It’s also important to understand that if you’re overweight, it’s not necessarily because you’re physically lazy. Common sense has it backwards. People aren’t fat because they don’t exercise... people don’t exercise because they’re fat. If you were told that you could be Adrian Peterson for 24 hours, you’d be sprinting around like a puppy during its first time in the park. Conversely, if any self-proclaimed exercise lovers (p.s. I hate you) worked as hard as they do, only to find themselves looking like this guy, there's a good chance they’d throw in the towel.
Far too often I see people make New Year’s resolutions to hit the treadmill every single day before work. When the number on the scale doesn’t budge, they give up on fitness -- each time lasts longer than the one before. Exercise is great for your health, of course, but thinking that it will shed pounds is, ironically, what might be keeping them on.