Don't Burn Yourself Out
Charlee Atkins, CSCS, founder of Le Sweat, told POPSUGAR that beginners need to be careful that they don't burn themselves out. Same goes for anyone returning to training after time away. "My tip is practice '2-3-2' for the first three weeks of getting back into working out," she said. "Meaning, commit to two workout days in week one, three workout days in week two, and then back to two workout days in week three."
The reason behind this, she said, is that when we jump into a fitness routine, we tend to "lean all the way in, which leads to burnout really quick. By easing into a workout practice, it becomes easier to incorporate fitness into a daily routine." She added, "By slowly increasing the workout load, we train our bodies what they're capable of and we ease into accepting multiple workouts a week over time. Moderation is key for a beginner!" Also, setting goals for exercising more than your body is capable of and not being able to reach those goals is discouraging. This way, you won't get as discouraged and you'll stay motivated easily.