One of the reasons new fitness routines often fail is because people expect too much progress for their work, and they stop when they realize they are not reaching them. Setting fitness goals should be done with an eye to incorporating new routines into a lifestyle instead of planning to do them for only a short time. Those who are reasonable about what they can expect have a better chance of reaching their goals, and they are more likely to continue them for a healthier lifestyle in the future.
Losing weight is often part of a new fitness routine, but expecting to drop it quickly is part of where people fail. It often took months or years to add that excess weight, so it could take even longer to shed it. Avoiding extreme diet and exercise regimens is important for those who want to continue a healthy lifestyle, and they should also consider their occasional need for a reward as a normal part of their future fitness planning.