Top do’s and don’ts for your fitness plan
Congratulations for deciding to embark on a journey for better health and proper fitness. Now that you have committed yourself to carry out a long-term and effective exercise and diet program, make sure that you know what to do and not to do in order to reap the benefits for your body.
For most people, the decision to keep fit is the biggest and only thing that they invest their energy in. Following through with this decision and really carrying out your plan for the long term is seldom actually accomplished. However, really doing what you need to do to lose weight is the more important and long-lasting part of getting fit. Unless you actually exercise and change your eating habits, you won’t be seeing any considerable results such as a trimmer waistline or stronger muscles.
Here’s a short list of things you should keep in mind before and during your fitness plan.
- Do check in with your doctor about the suitability of your chosen fitness plan.
- Do find out what you want to accomplish with your plan.
- Do find out if you are allergic to certain food items that you’ve included in your diet scheme.
- Do some research about diets and exercise in general.
- Do pick out an exercise activity that suits your taste, schedule, ability and budget.
- Do get a workout buddy to help you keep track of your progress.
- Do stretching and warm-up routines before an exercise activity.
- Do eat well, in just the right-sized portions.
- Do bring a bottle every time you work out.
- Do ensure that you don’t slack off with your exercise and diet plans.
- Don’t traumatize your body by plunging headlong into a new program without proper advice.
- Don’t over-exercise, so allow your body time to recover after an especially strenuous activity.
- Don’t invest in too many expensive gym equipment because you might not be needing them later on.
- Don’t starve yourself.
- Don’t be discouraged by low or slow results.
- Don’t forget to reward yourself for milestones achieved.
- Don’t skip meals.
- Don’t set unrealistic objectives that you know you won’t achieve.
- Don’t take food supplements if you don’t need them.
- Don’t compare your progress with others too much because your bodies work differently from each other.