Every year the vicious cycle starts to repeat itself; between February and April (even into May) a great mass of people vow to get "Summer Sexy". These are the people who are sedentary for 9 months out of each 12 month cycle, who keep the restaurant, fast food and junk food industry profitable. The people who are inspired by the weekly ads for work out equipment that have realized this seasonal promotional sales blitz is a great time to sell some more home gyms. These people are the reason Tony Little still sells 1,000 units of 'The Gazelle' each year! These are also the people who ultimately fall victim to gym attrition. Who are so busy counting calories, drinking shakes, taking supplements and diet pills that they fail to realize that in order to be sexy in the summer, they need to be sexy year around -- furthermore a few weeks on the treadmill and eating a granola bar or two is not going to make a drastic difference.
My annoyance is also my comedy. I am amused by the diets, and propaganda for quick weight loss, 6 week 6 pack abs, and claims that 80-100lbs can be lost in just "three short months". For those late night infomercial watchers the before and after pictures are them. They say stuff like in just three short months I went from a blubber belly to a rock hard beach body" just by doing blah blah blah. Most times I just want to issue a C'MON SON! If weight loss were that simple don't you think the obesity epidemic would fall off the radar, and we would go back to discussing the War on Drugs?
I have said it before and I will say it again. Diets are a straight set up for failure. Lifestyle changes are the only way to truly lose weight and KEEP IT OFF. Unless you like to wear a 5 size variance of clothing throughout the year, put an additional strain on your heart with the up and down of weight and just feel like pure crap? I suggest changing the way you eat, become more active and cease and desist with the vow to become Summer Sexy! Remember there are four seasons to contend with.
So in your mad dash to become the next video vixen for the summer, or Mr. Rock Hard Abs, keep in mind your lifestyle needs to change and not just for the next 6-8 weeks; but forever!