This is one of those discussions that could go into a million directions. This is going to be quick, though.
I’m no longer but have been, a compulsive exerciser.
I truly enjoy working out, and it’s my career. And police fitness, well, that shit has to be extreme. We’re talking SuperHero level. There’s just no other way.
There was a time when I did the 700 abs without stopping, probably accomplishing absolutely nothing. And working out despite injury or illness. And while there’s some of that sometimes (with slight injury), I no longer fit into the category of a “compulsive exerciser.” Mainly, because I eat an incredible amount of food. And I do other things too, like watch a show on the net lol. I have “lazy” times! Yay!
While I’m a small person… I’m described in-person as “rugged,” with jokes made about my thighs (22″ a piece) that I could be a linebacker or “move a linebacker,” as well move a fridge. (Which is not triggering, whatsoever 🙂 )
Coming back from severe c-spine injury which ended my dance career…I was told by the doctor (upon approval to return to heavy training gradually) that he could roll me into a ball, toss me into a wall and I’d “be fine.” I replied, “well, we should really DO IT THEN with the radiology equipment around the corner!” His reply: “Get out of here, you nut!” 😉
And again, while a small person, some of the guys I train say how they wouldn’t mess with me. I laugh and ask why they say that. They’ve replied, “It’s in your walk, girl. Those gymnast thighs.”
I’m just a dainty girl in disguise 😉
I’ve always worked out intensely…it’s pretty much the only way I know LOL. Nowadays, I couldn’t work out without proper nutrition because it doesn’t feel “right.” That’s due to therapy…I buy my exercise with nutrition. And at the end of a day, I look forward to a real feast. 🙂 Sometimes in my bed! (Always what I dreamt about while starving myself.)