I get asked a lot similar questions, so over the last month both on my Instagram (@fitchicnic) and on here, I went through the alphabet talking about some of the most common health and fitness related questions and topics.
X is for Xtreme
Nothing in fitness should be extreme. Although we can have the occasional challenge (bodybuilding shows, Tough Mudder, climbing a mountain etc) you need to try and strike a balance in the rest of your life to ensure that you keep yourself happy and healthy.
Exercise because it makes you feel good. Because it’s fun. Because you challenge yourself. Because you do something different you haven’t done in a while. Don’t go to the extremes of gymming 7 days a week because you feel like you “have to,” only to then never go again for 6 months. I’ve met a few people who have done that lately. Consistency is key for the majority!
Keep it simple. Don’t run before you can walk after an injury. Don’t squat 100kg before you understand your hamstrings from your quads. Don’t try doing fancy yoga poses or gym moves just because you saw them on Instagram. You’re more likely to succeed if you master the basics first.