The only way we can learn, is by learning from our mistakes. That’s why I have complied for you the Top 5 Fitness Mistakes that you have been making in 2016. Some of you may have heard of a few of these, some are a little more out of the box; either way, if you making any of these mistakes, especially the #1 Fitness Mistake, you’ll be headed for disaster if you continue making them…
#5 Not Working Out With Enough Intensity
Look, you are working out to get results right? And getting results is no easy feat, but you have to give it a fair amount of “umpph” to get those results! I congratulate you for simply walking through the gym doors, but that is just the first of many steps to make a significant change in your body. When you are exercising, with weights or doing cardio, you have to challenge your body. If you can do 10 reps with a weight and it is easy, pick up a heavier weight. If you are merely walking a mile in 25 min, you need to cut that time down in half. Challenge your body, get your heart rate up, break a little sweat and I promise you, this alone will make significant changes.
#4 Working Out Infrequently
You ever wonder why you are so sore after each and every time you workout? It is probably because you are not working out on a regular basis, thus your body does not ever get the chance to adapt and get stronger. If you are truly serious about getting results, infrequent workouts are a sure fire way to fail as fast a possible. Try working out or exercising at least 3 times per week. This will give your body the chance to recover and grow stronger and leaner week by week.
#3 Doing a Fitness Routine You Hate
Look, if you don’t like the routine you are doing, CHANGE IT. There are hundreds of different fitness routines that can get you results. The problem is, a lot of people new to fitness fall into this world that “bodybuilding” and lifting heavy weight is the end all and be all of getting fit. Well, if you ask some people, you will probably hear them say, “YES IT IS”, but that is because those are the ones who enjoy it. There are numerous other routines you can be doing such as interval training, body weight circuits, resistance band training, suspension training… I mean, the list goes on and on. You can even join running and cycling clubs. The point is, your options are endless in your journey to finding your fitness results. Just find a routine that you like, AND that can give you the body you want.
#2 Unconscious Food Choices
“You need to eat better”, someone says to you. You say to yourself, “what the hell does that even mean?” Look, forget about trying to hop on the latest diet fad and ‘lose 30 lbs in 14 days gimmick.’ You can solve your problem quite simply, by taking a little time to learn about, what it is you are putting in your mouth. I can guarantee even if you had 5% more knowledge about what you are eating and how it would effect you, you’d be more hesitant to go ravaging your cabinets for snacks. Unconscious food choices are disastrous. Social eating and emotional eating are the two main culprits of unconscious food choices. Don’t eat because you feel like you have to and don’t stuff your face when your feeling manic, it will only lead to more emotional distress. Learn a little bit more about “food” and be CONSCIOUS of everything that going into your body and how it will effect you.
#1 Not Having a Definitive End Date For Your Goals
“A goal without a deadline is simply a dream.” I am sure you have heard this before. Well, its 1000% true. You need to define when you want to see your results by, and hold yourself accountable for your decision. If you say you want to lose 15 lbs, what should immediately follow that is, “in 4 months, on this exact date.” Well, defining your end date is the easy part, hold yourself accountable is whats really gonna give you the extra push. And how do you hold yourself accountable? Maybe there is a specific event you want to look your best for, so you plan your end date around that. Tell as many people as you can what you plan to do, this way, if you start to fall off the wagon, you almost feel guilty because you are letting so many people down who you told about the great achievement you were going to accomplish. Define your END DATE for your results, and hold yourself accountable. This is key, and if you do this, you will conquer the #1 Fitness Mistake that causes everyone else to fail, except you!
Fitness Mistake: Not Having a Plan
“I’m gonna get fit this year!” So you join a gym, do a few machines and say to yourself, “I have no idea what the hell i’m doing.” Well, that is the problem with most new people to fitness. Look, if you are new to the fitness world, it can be exceedingly difficult to understand exactly how to create a proper program for yourself or even what to do before starting any particular routine! I have the solution for you though and it will make your journey to fitness much easier! Click here.