Mistake #1: Not Working Out Hard Enough
Yoga was the very first type of exercise I started doing on my weight-loss journey. Growing up, I didn't do team sports, I didn't play outside much, and yoga was a nice gentle form of movement that made me feel confident (after discovering in my first class that I was surprisingly very flexible).
I loved it so much, I started going five to six times a week, but it just wasn't enough exercise to burn enough calories to lose weight. "If you are not putting 100 percent into your workout, you will not be able to reach those weight-loss goals," said US Olympic boxing coach Cary Williams, who's CEO of Boxing and Barbells.
I also felt like because I was working out, I could eat whatever I wanted. "Even to maintain a healthy weight, you cannot overindulge with your eating or you will just gain weight," explained Cary. She said that the mindset of eating whatever you want just because you work out "has to change in order to see results."