3 Mistakes To Avoid
Every fitness enthusiast was a beginner once, even though they might look like they have everything
figured out at the gym. When you begin your fitness journey, some of these mistakes can sabotage your
progress and lead to frustration, exhaustion, and confusion. A bad start to your fitness journey can
prevent you from sticking to it. Here are some mistakes you should avoid before you ditch the training
1. Getting on a “diet”
Although numerous diets promise unmatched physical fitness, it is important to note that there is no
umbrella diet that suits everyone. People are different, with different caloric needs, and getting a meal
plan that’s supposedly going to miraculously give you your desired results can be a huge mistake.
Restrictive diets that prohibit you from eating some of your favorite foods for long periods are very
unsustainable. Eventually, you might be tempted to indulge in a bar of chocolate, and the guilt that
follows could cause emotional turmoil. Consult your personal trainer before getting on any diet to avoid
2. Over committing to a workout schedule
So you’ve just started your workout routine, and you are excited! It’s normal for people to be excited
about their fitness journey, but the #nodaysoff mentality can be disadvantageous for you. Personal
training is important, you should continue to work out, but as you’ve probably heard from your fitness
trainer before, rest days are part of your workout routine too. It’s important to take a day or two off
because your muscles need to rest and recover in order to grow.
Overtraining can cause injuries, exhaustion, sleeping problems, and a bigger appetite. Fitness training
requires discipline, and sometimes, this means taking a day off when you need it.
3. Trying to do it alone
Regardless of how long you’ve been working out, there are some days you don’t want to get out of bed.
On days like these, you will need an extra dose of motivation. Surrounding yourself with people who
have the same goal as you is important, even in fitness.
A personal trainer, a reliable workout partner, a family member, or a friend can make you hit your daily targets. In addition, you get someone to hold you accountable, have fun with, and support you throughout your fitness journey.
The beginning of your fitness journey can be a little intimidating. As time goes by, however, you learn
what works for you. A great experience at the beginning of your journey usually motivates you to keep
pushing. As such, it’s crucial to avoid these rookie mistakes. Most importantly, have fun! Remember to
remain consistent because good things take time.
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