1. Eating right before bed
I can be guilty of this one! Sometimes, I just get the right before bed "I'm hungry" feeling... don't let it fool you. Just say NO!
2. Not eating after your workout
You just killed your workout, your body needs some nutrients to replenish itself. Try out lean protein and veggies to get the total and full benefits of your workout.
3. Not lifting weights
Yes, I have heard it "I don't want to get bulky because I lift weights" THAT is the biggest lie fed to you... You can't get bulky, you don't have the testosterone in your body to get like a body builder if you are a woman. You will tone up and even shed some inches.. trust me.
4. Overdoing the cardio
I did it, spending an hour running and some abs then called it a day at the gym. It depends what your goals are right? If you are running a marathon weight training is not going to help you run that marathon. However, If you are looking to shed inches and fat, your best bet is weight lifting. Ending your gym session with 10-20 minutes of cardio is the best way to do that. Yes, too much cardio can be a bad thing, again depends on your goals
5. Not switching up your workout
Every day, same workout, same machines, same plan... it means same body. Switch it up! Plan it out, do something different every day!
6. Not allowing your body proper rest
Your body is a well oiled machine but even a well oiled machine needs a day or two off from working. Give your body the proper time to recover, if you want to workout 5 days a week you need to switch the muscles up and give your body a day in between to recover.
7. Skipping breakfast/meals
Yes calories are important in terms of losing weight, however skipping a meal and starving yourself till the next meal is not the way to do it. You just end up screwing up your metabolism for the day AKA you don't burn as much through out the day. Keep your body happy and it will return the favor.
8. Cutting out all the carbs
Yes , yes its true, not all carbs are treated equally. So many of you out there are just cutting carbs and avoiding certain foods. However, if you want to grow muscles and tone up, carbs are essential. Just stay away from white carbs and start eating whole unprocessed carbs.
9. Not setting small goals
Clients set a goal. I want to lose 10 percent of my body fat.. but there is a goal that comes before that. A mini milestone if you will. start with 2% of your body fat. You are less likely to give up on your goals if they seem more reachable.
10. Drinking your calories
I myself am not much of a drinker. I know a glass of wine is a staple for many out there. Bad news, some alcohol may have almost as many calories as a gram of fat. Try to limit the days you are going out for a drink to your 2 cheat days.