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Are Your Working Out TOO Hard?

Work So HardI see some total rockstars in the gym that run faster, lift heavier and train longer than I do. I see some people in the gym twice a day, but they aren’t getting any fitter or thinner.

Don’t get me wrong, not everyone is trying to get thinner, but I’m talking about people I KNOW who want to get thinner. My first thought is they are working extra hard in the gym to make up for what they are not doing at home in the kitchen.

It happens all the time. People OVER-train because they are UNDER-disciplined with food. (I know, that’s not a word, but you get my drift).

It is hard to build muscle when you are constantly trying to run the food (and fat) off. It would be better, in my opinion, for you to practice MORE discipline with your eating and relax a bit in the gym.

Do less cardio and more diet. Why? Because running doesn’t require a lot of muscular power, so our body is more likely to burn muscle and store body fat since that is the primary source of fuel for that activity.

However, HIIT training, weight training and a proper high-protein diet teaches our body that we NEED muscle. If we can control our caloric intake, boost protein, weight train and not rely on so much cardio for fat loss, we can lose body fat with our diet, while maintaining (or even adding) muscle to get the results we want.

It will take a different kind of strength and will-power than the strength and will-power it takes to get our lazy butts to the gym, but it will deliver results faster than just trying to work the weight off.

Is it time to boost your efforts in the kitchen? Give it a try! I promise it will be worth it!!

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  1. Kate B. Forsyth

    Absolutely this article makes sense, most of my friends are crazy about going to the gym every day but they have no proper diet, they ate a lot of pizza, burgers and etc.

    Though there is an improvement, but it’s very slow, but with Bonnie’s tips to have a proper diet and get rid of those temptations, eat a lot of healthier foods and healthy drinks, we could achieve our goals fast.

    Get fit with these healthy foods and mix it up with your daily workouts to achieve fast results. https://behealthy.today/healthy-foods-weight-loss/

    Thanks for sharing Bonnie, Great job!

  2. Stephanie Richards

    “People OVER-train because they are UNDER-disciplined with food.”

    Yup, that’s me. Staying disciplined in the kitchen is just so hard though – especially when you’ve been working out so hard! It’s a vicious cycle of sorts, I suppose…

  3. Rebecca@defensesoap

    Totally agreed! Some people work more harder than requirement which results nothing. Sometimes harms instead getting positive results. Everything needs to done in appropriate amount to get desired results.

  4. Chris Coulson

    I completely agree with you. A lot of people are crazy good with their workout programs but kill them selves in the kitchen. Great Article!

  5. Susan Forholt

    This quote really spoke to me as I do a lot of cardio “Do less cardio and more diet. Why? Because running doesn’t require a lot of muscular power, so our body is more likely to burn muscle and store body fat since that is the primary source of fuel for that activity.”
    Thank you for clarifying that!! I will concentrate more on strength training and building muscle and practice clean eating!! Love your recipes btw!

  6. Stephen

    Hello Bonnie,

    Great article. I see the same examples of people trying to compensate for what appears to be their poor diet. I agree that people need to be more disciplined in what they are putting into their bodies.

    That being said, I also understand that many people struggle with the temptations they have around them. Sometimes they can’t help but have certain things in their household.

    Do you think the people that need to be more disciplined need to have more will power or just get rid of the temptations altogether?

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