Fortunately, I’ve met a lot a nice people at the gym. For the most part, everyone takes their workouts pretty seriously and there’s not a ton of chatter. Most people are hard at work sweating it out and making the time that they have count.
Unfortunately, I’ve also noticed several of the same people on the same treadmills and elliptical machines doing the same thing every day and always looking exactly the SAME!? What gives? These people are taking time out of their busy day to come workout, but there’s never a real noticeable difference in their appearance. After many months of monitoring this, I’ve come to the one conclusion that I know is true…it’s their diets!
Yes, you should be working out...yes, you should be sweating...and yes, it’s great that you’re motivated enough to actually make it to the gym and put in the hard work! But, why make it harder on yourself by not eating healthy (clean, non-processed foods & NO sugar) all the time?
Who wants to waste time dogging it out on a treadmill every single day with no real results? Don’t keep doing the same old thing by eating cruddy and then trying to make up for it with cardio. If you eat clean, that’s 80% of the battle right there! The next 20% can be spent on weight training.
In a recent study from the University of Southern Maine, it showed that weight training offered more bang for your buck in the calorie-burning department than cardio. Participants burned as many calories in 30 minutes of weight training as they did going for a 30-minute run at a lightening fast six-minute-per-mile pace. So, if you're looking to burn calories, weight training is your best bet!
If you want to look the same…do the same. If you want to look different, then do something different…EAT CLEAN & LIFT WEIGHTS! J