7 Mistakes People Make
Before Getting Fit
FORGETTING TO WRITE DOWN YOUR GOALS
The first mistake people seem to make when starting their new year’s resolutions seem to be skipping out on writing their actual goals alongside a plan. Writing a plan needs to be strategic and SPECIFIC. For example, if your goal really is to lose weight ask yourself: How much weight do I want to lose? Why do I want to lose this weight? Will losing this weight make me healthy? Happy?
Once you specify your goal like, “I would like to lose 10 pounds so I can feel good about my appearance and have more energy throughout my day” – you’ll need to write a plan!
SETTING UNREALISTIC GOALS
Set fitness goals that won’t overwhelm you. Going back to our previous goal – we can be more specific – Lose 10 pounds in 5 weeks. Usually, you lose the bulk of your weight during the first week with a pause during week 2 and then a stable decrease for the following weeks. That allows us an average of 1.5 to 2 lbs a week.
CUTTING OUT EVERYTHING AND THE KITCHEN SINK
It seems like people have these crazy notions they need to detox and cut everything out of their diet in order to be healthy. THIS IS NOT TRUE! Food is great and you can enjoy it without feeling guilty. Meal Prepping is a great way to do this. Prepare some oatmeal with berries for breakfast, toast and almond butter for a snack, turkey stuffed bell peppers with tomatoes, onions, cilantro, avocado for lunch, a hardboiled egg and edamame for a second snack and a tuna wrap for dinner. Personally, I have this on my meal prep plan and it comes out to about 1450 calories. WOW! Lots of food without the icky stuff.
A great way you can stay motivated all year is by following lots and lots of social media pages focused around Fitness. This includes Sunny Health and Fitness!!!
FORGETTING TO CELEBRATE YOUR PROGRESS
Take photos of you on your Sunny gear and show them to us to be featured on our page! We want to celebrate your progress and be there for you while you go through your fitness journey.
QUITTING TO EARLY
It takes about 21 days to form a habit. The first week seems to be the easiest because that is where a bulk of your motivation goes. The second week is usually when people kill their goals. This is most likely because of those unrealistic expectations. Setting a goal like “walk for 30 min after dinner” can eventually give you the motivation you need to transition to running for 30 min.