The biggest mistake when starting a workout routine

No matter how much we plan, prepare, or try to control, there will always be obstacles. Oftentimes, we take these circumstances as a result of us “not being good enough” or not “trying” hard enough. When life happens, many of us give up. However, obstacles don’t have to define your success. They are simply a part of the process. 

In this episode, Robin Long shares why we should embrace obstacles as part of the journey. She discusses what it means to “stay stagnant”, the biggest mistakes people make when starting a new workout routine and how to redefine our idea of success. Join Robin in this encouraging and uplifting episode! 

Show highlights: what you can look forward to in this episode!

  • The most common mistakes women make when starting a workout plan 
  • How expecting challenges can help us find success
  • Reframing our “all or nothing” mindset
  • Why we should expect to fall off track 
  • Life always happens but we can prepare ourselves and not get discouraged 
  • The secret to finding “success” in your results 
  • Embracing and reframing your idea of success and failure
  • Choosing to look forward instead of looking back 

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  1. Debbyrina De Thomas 1 year ago

    Thank you Robin for your encouragement and reminder of celebrating success be it big or small. Being new to this whole healthy lifestyle, I can relate to the feeling of giving up when my workout routine gets disrupted or even feel like I am not doing it right when I can’t do certain workouts with ease I guess the worst is when I have those days when I just don feel up to it to workout. I now realised how hard I have been on myself. I am going to relook my goals and how to set achievable ones. Thank you once again for your passion and your community.

  2. Gustavo Voltmann 1 year ago

    This Article was great!

  3. cbd powder 1 year ago

    My biggest mistake when I started to play sports was that I thought that I could do not just one workout a day, but I would burn more and generally without days off, and in general, why should I rest then?))) In short, I myself in 2 weeks I began to feel some kind of zombie, so now I understand why people take rest days between sports, because without them you will simply torment yourself, and not do it with pleasure!

  4. Judy Cangiamilla 1 year ago

    Thank you Robin! I am new to the sisterhood. I appreciate grace over guilt. I do enjoy exercising, but have had a knee surgery 3 months ago and am having to redefine how I work out until I am back to “me”. And even then when I am committed to exercising, stuff gets in the way and I feel discouraged that I did not stay on track. But your podcast has given me another look at myself. I look forward to continuing the journey with all the other sisters in the Balanced Life! 🙂

    • Jackie 1 year ago

      Hi Judy, we’re glad The Balanced Life Podcast has been helpful for you in your journey. Know that you are surrounded by support – we are cheering for you!

  5. Ecaterina 1 year ago

    Wonderful! motivating to play sports in nature.
    Thank you Robin for your encouragement and reminder of celebrating success be it big or small.
    The secret of success in our results is energy and positivity.

  6. Daniel Fuller 1 year ago

    just found your podcasts yesterday, have not been able to complete one yet !Life keeps getting in the way! Our nine year old grand daughter is going to live with us for a while. At 68 that is a game changer.

  7. bubble shooter 3 months ago

    I’m a new member of the sisterhood. Grace wins out over guilt in my book. Despite the fact that I adore exercising, I underwent knee surgery three months ago and am having to re-evaluate my workout routine until I am back to “myself.” I only discovered your podcasts yesterday and have not yet been able to listen to them all. Life has a habit of getting in the way!

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      Jen McManaman 3 months ago

      We’re sorry to hear of your recent knee surgery and hope that you’re on the road to recovery.? We love that you’re adopting the grace over guilt philosophy for yourself! We’re cheering you on both on and off your mat!

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