If you are trying to embark on a regular fitness routine you are to be commended. It will improve many aspects of your life. There are some mistakes that you can make along the way, however, that can be very detrimental to your goals.
Pushing Yourself too Hard
Even though we want to see results, we can easily push ourselves too hard in the beginning and either get burnt out or cause an injury. Have some patience and progress steadily but slowly for best results.
Forgetting about Nutrition
Sometimes we think our exercise will solve all of our health problems but if we aren’t following through on our goals by eating well we won’t see much results. You may find your appetite increases when you begin to work out and that is normal. How much you eat isn’t as important as what you eat. Make good eating choices and you will be on the fast track to your fitness goals.
If you do the same work out every day, eventually your body will adapt and you won’t see any changes. Try something new and put some variety in your workout. This will force your body to continue to adapt to the new exercise you are putting it through and you will continue to progress.
Forgetting about Form
When we get fatigued we tend to let our form slip up. This is when many injuries like pulled muscles or sprains happen. If we fail to perform our exercises with correct form we are putting ourselves in danger of injury and we aren’t working the desired muscles.
Pushing Yourself too Little
This is the opposite of #1. Sometimes we can tend to take it too easy on ourselves. If we don’t push ourselves out of our comfort zone we will never see change. So if you finish your exercise and you haven’t perspired a drop of sweat and you aren’t at all winded, you aren’t doing it right.