The road to fitness can be a long and arduous one. It's rarely without pitfalls, problems and self-doubt, even for the most focussed mind. With any training regime that can soon become all encompassing, there are things that will slow down your progress, especially if you're not aware of them. Here are the top 10 things that may be slowing down your progress.
As a fitness expert and as a woman I feel I need to set the record straight. When it comes to women and weight training, there seems to be a host of myths spreading confusion and trepidation amongst female gym-goers! I am constantly having clients say to me 'I don't want to lift too many weight because I don't want to bulk up'.
I've been a gym bunny for well over a year now and I am amazed at how much my body has transformed through exercise. Along with eating healthily the majority of the time (apart from booze-fuelled holidays in Portugal and when I'm feeling sorry for myself during the time of the month), my mind and body are healthier thanks to my fun exercise regime...
The great thing about starting out rubbish, is how grateful you'll be for any improvement - and you will get better at whatever activity you choose if you just have the balls to stick at it. Sure, that old dude overtook me when I was running, but a couple of years ago I couldn't even stick at a jog for more than 10 minutes.