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14 Fitness Mistakes You Need To Avoid

If you’re looking to gain the most from your workout and/or healthy eating plan, you need to keep the below pointer in mind and avoid them at all costs…

Avoiding certain foods, staying in the right mindset and working out in the right gym wear can help you succeed. However, our expert advisor has listed 14 things you need to avoid – trust us, they’re good!

#1 Negative Thinking

Fitness regimens mostly come from a desire for self-improvement. To burn fat, become faster or stronger. But a successful fitness enthusiast avoids making this a negative experience. You shouldn’t focus on the “shortcomings” you are trying to change. Instead, fitness enthusiasts focus on the changes that are happening and the things their achieving.

 #2 Goal-less Workouts

Though every workout is a win, some are better than others. Fitness enthusiasts plan what they want to get out of their exercise that day. Is it to build your arms, burn some calories, or just sweat out the stress of the day so you can start fresh tomorrow?

#3 Gym Bashers

You know the types, they’re in every workplace and friendship group. They say things like “there is more to life than the gym” when they dedicate their evenings to reruns of Friends. Or “I just don’t think it looks good to be so muscly… to try hard!”. Fitness enthusiasts avoid the haters!

 #4 Restrictive Fashion

If you can’t squat in it or sweat in it, forget it. Fitness enthusiasts set out to buy clothes for a fancy event and end up home with new lycra every single time. Check out the Myprotein Clothing Range so you can train in style and comfort.

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 #5 Sugar Surges & Slumps

There’s nothing more damaging to a fitness enthusiasts workout regimen than a sugar slump. A bag of sweets may be tempting at your desk or at home, but they know they’ll pay for it later.

 #6 Quick Fixes

Every fitness enthusiast knows quick fixes don’t exist (probably because they’ve tried it early on in their fitness journey). If you want a “perfect beach body” it’s going to take more than 2 weeks drinking expensive green tea to make it happen.

 #7 Convenience Food

Buying food on the fly generally means processed, empty calories that are no good for fitness enthusiasts. Of course, you can plan ahead and make your own convenience foods (peanut butter protein balls anyone?) which do the job perfectly. You should also check out the Myprotein range of Healthy Snacks to find the perfect food to take with you on the go.

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 #8 Excuses

If you look for it, there’s always an excuse why this week isn’t the week to achieve your fitness goals. Social life, work, a season finale…A fitness enthusiast makes it happen, whatever else is going on.

 #9 Lack of Variation

Whether it’s your lunches or your workouts, variety keeps things fun. Shake things up with some new spices or try out a new class at the gym.

 #10 Bad Footwear

Whether you’re running through your local park or lifting a PB, footwear makes all the difference. Research what you need, and remember it’s not frivolous to have more than one pair for different activities!

 #11 False Gym Friends

We’ve all made the mistake at least once. A friend suggests you hit the gym together, and you only realize when it’s too late they aren’t there to smash PB’s. They’re there to chat and seemingly do no more exercise than if you’d met them for a coffee.

 #12 Jumping Ship

So you go out for dinner and your plan to eat lean meat and veg gets derailed by a3-coursee calorie extravaganza. The fitness enthusiast enjoys the meal, and works it off tomorrow. No guilt trips or declarations that their fitness plans are ruined. It’s a lifestyle, not a pass/fail test.

#13 Injury

Whilst nobody tries to injure themselves during a workout, fitness enthusiasts are conscious of their body’s needs. They stretch out properly before and after, and give their bodies the nutrients they need to stay in top condition. Plenty of protein for muscle recovery, plenty of water for hydration, and plenty of happiness from a healthy lifestyle!

#14 Break The Bank

Staying fit and healthy doesn’t have to be expensive – do some research and shop around, you’ll soon find a bargain or two. Buying unnecessary snacks, because your craving them is not a good idea. Step away from the Oreos and place the Root beer back in the refrigerator – you need to hit those goals! Buying in bulk is also a great way to save some pennies. oh and don’t forgt to eat before you do the grocery shop – shopping on an empty stomach can cause all kinds of issues.

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