Orangetheory and hormonal imbalance – Carrots ‘N’ Cake
Ever jump on the bandwagon of a new trend only to discover that it ain’t all it cracked up to be? ???? That was my experience with Orangetheory. Ugh, actually, it was more like Orangetheory and hormonal imbalance.
This week’s Youtube video unpacks why Orangetheory wasn’t for me – and why it might not be the best for you, either ????
Orangetheory and hormonal imbalance
Instead of losing weight > I gained weight
Instead of feeling energized > I felt exhausted but couldn’t sleep
Instead of balancing my body’s fuel needs > I craved carbs like no other
It was the weirdest thing but after 8 to 12 weeks of doing Orangetheory workouts, I couldn’t keep ignoring those symptoms. ????♀️
Here’s the thing, I’ve done all sorts of exercise programs and fitness routines over the years, and I have to admit Orangetheory was probably the most intense and it taught me so much about my body. ????
Essentially, it taught me what DOESN’T ???? work for my body, which is why I quit.
I know, I’m not alone when it comes to some of these symptoms.
If any of these resonate with you, like I said, maybe it’s time to look a little bit differently at your workout.????
Maybe try something new. And maybe yeah, that high-intensity format is just too much for your body.
Let me know in the comments – have you tried Orangetheory? What did you think? ????
P.S. For the record, I do NOT hate Orangetheory. It’s a fun workout, but just too intense for someone like me, who is running a business with a chronic disease.