If you regularly exercise but you can’t see any results, don’t stop your training. Go over your training plan again and see if there are any mistakes. Here are the most common fitness mistakes women make:
1. Big expectations for a short period of time
Most women start exercising with a plan to get in perfect shape for 1-2 months. Unfortunately, their expectations are unrealistic. Exercising should be a way of life and not just an activity you do 1 month before going to the beach. Regular exercising can give you amazing results. You just need to be persistent and motivated.
2. Making excuses
If you’re making excuses to skip the gym, you’ll never get the results you want. Taking a 2 week break and then doing a hard core training can only lead to dehydration and increased blood pressure. It’s really important to find a balance to get the best results.
3. Starting your training without stretching
If you don’t stretch before exercising, that can lead to injuries and a less effective training. Do your stretching before and after training. Increase your heart rate with a 10-minute stationary bike riding or rope jumping.
4. Doing only sit-ups for a flat stomach
If you don’t get rid of the excess fat in your abdomen area, you’ll never get a flat stomach. To get rid of excess fat you need to more cardio exercises and eat healthier. Doing only sit-ups will not give you the desired flat stomach.
5. “The numbers on the scale are most important”
The numbers on the scale are important and they should motivate you but you don’t need to check the scale every day. Sometimes your body starts toning but the numbers on the scale don’t go down. Don’t stress yourself. Keep your motivation and forget about the numbers for a while. The most important thing is how you feel in your body.
6. Avoiding weight lifting
Many women are scared to look too muscular and that’s the reason why they avoid weight lifting. Your training should be balanced- you should do both cardio and weight lifting to get results. Don’t worry, you won’t end up looking like a bodybuilder if you do some weight lifting.
7. Starting the training with cardio and finishing it with weight lifting
You should always start your training with weight lifting. By starting your training with cardio, you might end up not having enough energy to do the weight lifting. For a more balanced training routine, start by warming up for 10 minutes, then do 20-30 minutes of weight lifting and finish with 20-30 minutes cardio.
8. Sticking to the same fitness plan for a long period of time
It’s really important to have a fitness plan, but that plan must be changed and upgraded once in a while. If you do the same routine every day, your body will get used to the exercises and it will burn less calories. That’s why it’s important to do all kinds of exercises and to increase intensity.