Why their training work- out is not working?

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Registered: 08-27-2001
Why their training work- out is not working?
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Mon, 09-19-2011 - 12:33am

I have some acquaintances who I see them once in a week during aerobics class, on Sunday I don’t see them during the week because I don’t go to the gym they attend I only see them at some free aerobics classes we tend to share on Sundays at a public park. I know these acquaintances for more than a year now perhaps even 2. The thing is that if you see them physically, you can’t say they really work out and train hard enough and this is true.l I don’t like like a super change in their bodies since I met them 2 yrs ago. They are the same with no change at all. They always say that during the week they hit the gym after work, they do weight lifting, they do spinning, they use the treadmill, etc One of them even say she runs 3 times a week. But if u really see them they don’t have the body of a person who really works out 5 days week each week. They are ladies with no thin bone structure, they are somewhat fat. One of them is tall but still, she does not look thin. The other lady either, is not thin either.

My question is how come if they say they work out during the week

Community Leader
Registered: 04-05-2002
Mon, 09-19-2011 - 8:03am

Genes (and diet) play a big factor in how thin a person is.






iVillage Member
Registered: 08-16-2006
Mon, 09-19-2011 - 10:09pm

Hi Maru!

Not knowing your acquantances it would be difficult for any of us to say whether or not they are fit.

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Community Leader
Registered: 04-07-2008
Tue, 09-20-2011 - 3:27pm

Diet! I bet it has everything to do with what they are eating. My husband struggles with his weight despite the fact he works out constantly. He'll insist that he doesn't eat much when in fact all he does is eat. He snacks all day long and doesn't even realize it. He gets so mad at us for pointing out the fact he snacks so much because he absolutely insists he doesn't. It's always a handful of cereal, a bite of this or bite of that...always something that he doesn't count.

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Registered: 09-02-2003
Tue, 09-20-2011 - 3:45pm
Hi Maru, I agree with the other ladies, there are a lot of ways to judge fitness that are not outwardly obvious.

The other things to consider are:

Perhaps they are exercising a lot but not changing their diet.
Perhaps they are going to the gym, but not necessarily working out to their best advantage.

The only thing you have control over is how you modify your own fitness habits. As long as people are making the effort to incorporatee fitness into their lives we should all be supportive, and simply work towards our own goals!

Great job on getting to those aerobics classes - that's one thing I have never been very good at! :-)

Community Leader
Registered: 04-05-2002
Tue, 09-20-2011 - 5:54pm

Love this post!






iVillage Member
Registered: 08-16-2006
Tue, 09-20-2011 - 10:52pm

Well said Miranda!

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Fri, 10-07-2011 - 2:09pm

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Registered: 09-02-2003
Sat, 10-08-2011 - 1:31pm
Mary - that is absolutely true! Those people who you see in the gym every day working out like the blazes are likely doing more harm than good if they're doing the same thing every day.