I used to think that the 10lb rule was bullshit, but now I realize that I can’t live with less. I used to think that I could cut back 10lb a year, but now I know exactly what does that mean. It means that I am never going to be super thin. It also means that I can’t just go to the gym and jump on the elliptical machine and never have a fat day.
I used to think that working out was the only way I could feel good about myself. I used to think that I could never be a dieter, but now I see that a lot of my excess weight actually comes from being over-exhausted.
Sure exercise might help you lose weight, but if you’re not taking it seriously, it can backfire. If you don’t give it a shot, you can lose all your muscle mass in a couple of months and you can’t even run. I can’t imagine that my body would have been a great candidate for a workout routine, but the thought of it made me want to bust out the gym.
In the end, the answer is usually the same as it is in most other areas of life: exercise is important, but no matter how much you exercise, you are probably going to gain weight the next time around. If youre only trying to lose weight, you may find that a little bit of exercise is all you need to keep yourself in shape.
The gym is a great place to start, but it can’t be your only exercise. Like any other healthy habit, you need to build it into your daily routine. If you exercise once a day, you should be doing your best to make sure you’ve built up a good base of muscle mass as well. If your body is more inclined to break down, it will be easier to get back up and do some sort of exercise routine.
It’s also important to make sure that whatever you’re working out on is something you enjoy and that you don’t do it just because it feels good. If you’re really good at weightlifting but hate it, then don’t do it. If you’re not quite the athlete that you were as a child, exercise will be a lot harder for you.
This is true for everyone, no matter how good they are at something, no matter how much they love it. If you’re not enjoying it, it won’t be as effective, and it won’t give you a competitive edge.
I know this to be true too. I have a 3-year-old son who is an exercise fanatic, so I sometimes do things for him that I wouldn’t do for myself. One of the things I love to do, especially if he’s busy, is to do “scratch” workouts for him. Basically I do one set of squats, one series of pushups, and one set of pushups with a couple of kettlebell swings.
As a 3-year-old, I loved to do these simple things with the boys, but I had to stop when I was 3. I was so busy learning to walk and learn how to hold my arm up for 5 seconds that it wasnt until I was 7 that I realized I could do this stuff.
But just because I can, that doesn’t mean I should. People who work out for the sake of it are a rare breed. They are usually very disciplined and smart. I have no idea what these people accomplish in their workouts, but I can say with certainty that I wouldn’t want to get a workout like this for my own. The fact that someone is doing it for me makes it not just a bit annoying, but downright dangerous.