Yes, working out is the most important part of staying fit, healthy, and looking good. However, working out to much, meaning doing 2 to 3 workouts (full workouts a day) may be just as bad for your body as not exercising at all!
When you completely overwork your body, it ca actually go into fat storage mode, and instead of losing weight you will gain it! Not to mention that it puts tons of unneeded stress on your body and you can really hurt yourself.
Many people do this to their bodies because they become obsessed with working out in an attempt to lose weight, trust me I have been there. Because they aren’t losing weight it causes phycological problems, and the outcomes are usually never good.
To avoid becoming one of those people, or to step out of that mind set, you need to find BALANCE.
Balance is the oct important part in any healthy lifestyle. Never exercising is not good, but only exercising isn’t good either! There needs to be a balance between the two. Here are some tips:
- Workout 1-2 hours a day, no more.
- Treat yourself once a week, on a day far away from the day you weigh yourself.
- Come up with a workout schedule and stick to it.
- Take a rest day at least once a week where you aren’t working out as hard as you usually do.
Those are the things that have helped me find balance, in both my body and my mind. I am happier, and fitter than ever! I hope they will help you reach that as well!