Training Not Matching Your Goals?

So over the past year at the I watched this young lady do cardio every single day. Her workout was like this. She would do about twenty minutes on the stair climber.


Then she would move over to the elliptical for another 20 plus minutes.


As I would be finishing up my workout and headed out the door, she would be on the stationary bike.  She was a small thinly built woman but I often wonder what was her fitness goal.

And you are right that it really isn’t any of my business what  she is doing or why but for the 10 or 15 of us that were at the gym at 4:30 in the morning, you start to notice everyone work.

My work schedule changed over a year ago which I couldn’t continue get to the gym in the early morning hours anymore and had to switch to the afternoon rush with the rest of the world. But every now then, I run into some of the early morning gym goers.

And a few days go I ran into the same young lady that that use to do “just” cardio everyday. So she came over and gave me hard time with a snarly comment of “Haven’t seen you around lately, where have you been?”

I explained that I switched my schedule around and couldn’t come in the morning anymore. But I realized she doesn’t look like the thin small frame woman that was simply doing cardio. I complimented her with a “Looks, like you are still I here training everyday.”

She explained that she switched her training up a lot and started lifting weights along with eating more calories and reduced the amount of cardio she was doing. She commented that her training didn’t fit her goals which is why I’m writing this post.

And I wondered how many people meal and workout plan doesn’t really fit their goals. I mean you have a marathon runner that wants to look like a sprinter or basketball player that wants to look like a bodybuilder.



If this is the case, you might want to think twice about how you are training. Just because you are hitting the gym each and every day doesn’t really mean you are working to reach your personal goal. Take the time to make sure your workout will put that much closer to your goal. 

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