1️⃣ Unstructured Training Program
When your training is too random, achieving your fitness goal is hard because there is no proper direction. What you need to do is to have a structured training program that fits your goal. It would be best to have a coach to guide and customize the training program you like when you invest in a certified driving instructor to help you get your licence.
2️⃣ Bad Form
Good form is essential for preventing injuries and improving performance. Bad form is a recipe for injury; that is when everything will go down the drain. Never compromise form to improve your performance in the gym. What you can do is use a mirror to observe your movements. Of course, the best option is to have an experienced and certified coach to guide you.
3️⃣ Pushing Through Pain
Listen to your body when exercising. Don't ignore any discomfort or sharp impingement pain. Reduce your workload, and seek professional help if the pain persists. Taking a break from your training routine can also reduce the risk of injuries. Recovery matters!
4️⃣ Too Easy
This is when you need to train harder. You should be able to feel the weight intensity by looking at the weight you have been lifting for the past few weeks. If it remains the same, and you do not feel slight exhaustion after one training session, you are not training hard enough. It would help if you learned and applied the overload principle to your training.
5️⃣ Keep Making Excuses
Motivation won't simply appear when you wait for it. That's not how it works. The key is to remember WHY you wanted to start in the first place. Once you have that clarity, take ACTION to gain momentum. As you start to see and feel the RESULT of your EFFORT, your MOTIVATION will grow and push you to work even HARDER.