New fitness regime mistakes

Q: What are the biggest mistakes women make when embarking on a new fitness regime?

Feeling intimidated

The first mistake is walking into a gym and feeling intimidated to try something new. Instead of plodding along with what you know – watching TV while on the treadmill or reading a book while on a stationary bike – take a class, try new machines and challenge yourself. I say if youâ??re going take the time to go to gym, make it focused time and make it fun.

“So many people are attracted to these extreme fitness programmes but, what they donâ??t see in the infomercials are the people getting hurt.” [/su_pullquote]

Too much too soon

The next big mistake is doing too much too soon. So many people are attracted to these extreme fitness programmes but, what they donâ??t see in the infomercials are the people getting hurt. You donâ??t get into a car and go straight to the fifth gear â?? youâ??re going to burn the engine out – so why do we try to do that with our bodies?!

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Rather start with small steps. It might seem boring, in comparison with these extreme workouts, but sometimes whatâ??s good for your isnâ??t all that exciting to start with. Sometimes itâ??s just creating one healthy habit and sticking to it. They say it takes four weeks to create a habit so take those four weeks and that healthy habit will soon become a healthy lifestyle.

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