I decided to join the weight loss group at the gym I attended. I was horrified and angry to be informed by the gym instructors running the class that the only way to lose weight was "to hammer the gym". Fortunately I have been dieting and using gyms long enough to know this is not the case, added to which I cannot hammer the gym even if I wanted to because I had an operation which means my big toe is fused and will not bend therefore I have to be more careful exercising. This was not the case with many of the women within this group who started going to back to back classes every day and couldn't understand why they were completely knackered and suffering the side effects.
Anyway as I say the attitude made me very angry but in an odd way it also motivated me, I cancelled my membership of this gym as I decided I did not want to be a member of any organisation which gave such bad advice to its members and have started dieting on my own. Since leaving the gym I have now lost 6lbs in 2 weeks (no a massive weight loss but a sensible one). I walk a lot anyway with the dogs, but will be upping my exercise over the next few weeks, but to anyone who is told "the only way to lose weight is by hammering the gym" I am here to tell you that is just not true!
Oh and to the gym in question, thanks for the motivation!