ironwill wrote:and I think the old adage is true "you can't out train a bad diet.
very true. I think that is what hinders so many people from achieving sustained weight loss. Food addictions, hang ups, resistance to change in diet are probably the most prominent reasons for the lack of results.
For me, I have my ups and downs. I am currently trying to lose some stubborn pounds for our trip to see my husbands mom and family in VB. I have done fairly well, coming in right now at about 17 lbs. lighter than last year when we went. But still have a ways to go. I think my problem is mostly inconsistency with workouts and the whole food timing thing - when to eat what.
Tell Barbie to hang in there, not to be afraid of weights, some of the ladies here who look the fittest and are the smallest (not skinny - very muscled) - Cassie, Sandi, Bonnie - to name a few - all center their workouts around a combo of strength training, cardio and diet. They have educated themselves about what kind of foods to fuel up on, what kinds to avoid and when to eat what kinds of foods - it is not a fast process, but it can happen.
Something Brentyboy said that has always stuck with me goes something like this:
"Decide what you really want, then make the choice, but either way you go, be happy with the choice."
I thought about that a lot. If I want to lose weight and get fit, then I give up the foods that are hindering me - and be happy with that choice. If I feel I can't give up the foods that are keeping me from losing weight - then that too is making a choice, so I need to accept it and be happy with it.
I like Brent, he is a very "black or white" kind of guy - you're either in or out, hot or cold, no lukewarm, nanby panby kind of stuff! LOL!