I no longer belong to a gym but I still think gyms are great because being a member of one is what got me off my butt. My entire attitude changed once I began going. I work out at home now, but looking back, I realize some mistakes that I made and maybe you are experiencing the same things:
Doing the same workouts
This was a huge mistake for me because I wasted a lot of my time and money by not utilizing the gym. My routine was running on the treadmill for 2 miles or more and leaving. Every now and then I’d change it up and do 10 minutes on three different cardio machines, however, I would barely use any of the weight machines.
Feeling like I had to workout ever day
I enjoyed going to the gym but because I made myself go every day, I would feel guilty when I didn’t go. Since I went every day, I didn’t push myself as hard when I did workout and I wouldn’t try new exercises. I was stuck in a rut.
Exercising with a cold
Yes, this is a very bad idea. I used to believe that exercising with a cold would make it go away faster but in reality, you are making things worse. Your immune system isn’t running at 100% when you exercise. It’s working to repair muscles. It is much better to rest and get over a cold before hitting the gym again.
Those are the main things that I can remember and would do differently if I were still a gym member.
Have you made some gym mistakes in the past?
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