Good Intentions, Poor Results: Works like a Horse, Eats like a Pig

Here is my fifth and final blog on why people seem to have such good intentions, but get such poor results. In each blog I give both the problem and the solution. If you missed this series, here’s a recap…

Problem #1: Can’t seem to start
Problem #2: Motivation Issues
Problem #3: Hopelessness
Problem #4: Delusional
now onto Problem #5….

#5: Selectively Disciplined: They’re work harder in the gym, than the kitchen.

overweightThis person has great intentions. They work their butt off in the gym – BUT, when it comes to food, it’s a big FAIL.

This person likely enjoys working out, or at least doesn’t mind it. As a result, they are the first to post their insane workouts and share their their hard work, so people can see their amazing efforts. As a result, people feel so sorry for this type of person when they find out they aren’t losing weight because they see how hard they work. This person looks like they have great intentions but the gods are just not on this person’s sides. (and if you know me, that’s supposed to be funny since I only believe in one God, not mystical gods that help people lose weight).

OK, so back to this hard worker. The problem is, this person fully believes they should be able to control their weight with exercise – and while exercise is helpful and can improve health, it is no competition for food. Exercise will always lose. Or, they are in denial, and think they are eating healthier, and eating fewer calories, than they truly are.

Solution: This person needs to understand that tough exercise is not enough when it comes to weight loss. They can be a maniac on the aerobics floor (my FlashDance throwback), but until they are a maniac in the kitchen, they will never 100% reap the benefits of their hard work. It’s time for this person to go all the way with their fitness – both in the gym and at the dinner table.

This Week’s Mantra:

good intentions

Owner of Lift Vero and motivational "pfitness, pfood and pfaith" blogger in Vero Beach, Florida.


  • willorock

    I can identify with this 100%. I am aware that I HAVE to work on my eating habits… and this just reinforces and sets a new focus!!! Thank you so much for posting this!

  • tracye1

    Amen. Diet is ALWAYS my issue. Love the tips…keep ’em coming! IN the meantime, I’ve got eggs boiled up, chicken baked and sweet potatoes on the ready, as well as veggies chopped and ready to face the week ahead!

  • fitblr

    Just found these post, and I have bookmarked all of them! The best thing about this is not only do you point out very big problems people encounter, and you also come with a great solution. A really great series of posts

  • kristyshealthrevolution

    This is me for sure! I can workout 6 days a week, no problem, because I LOVE it, but I struggle hard with eating right. It’s hard when you’re an exercise-aholic because it makes you hungry! I just try to write everything down and make sure I’m following the 80/20 rule — 80% of the time, I try to eat as clean as possible and indulge about 20% of the time.

  • Kelli

    Bonnie, thanks for this week of great information. I am guilty of a few of these myself, so this was like a reality check! I really enjoy all the information you put out there and would love to see “your” timeline and the steps you took on your journey to where you are now. Thanks for keeping us motivated:)

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