Here's a fitness vow you've likely never made: This year I will make less time for working out. The truth is, in order to sustain a workout routine, you have to pace yourself. In the first few months of a new year with resolutions fresh in our minds, we lace up our running shoes, hit the gym, and swear to stick with it. The problem? The first-quarter sprint almost always leads to slacking off in the second quarter. What you need is a burnout-proof plan that will help you stay on track in your pursuit of a strong and sexy body. The first step is recognizing the stages of burnout, so you can sidestep a workout slump.
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STAGE 1: THE HONEYMOON
Classic sign: You're determined to slip into a size 6 by Valentine's Day, so you never miss a workout.
Burnout buster: Take a less-is-more approach. Burnout happens when you expect too much too soon. Start with the lowest reps, sets, andRead More »from 4 Ways to avoid exercise burnout