At the gym there are 2 types of people- people that work out and people that train. What is the difference?
- Working out is showing up to the gym with no real plan in mind. You throw some weights around, probably without good form. You do not really push yourself.
- Training has a end goal in mind. You have a plan to get your body to the goal with exercises that periodize and alterate for maximum impact. You use weights that are on point intensity-wise. Every rep is done in perfect form.
Listen to this podcast on the difference between working out and training, it is VERY informative: http://www.adonisindex.com/are-you-training-or-just-working-out/
http://www.venusindex.com/best-shape-in-50/ She struggled with her weight her whole life despite being extremely active and even running marathons. She went to the gym consistently but she did not feel like she looked the part. Finally at age 50, she found VI and it finally clicked. She is now a cover model and travels to speak about finding your best body at 50. She also runs her own website http://bobbiesfitness.com/ and is a reserve sheriff's deputy for her county.
You can do this! Stumble forward.