The the day I was eavesdropping on a conversation between two middle-aged men. Both of them were talking about how they wanted to lose some weight after the first of the year.
One man said: “My New Year’s Resolution is going to be to work out every day at the gym for two hours. I’m going to use the treadmill for a half hour, then the stair-stepper for a half hour, then the bicycle for a half hour, and so on.”
The other man said: “That’s too much. I think you’ll be overtraining. I’m going to go on a Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday 60-minute cardio routine I read about in a fitness magazine.”
As much as I wanted to speak up and say something, I kept my mouth shut. But I’ll tell you what I would do. It goes like this:
Forget the hour or two of cardio. I’ve seen thousands of people follow that routine and get nowhere. Replace them with two to three, 15-20 minute workouts that create results that you can see and feel inside of a week.
And just to prove it to yourself how powerful this routine is, don’t even bother changing your diet at first. You can do that later after you’re so excited with the result you’re getting that you’ll want more.
Think of it: Instead of trying to change how you look and feel with food and exercise, and never be totally sure which is doing you the most good, start with the routine I teach first and you’ll know the difference. In my program The Fastest Way Humanly Possible to Burn Fat I give you a routine that goes to work on stubborn fat even if you’re still eating junk.
Once you see the program working, even while eating junk, I think it’ll inspire you to see what you can accomplish if you combine scientific exercise with intelligent food choices.