January is a symbol of a new beginning for most of us. The first month of the year and everyone is hopeful that the upcoming year will bring success and prosperity, including fitness.
January, a time when people begin to set goals they plan to achieve in the span of a year. Do you set your goals with a fitness journey in them?
2023 Fitness Journey
Training too much is an overkill
The most common mistake of a beginner once they step foot is they might be too motivated they tend to over-train themselves. I am aware of this because I was once that person in the gym.
While being motivated is important when training, you should know that being fit is a journey than a race.
You cannot transform your physique overnight so there is no point in spending hours in the gym which could only result in injuries.
Proper nutrition is a must
Do you know the phrase ‘you are what you eat’? Saying it is true is an underestimate. While it is obvious that proper nutrition is essential. There are still a lot of people that underestimate proper nutrition even those who go to the gym.
I see a lot of people in the gym train themselves hard, consistently hitting the gym yet they struggle to achieve their fitness goals. While working out will help you develop your body, it is not the only formula to achieve fitness.
You should definitely incorporate proper nourishment with training in order to achieve your dream figure.
Get enough sleep
Previously, we mentioned something about the formula for getting fit and in shape. Sleeping is definitely a part of that formula. While you could train hard and eat well, you cannot achieve the results you wanted if you don’t get much sleep.
Sleeping allows your muscles to recover from all the lifting that you did and become stronger and bigger. So, don’t sleep on the power of sleeping!
Observe proper form in fitness
Before you start lifting weights, make sure to familiarize yourself with the most basic exercises. Learn how they are properly executed.
A proper form in lifting weights helps you target the muscle that you are working on and reduce the likelihood of injuries.
Do not be an ego lifter
As a beginner, you might be intimidated by how stacked the weights people in the gym lift and start to do the same. Please don’t! You should keep in mind that those who lift piles of plates in the gym have been training there for years maybe even decades.
You should be comfortable being a beginner in fitness and slowly progress the weights once you have spent some time in the gym. This will save you from bone-breaking injuries.
Nothing is easy. The real workout starts when you want to stop. Stay motivated!
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