I’m talking with “coworker” and she says she wants me to help her lose weight. I personally try to steer clear of this, one because I’m in no way shape or form a weight loss expert, I lost weight but I also got A’s in Calculus, now it looks like a foreign language to me. “I only really wanna lose like 10 lbs, just like my stomach and thighs” I’m completely uninterested at this point. “Coworker” got a sneaky hot body already so maybe this is just one of her ploys to talk to me more after her whole incident at the mixer. But aside from that I get annoyed when people talk about losing weight and only cite certain areas. It’s become a pet peeve of mines. Actually a lot of things have, in regards to diet and fitness. There’s so much misinformation out there that even a self proclaimed non expert like myself can’t help but be like wtf???
I’ve tried them all at some point. I’ve popped a Xenadrine i’m sweating….WOO. Teas, shakes, 6 meals a day, fasting, heavy lifting, light lifting, AM workouts, PM workouts, cheat days, cheat weeks, strict clean eating, 2000 calories a day, 1400 a day…at the end of the day I’m 83 lbs lighter (Yes still I have yet to lose a pound in 2013 give or take fluctuations) and have no idea why. I guess that’s more a testament to how really unjustifiably bad I was before. However if there was anything I’ve learned so far….
Pay for quality– I’m notoriously cheap. I thought I could run 3 miles in my old Air Forces, homemade cleanses work as well as any one their selling, the green coffee bean extract pills on EBay are probably legit like store brand cereals, Planet Fitness is a quality gym for the price #shots. All wrong, Well PF is cool if you find a decent one.
Accountability– No, it’s not all water weight, no muscle doesn’t weigh more than fat, and you know Damn Well that wasn’t a 400 calorie meal you ate. These were all things I had to accept at some point. I remember when I got under 250 you couldn’t tell me anything, next thing you know I was 265 again. Sometimes we get in our own way.
Challenge Yourself– Even way back in the day when I went to the Y with my friends, my favorite machine was the leg press. I had strong legs, when all else failed I would leg press 500, 600, I even had a school gym record of 900 lbs(someone would top it at 1000, he was on PEDs I’m still convinced), I couldn’t do much else but that was where I owned. Yet I couldn’t do proper squats or lunges. I could do an hour on the elliptical but only jog in 2-3 minute intervals. I wasn’t pushing myself and the scale/tape showed it. Dropping to 10 lbs in a month was cool, deadlifting 10 more lbs than I weighed that week was cooler.
And most importantly…
Results may vary– The reason I never care to give advice is because what works/doesn’t work for me might not have the same effect on someone else. For every rule of thumb one has I bet there’s 50 articles debunking it, Running vs Jogging, whole eggs vs egg whites, strength vs cardio, short workouts vs long workouts in essence nobody really knows. Only thing that’s the consensus is watch what you eat and get off your behind. Well unless Sensa and Lipozene apparently they’re miracle burners. #moreshots