I am just judging by the number of abandoned logs on the first page of the training logs forum. Not to get all nostalgic and shit, but this time last year, if you didn’t post for a couple days, your log would be bumped down to page 2 or 3. I just find it odd that it’s changed this month in a year, especially considering how well this diet works.
And I completely agree that a lot of people starting it just have no will power. I just don’t understand why it is so different this time around.
Regardless, lets do it.[/quote]
Nostalgia aside, the truth can’t be denied. Aside from all of those vanishing into thin air, there are a lot of untrained people out there who think this is the only way to cut fat, when in reality I bet if they simply consistently worked out, they would see immediate results. Hence their already existing lack of willpower to commit to any type of physical activity. Instead people who have never lifted weights before, nor have any significant athletic background (i.e. playing more than 1 highly competitive, physically demanding sport) are finding this as the latest craze. It’s not.
Yeah, the 28+14 days will yield some good results, but how many of those untrained people continue working out and eating relatively healthy even 3 months after they finish the diet? Look, I know you think you shit rainbows and whatnot, but you fall into that first category of having a significant athletic background - thus you fall from your norm was not in doing the Vdiet, but actually in NOT working out for a few years. The fact is, that like any other diet, if you go back to eating even half as poorly as you did before, you are going to get right back to where you were.
IMO, if it bears any weight, people worthy of the V-Diet stop coming to the forum to post because the camaraderie amongst those that do any type of lifting is not here. Or maybe it was the other way around - proximate cause unknown. I know I’m not the strongest chick ever, but even my mildly higher than men’s lifting numbers proves my point.
Not to mention, I see so many people complaining about how bad the shakes taste and how much they want to puke every time they drink one. Call me a bitch if you’d like, but I really don’t want to provide encouragement to someone complaining all the time - I liken it to reassuring the anorexic girl calling herself fat, that she is in fact, not fat at all…