When beginners start exercising, they are usually all pumped up and energized and ready to conquer the world. They want to run. They want to jump. The feeling is like when they starting a new school year or a new job.
Sad to say, there are several things which may cause more harm than good. If you just start out too, you have to be cautious about what you do and when. One of the things you have to be careful about is to define what “success” means to you. In other words, you must know your fitness goal.
I have seen people setting an unreasonable goal, say shedding 30 pounds or build a Ryan-Reynolds’ body within a month. So, before they see any result, they make a premature judgment that they have failed. The urge for instant success is always there. They think that their approach is wrong and decide to start with another new workout program. This time, they set another unreasonable goal, and again, when they do not make it, they try other ways. If they do not start over again, they continue struggling on. This cycle continues on and on. At this point, they feel frustrated. They become disillusioned and disappointed of not seeing any instant result. They throw their sports shoes into thrash bin. They cancel their gym membership. They blame every one else but not themselves. They believe that exercising is just a waste of time. Finally, they give up, just right before they see result.
Often times, beginners want to see results very soon or worse, immediately. They go to gym twice a day and expect their weight to go down, they want their clothes size to get reduced and their flabby arms go away. They expect all these results within a very short time frame. But, exercising is not like an instant coffee.
No, exercising is never an instant coffee. Result rarely comes immediately. Most newbies do not understand that fact. First, they have to determine their goals. Then, execute the plan – exercise regularly, learn to improve, watch their diet and monitor the results. They should be patient instead of keep tweaking the workout sequence, changing the weight lifting technique, trying new yoga pose and others. Stay focused. Be patient.
It takes time, perspiration, and patience and perseverance to build a healthy body. Every hour you spend exercising is a step closer to your fitness goal. Take things easy. Define your goals, and break them up to help you reaching the destination with different milestones along the way. One step at a time.
I have done it and I am sure you can too.
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