Tuesday, 16 September 2014

# Exercise # fasting

Can I keep Exercising while fasting?

Hey Sweets,
Sorry for the late post, i had to dash out to the market, you know its kinna therapeutic for me. I gatts reach there 3 or 4 times a week o. Lol. It makes me happy to see fresh fresh things. Ehen, to the bizniz of today....

Do you workout while fasting? I know many people will frown their faces and say HOW??? Lol! Well in my opinion, yes, you sure can. The human body is capable of doing so may super things, if you don't try, you will never know. Imagine being made in the image and likeness of God, there is nothing you cant do.

I remember earlier on in the year, during Lent, when i posted some pics of me working out on bbm, a friend asked me if i was fasting? I said "Yes i am fasting o" And she asked, "And you still workout?" I said "yes". Although, for some reasons, I wasn't fasting daily.

Matthew 6:16-18 “And when you fast, do not look gloomy like the hypocrites, for they disfigure their faces that their fasting may be seen by others. Truly, I say to you, they have received their reward. But when you fast, anoint your head and wash your face, that your fasting may not be seen by others but by your Father who is in secret. And your Father who sees in secret will reward you.”

The point i'm trying to make is that you can fast, exercise and keep maintaining your new lifestyle, its all about doing it right. Your healthy lifestyle doesn't have to stop till you end the fast.  Here are 3 ways you can do it:

  1. 6am to 12 noon fast: For those that are self employed and have the time, If you are fasting till 12 noon. Start your workout or go to the gym between 11am and 11.30am, do some 15 to 30 mins workout. Get home, pray, then break your fast with a a glass of water, a piece of fruit and then have a light meal 10 mins later. 
  2. 6am to 3pm fast: . Break your fast by 3pm with a glass of water, a piece of fruit (preferably a banana) then have a light meal later on. Here, i suggest you leave the workout till evening time, about 6pm  
  3. 6am to 6pm fast: Break your fast with a piece of fruit and some water, eat and rest. You can, do your workout at about 8pm, later that night. Eat a bit more clean food then relax before going to bed by 10pm...or so.
No, working out and fasting will not kill you, take it from me. Just do it the right way and you will be fine. It will even help you learn how to resist food temptations more. Go about your daily work normally.

Be careful not to dive into the pot of food after your fast o, too much food at once could hurt you. Don't let your new life style affect your relationship with God. I think i have more energy to workout on days when i'm fasting, i really don't know why. The only thing i will say is that you should reduce your workout time and the intensity.

Have you tried this? Please gist us. God bless


  1. Perfect timing. This post was for me. Thanks for the info.

  2. Thanks! I believe its for Me too. Am So grateful Cheliz.. You have changed my life in ways you may not know. Imagine I never tot I would be exercising everyday but here I am I don't even feel well wen I go a day without it! Though I don't do up to 45min work out par day. I do 20min I graduated from 10 to 20min I believe with time I will get there. Thanks a lot. I was thinking how will I go without working out since am fasting but then your post came in handy. God bless you :)
    Even though I must confess the scale is not moving I am not discouraged I will match and forge on. Aliana

    1. Awww, all Glory to God. I am humbled Aliana. Thank you. I pray you reach your weight loss goals soon and all your prayers answered in Jesus name. God bless you too darling.

  3. This came at the right time for me too, I take a thirty minute brisk walk during this period, the info on how to break the fast is really good I would just gobble a plate of food now I know better thanks.

    1. Hi Sharon, I'm glad it helped. Thanks for commenting.