No, not like that.
Pinterst does seem at times to be equal parts really fattening sweets and really intense workout plans. My title was referencing the second.
A while back, my friend Melissa pinned what in my vague recollection was a very time-consuming workout plan that a person certainly couldn't undertake while also holding down a job. I also seemed to recall that there was a really restrictive diet plan that would make it challenging to live with people who were eating normally. As I'm now home alone with a lot of time on my hands, I thought I'd give it another look.
It turns out to be a plan from Prevention that involves roughly 40 minutes six times a week. I was probably teaching plus tutoring at the time, which yes, would have made it challenging, but not impossible. And the crazy diet plan? Well. The plan stipulates that for the best results, you should follow a healthy diet of under 1600 calories. That's it. So pretty much just beyond reasonable.
There are both strength and cardio compoonents. The strength plan on A days is focused on chest, back, and abs and on B days on arms, legs, and butt. The cardio is supposed to be walking, speed intervals alternated with straight up power walking. I'll be running or doing elliptical instead since for one thing, I've joined a running group here and for another, exercise walking gives me monster shin splints.
For motivation, I borrowed another idea I saw on Pinterest.
It's visual and gives me the satisfaction of tearing one off every time I complete a workout. (Or "active rest day".) Also, there seemed to be the added benefit of a Murphy's Law situation where the movers would almost certainly show up in time to think I was trying, at my age, to learn my numbers. But only to 14.
Except I forgot that I live in ridiculous humidity. Number 13 (ooh...spooky) fell down almost immediately and the rest started peeling up soon after. So they're stuck instead to the dining room table where they're not even noticeable and now the movers will clearly not show up for months and months.
By which time I will certainly have broken down and bought a whisk, despite having two on the way, so I can finally make the two ingredient chocolate mousse I found on PInterest.
Pinterest: it giveth weight loss and it taketh it away.