When people get motivated to start a workout regime it is common to go all out at the beginning. It is great to be motivated and you want to carry this motivation with you, but it is critical to understand that your body may not be ready to do some of the exercises you have seen on the videos or in the magazines you have read.
There are several issues that can arise with this type of mindset. The potential for injury is high when someone jumps into a routine that the body is not ready to preform. It is important to remember that when are starting a fitness routine you are embarking on something that should be considered a lifestyle change. You want activity to become a part of your daily and weekly life. By taking "baby steps" and progressing your body this will give you the longevity you want and are looking for.
Training your body is a process that takes time. There are a lot of "quick fixes" out there but these types of programs tend to be very general and don't address the individuals exact needs and specific goals. By starting a fitness routine at a fundamental level you can then progress from there.
Building a strong foundation is the key to helping you succeed. This will help prevent injury, which equates to less time missed in the gym helping you to reach your goals faster. By working on your fundamentals you will open up your joints, strengthen your muscle, increase your stability and increase your overall fitness level.
Once you have built a strong foundation your potential is limitless. Your body will be strong enough to handle more dynamic movements giving you the ability to take it as far as you wish. Sometimes building the foundation you need to get to this point can be frustrating at times, but stick to it and your hard work will pay off! Before you know it you will be on your way to a healthy and active lifestyle.