As of writing of this article, May 16, 2005, we are all almost 5 months into our New Year's Resolutions.
Are you skinny yet?
Did you find your six-pack?
Does your butt look like you wanted it to in those jeans?
For a lot of you, answers to these questions are going to be "No, No, and, I took jeans back to store".
Why? You are a victim of Fitness Wars, that's why. Your Girth is winning out over your Resolution, and you are probably more frustrated now than you were when you started!
Is there some master conspiracy that is keeping you from getting in shape? Do rules of energy in vs. energy out not apply to you? Are you in a fat-loss vacuum where normal laws of weight loss don't work?
Of course not. Yet, you still can't lose bodyfat, and it is likely because you are simply confused.
If you are like most people, you have gotten fitness advice from radio, TV, friends, family members, magazines, maybe even a Personal Trainer. Who had most to gain from giving you fitness advice?
The radio, TV, magazines, and even your trainer are all interested in getting paid for handing out advice to you. Does that make them most qualified to help you? With possible exception of your personal trainer, no, it really doesn't.
What about your friends and family? Let's answer this question first: Was person who gave you advice in good shape? If not, then point of that question should be clear!
Fitness Wars - all of these different people and agencies trying to get you to do something or buy something.
How about a little thing that some people like to call "Back to Basics"? Prepare Thyself! You are about to be shown true secrets to fitness success!!
1. Proper Nutrition. For those of you who don't know what that is, a good rule of thumb is that if man made it, don't eat it! If that isn't enough information for you, then consult a professional nutritionist, or do free research online. If you pay a professional, make sure they are properly credentialed. If you do research yourself, don't believe what you find if that site is obviously more interested in your money than in your health.