Sunday, April 6, 2008

Tip of the Day--MISTAKES

Here are the top ten mistakes I think people make when exercising and dieting:

  1. Lifting weights that are too light
  2. Not keeping an accurate food journal or keeping one at all
  3. Poor form when running, weight lifting, or working the abdominal area
  4. Thinking that the little bites and sips and licks don't have any calories
  5. Choosing cardio over weights when short on time
  6. Not getting enough protein
  7. Overlooking important muscle groups when exercising (back, glutes, hamstrings, shoulders)
  8. Eating the wrong kinds of fat (saturated, trans fat)
  9. Not pushing yourself to your limit...the body is quite capable of handling exercise stress
  10. Keeping "trigger" or empty calorie foods in the house

This is my opinion and may or may not pertain to you. Any questions about the list? Leave a comment. I LOVE getting comments!


Meghan said...

It's always good to be reminded of the "little" things that may be hindering our efforts. Including those "little" bites, tastes, and nibbles. Those things add up quickly when we stop paying attention. Thanks for the reminder, Leisa!

Cammie said...

Choosing cardio over weights when short on time, this is a mistake that I have made in the past.