Are you scared to jump into something new? Me too!
Here are 5 mistakes beginners make when getting into fitness…
➡ Doing too much too soon – Remember to take it easy when you start a fitness plan.
✅ Go 50% to start to avoid too much muscle soreness and avoid injury.
➡Weight loss is the focus/motivation – While losing weight is something many get into fitness for, when you plateau with weight loss, it’s hard to keep going and many will quit.
✅ Focus on performance with an activity and use your improved skill/fitness level/form etc as a measure of success (in addition to weight loss if that’s also a goal).
➡Taking the wrong approach – If you’re a beginner, don’t go to a high performance gym. If you have sore knees, don’t start running.
✅ Consider your fitness background and seek out an activity and culture that resonates with you.
➡Setting unrealistic expectations – This will lead to disappointment and feelings of failure.
✅ Set yourself up for success by setting realistic goals. Break bigger goals into smaller ones and get guidance on what reasonable expectations are.
➡Copying others – Sadly many people may not know what they’re doing where fitness is concerned (sorry, even some trainers lack proper education where women 40+ are concerned). Copying others is like taking someone’s prescription medication and expecting personalized results…
✅ Find a professional that you trust to help….
Now here’s some shameless self promotion – I’m here to help and I know I’ll get questions…
If you’re local to NW Calgary, you’ll want to try my program for free here: Calgary NW Fit Body Boot Camp
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The MOST important thing is that you DO SOMETHING!