A couple of years ago I was hitting the gym at a hotel while I was on holiday. I know what I wanted to do so quietly walked over to the corner, put down a mat and cracked on. A short, ultra-high intensity session was what I had in mind. The gym was packed out with the usual useless equipment, a few cardio machines, and a few body weight pieces.
So I cracked on and hit it hard for the next 20 minutes… Sweating like a crazy so I could get back to the beach to spend time with my other half. In the short time I was in the gym I saw some useless workouts. I saw two guys (who took their tops off first) jump on the bench-press station and take it in turns. That was it.
Lots of talking in between and no other exercises (maybe a few bicep curls but that’s about it). And then – get this – I saw a woman walking on a treadmill in high heels. You what…?! I’ve never seen anything like that before. Any why she bothered to go to a gym to walk on a treadmill for 30 minutes is beyond me.
Which brings me to the point of this article. It doesn’t matter what exercise you do. Remember – it’s about the calorific deficit first and foremost if you want to lose weight and burn fat.
But what you must, Must, MUST do is exercise with a purpose. Don’t go to a gym….Get on a treadmill…Or step outside your front door…And just half-ass it.
Exercise with a purpose. Put some effort into it. P-L-E-A-S-E!
No half-hearted walking on a treadmill. No wandering aimlessly around the gym. No walking with your best buddies having a chat. Just make sure you make the most of your time and get something from your training. Work up a sweat. Get out of breathe. How? I don’t really care. Do what excites you. Do what you enjoy. And do something you’ll do consistently.
One last thing… This is the third tip in my exercise articles, make a commitment to train 2 or 3 times a week for the rest of your life. I don’t just want you to lose weight – I want you to lose weight PERMANENTLY and I want you to enjoy all the health benefits that come with exercise.
From battling depression and helping you feel good about yourself through to enjoying cheat meals, drinking or eating ice-cream at the weekend! Life is for living. And it can only get better when you’re fitter, stronger, looking better, feeling great and ready to make the most of it.
That’s how it is. Anyway, your time is valuable…so make good use of it