Mistake #3: Doing Workouts That Didn't Inspire Me
After yoga, I started running because it was free, cheap, and easy. I also joined a gym and would ride the stationary bikes when it was raining. Those workouts totally bored me after a while, and not loving my workouts inspired me NOT to work out.
"It's important to find physical activities that you actually enjoy and look forward to," agreed ACE-certified personal trainer Jacquelyn Son, host of the Glow Radio podcast. If you force yourself to do exercise you don't like, you will likely fall off the fitness train and not be able to stick to it consistently. "Being healthy means being happy too! If you are unhappy with your workout, it can lead to more stress, and stress is not going to help you lose weight," Jacquelyn said.