Myths about weight loss: Health and fitness tips from an Architect


I recently lost 40 lbs and went from a size 38 pants to 32.  I want to share some of my tips with my readers to help them get health and fit for 2013.

Beat the stereo-types and myths about weight loss and fitness.

Paying for it

  • Don’t believe the hype you hear!
  • It feels good to flex your “wallet” muscles but don’t waist your money on expensive gadgets
  • Buying magic pills, machines and equipment doesn’t mean it will help you lose weight
  • Your body is your best weapon
  • Don’t believe in Magic; Make it a lifestyle change

Lose weight fast

  • Don’t believe the hype you hear!
  • It takes time to lose weight – don’t rush it
  • Don’t go crazy
  • It’s OK to cheat (once in a while)
  • Don’t be ashamed to use Weightwatchers or other similar programs to help you track calories – Check out the Livestrong app
  • Don’t drink your calories – Drink water with lemon juice
  • Don’t believe in Magic; Make it a lifestyle change

Gain muscle fast

  • Don’t believe the hype you hear!
  • It takes time to gain muscle – don’t rush it
  • Don’t go crazy just “lifting weights” – try to mix it up with cardio
  • It’s OK to miss a work out (once in a while)
  • Be creative: play sports with friends or your kids, try different workouts outside the gym (hiking, beach volleyball, etc.)
  • Build lean muscle mass – It’s easier to maintain than bulk and clothes fit better
  • Don’t believe in Magic; Make it a lifestyle change

Abs in 5 minutes

  • Don’t believe the hype you hear!
  • You cannot target weight loss in your mid-section or anywhere else
  • Hit the treadmill; By doing cardio you burn fat, eventually you will hit all your problem areas over time.
  • Try this Nike Plus app to help you track your jogs/runs
  • Don’t believe in Magic; Make it a lifestyle change

You Can’t Do It

  • Don’t believe it!
  • You can do it.
  • Don’t worry about anyone else.
  • Don’t compete with others or try to look like anyone else.
  • You can become the perfect you.
  • Create reachable goals and be happy with the body that you have
  • Be healthy, fit, and happy with a realistic lifestyle (not a quick fad diet or workout plan); You only live once so make it the best you can.
  • Don’t be too hard on yourself, but don’t be a slacker either


Have a happy and healthy new year everyone!

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11 Comments on “Myths about weight loss: Health and fitness tips from an Architect”

  1. Lori says:

    You’re so right Frank!! Love this article from you! I started with simple body weight exercises and they continue to be a staple in all my workouts!! No amount of money can take the place of a commitment to do and achieve more within yourself with nothing more than YOU!! Love all your work! Thank you for inspiring us all!! ~Lori


    • fc3arch says:

      Thanks for the inspiration, support and kind comments. I truly appreciate our friendship and your continuous participation throughout social media. I hope I can be included in some chapters of your book / movie. 2013 will be even better!


  2. Congratulations,,,,,Excellent, thank you for sharing.




  4. David H says:

    Nice summary! Spot on!


  5. Great advice. If you are really on a tight budget and you don’t want to hire a personal trainer, you can watch videos or search the internet for any workout tips. But, be sure to consult your doctor first before starting any fitness program.

    On the other hand, if you want to lose weight and look for fitness tips, you can check out Boot Camp Brisbane.


  6. Frank,
    Thanks for sharing.

    I’ve lost over 60 lbs since December 3, 2012. I’ve gone from a 44+ waste down to a 38″ waste. I use a fitbit and its associated website to track my activity, steps, food intake, sleep, etc.

    For me it has been a lifestyle change for the better. I’m not running yet, but I do ride a stationary bike and I walk all the time. I use to drive to a local fast food place to get my lunch but now I walk to the local grocery store or Subway to grab healthier fare.

    I still have a long way to go but I know that I will get there doing it the right way, not the quick way.


  7. fc3arch says:

    Reblogged this on ArchitectNinja and commented:

    If you do not like the way you feel, there is still time to do something about it!


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