As pointed out by Brock Landers in the post linked to below, there are certain misconceptions about working out which need to be dispelled once and for all. Below are the myths, visit Brock’s page to read his explanations!
I’m afraid weight training will make me put on too much muscle and ‘bulk me up.’
Less calories makes you lose weight, so eating less will make me lose weight and get lean.
I’m afraid that if I stop working out my muscles will turn into fat.
Running a mile will burn more than walking a mile.
I need to get rid of this little “pouch” on my lower abs so I’ll do bunches of ab work for lower abs to get rid of it.