You don't know, what you don't know
Here was my situation. Back before I figured out this whole fitness thing, I thought I knew everything because of what I saw and heard on the internet. Basically I didn't know, what I didn't know. If you keep doing something over and over again and it's not working, it's time to try a new plan. Listen to this podcast first, and find someone who is doing something that actually works. If only I had done that sooner.