately active too so that confirms it for me!

I'm still going through culinary school so its not a big time gig yet, I'm eventually wanting to get an executive chef position somewhere and perhaps someday open my own bakery. Right now though I just work the line part time at a local Italian restaurant. The food is good but I'm not the biggest pasta fan in the world, although our carbonara sauce is freaking awesome!...and unfortunately extremely unhealthy lol.

Insanity is going pretty good so far and I'm 100% gassed at the end of the workouts. I'm not starting the 60 day plan just yet though because my body really needs to adjust to being on a regular workout schedule again. The workout today though left me tired and sore but in a good way which is a huge improvement because after that first workout I had some trouble moving, that made work interesting. I'm liking it though and I'm excited to be getting into it!
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RE: Activity level question
12/20/12 7:14 AM as a reply to SenorSquishy82.
SenorSquishy82:
Thanks for the quick feedback guys! I was thinking moderately active too so that confirms it for me!

I'm still going through culinary school so its not a big time gig yet, I'm eventually wanting to get an executive chef position somewhere and perhaps someday open my own bakery. Right now though I just work the line part time at a local Italian restaurant. The food is good but I'm not the biggest pasta fan in the world, although our carbonara sauce is freaking awesome!...and unfortunately extremely unhealthy lol.

Insanity is going pretty good so far and I'm 100% gassed at the end of the workouts. I'm not starting the 60 day plan just yet though because my body really needs to adjust to being on a regular workout schedule again. The workout today though left me tired and sore but in a good way which is a huge improvement because after that first workout I had some trouble moving, that made work interesting. I'm liking it though and I'm excited to be getting into it!


Those are great goals! Just focus on your reason "why" you are doing this and give it 100% each day. You will get stronger, fell better about yourself, have more energy, and balance in your life! If you need anything, just let me know!

Coach Jeff
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