I was thinking about this yesterday and the word "oxymoron" popped into my head.
Before I go any further check this out. Did you know that more than one oxymoron is the work oxymora? You just learned something new. Bam!
Ok, where was I?
Oh yeah. Quick message...
I don't know which is the biggest oxymoron in fitness but there two oxymora are right up there so I will say they are both equal.
Oxymoron: To gain more energy you need to expel more energy.
Oxymoron: To burn more calories you need to eat more calories.
Crazy talk for sure.
Let's look at the first one.
Have you every laid around in bed on the weekend and felt lethargic? Of course. We all have! Do you notice that the less you do the more tired your body gets?
To get more energy you need to be more fit. To be more fit you need to do more with your body.
On the outside it would make sense that you rest and you have more energy because you are conserving. Not true! Your body has natural energy that needs to come out. If you don't use it then it is wasted.
A couple of months ago I did a really hard week at the gym. Then I did a killer 60 minute workout on Saturday. Of course on Sunday I did a trail half marathon and had a fantastic race. I race better when I am tired. The more you rest before a big race the worse you feel.
Sometimes you need to rest but usually you just need to get off your butt and get to work. The more you work the better you will feel. Truth.
Same goes with eating. I blog all the time about people not eating enough. In a recent blog I talked about the 3 word secret to weight loss, "Eat more food". This is another truth!
When you consume more quality calories your body has more energy and your metabolism goes up!
It may seem like an oxymoron but it is not. To burn more calories (in other words raise your metabolism) you need to eat more calories.
American is getting fatter and fatter because we are always looking for an easier way to do things. We are looking for a short cut. There are no short cuts. Eat more high quality food and more you body more.
That's it folks. It's so simple that most people just won't do it.
Have you checked out Teresa's blog yet? She is focusing on healthy meals and getting fit. This girl has transformed her body and it a total machine in the gym. Check out her blog to see how she is doing it!
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