I’ll tell ya. I can people watch all day sometimes. Thankfully, in NYC, it’s very easy to do that. My favorite type to observe is the gym goer who insists on a smoothie for ‘energy’ before they exercise.
As soon as they’re done exercising 30 minutes later, they’re ’starving’! So, they get themselves a wrap.
Well, 60 minutes after the start of their exercise journey, 1000 calories has been consumed.
Let’s break it down: 30 minutes was used to eat and the other 30 to exercise. Interesting…
Trading 1 hour of our time in to exercise for 30 minutes so we can burn 200-350 calories only to consume 800-1000 calories isn’t worth it, at all.
Sure, it’s worth it if you want to feel good.
However, if you want to change the way you look –> this trade of time and calories for less time and more calories is not a good one.
If you’re exercising to change how you look it’s imperative to realize this.
You can run for 2 hours, be dripping in sweat, have burned 1200 calories, however, if you go grab a milkshake – you’ll have been better off not exercising in the first place.
THE reason why you see people in the gym over and over – looking the same again and again – is because they’re eating too much.
Are you exercising to change the way you feel or look?
No matter what, exercise will make us feel good! But if you’re exercising for weight loss make sure that you’re not the smoothie and wrap eating type or else you’re wasting your time.
By the way, did I mention the benefits of exercise?
Exercise is a key to happiness – which after all, is what it’s all about. Research shows that people who exercise are healthier, more energetic, think more clearly, sleep better, and have delayed onset of dementia. They also get relief from anxiety and mild depression, comparable to medication. And not surprisingly, exercisers also perform better at work.
Of course, there’s more to it than simply eating less – or else we’d all do it. Behavioral change is extremely hard, and if you don’t have any accountability, it’s almost impossible to make that happen. Consider MBT – we’ve helped 100’s of people throughout the US and world get the body they want via our proven methods and system.