On Marion's Affection for Fitness Blog she talked about a Day at the Gym and a conversation with another gym member and seven obvious things about a situation with another person. This really spoke to me because some of these obvious points are sometimes invisible in my life and perhaps you will find the same holds true for you.
Here are the Seven Obvious Things and my comments:
2) The cardio machines are the biggest liars ever. Pudgy people tell me that they worked off 1200 calories in a workout, so why do they stay pudgy? Because, I repeat, cardio machines are the biggest liars ever. Those people probably burned off about 250 calories for a 1 hour cardio workout, not 1200 calories the cardio machines say. I write about this occasionally and when I mentor people I tell them to to never track the calorie burns as a way to eat more. Machines lie, books lie. besides, as it says in #1: Weight is not lost in the gym, it's lost in the kitchen. The easiest way to lose weight is--don't eat the doughnut--to immediately avoid 350 or more calories.
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4) This woman was mainly doing cardio. Cardio doesn't sculpt body shape very much. Weightlifting, yoga, and pilates are much better for getting a better body shape. I know this and yet I forget it sometimes. I have been slacking off on my weight bearing exercises and yoga and I see that is not good for my body shape so add more workouts without paying attention to the form of those workouts. Aerobics, while essential to the big picture, does nothing for the little parts.
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6) She was not "receptive" to fixing her faulty fitness formula. She was too resistant to good advice that would have helped her. I have to have an open mind, an awareness that I do not have all the answers and a willingness to be taught. The best thing I was ever receptive to is this: I cannot do this alone.
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Do you have some obvious points you sometimes forget?