For starters, diet is just as important as your workout. We can’t stress this enough because even the most experienced gym-goers keep making this mistake over and over again.
All your grueling workouts will not produce the desired effects unless you change your diet. Thinking you’re in general eating healthy while you snack on junk food and skip meals will not get you far.
Results that come from physical activity are only visible if you eliminate refined sugar from your diet (not the one found in fruit), junk food, sodas, and foods high in fat and sodium.
Everything else is pretty much just spinning in circles.
It is also important to go over the fact that results from the gym will NOT happen overnight. There are plenty of myths and hacks out there that you can build muscles and get rid of tummy fat in a matter of weeks. That’s plain and simple not true. And even if you so happen to lose some of that extra weight around your belly, you’re losing water, not fat. So keep in mind that discipline is the most important aspect that surrounds any workout. If you want to see results, you have to be persistent.
Last, but not least, it’s nice to have a gym buddy you work out and car pool with, but keep in mind that not every workout is good for every person. What might work for you might not work for your friend so aligning your wishes with effective workout is what you need to do in order to achieve desired results.