A Quick Rant

It's January, which means everyone's out there working on their New Year Resolutions, i.e. everyone is trying to lose weight. The gyms are packed and everyone's bought new sneakers and everyone believes they will lose weight *for realz* this time and OMG IT IS MAKING ME SO ANGRY.  I'm sorry. I can't help it. Seriously people, if you want to lose weight, cardio isn't going to do it. Heck, lifting weights isn't even going to do it.  The fact of the matter is if you want to lose weight, you have to focus on nutrition.

As Brad Pilon points out, you can't out-train a bad diet.

And even if you could, cardio isn't the way to do it. Right now, my facebook is flooded with women (and a few men) signing up for marathons as if 1) the entry fee will be enough to make them move; 2) training for a marathon will actually make them lose weight; and 3) diet doesn't matter.  But the facts are your diet DOES matter, your diet is more than just calories (i.e. Fuck Calories), and cardio won't make you thin.

So seriously. Stop setting yourself up for failure. Stop focusing on these big things that you think will change your life, because in actuality, it's the small day-to-day habits that both make you who you are and determine your health. Signing up for a marathon isn't going to magically make you awesome. It's also not going to magically do the work for you. So find a first step, a small step, and do that. And then consistently do that step until you are consistently awesome.

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