When Exercise Is Just Another Diet

By Marsha Hudnall
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Do you remember the last time you woke up determined to go for a walk, head to the gym, or do some sort of physical activity in order to burn calories and lose weight, but didn’t make it out of bed until it was too late to do anything?

What’s that you say?  That describes most of your days?  Well, then, here’s the article for you!

Our latest FitBriefing,Is Your Exercise Plan Just Another Diet?,” was written with you in mind.  If you don’t feel like clicking through, maybe this snippet from it will inspire you.

You work hard to burn calories, exercising even though you really don’t like it, often pushing your body to its limits day after day.  You ignore feelings of fatigue, minor injuries, boredom and dread and just keep going. Until one day you can’t.  So you don’t.  All-or-nothing thinking sabotages you as one day turns into several, then into weeks and even months because the idea of working so hard isn’t something you can motivate yourself to do again.  So you sit on the couch, often overeating, until you get so disgusted with yourself, you start the cycle again.

Go ahead, click through.  You’ll find 4 tips for how to become a regular exerciser that can help you go beyond burning calories to find the motivation that will keep you moving.

Then come back and tell us what you think!

5 Responses (Add Yours)

  • Nicole D. says:

    EXACTLY what I needed to read today! Thank you, thank you, thank you! Now, how to figure out to get to GMFR!

  • Marsha says:

    We’ll leave the light on for ya, Nicole!

  • Karla says:

    I think doing exercise is the best way to lose some weight..Thanks for the info..

  • I think a lot of times the reason exercise feels like a diet is that no goals are set. You need a plan and a reason for what your are doing. When you have goals it becomes so much more than “exercising” you are now “training with a purpose”

  • Kathy says:

    I quit smoking 100 days ago and have realized in the last few weeks that I need to stop eating in lieu of smoking. I am finding it hard to not overeat. That vicious cycle of over sleeping then eating everything in site until I feel disgusted is hard to break. I am getting up to exercise but the overeating is very hard to stop. Thanks for the information on your website. It has been a big help.

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