Originally Posted by musclenoob
I am just starting lifting. As the name states I have no experience with this. What would everyone on here list as the most important thing to know when one is first starting. I will take any advice that I can get. I am so ready for this!
Educate yourself in the path in which you want to take. Have realistic expectations. As you progress, watch, look, and adapt to bodily feedback, and use the education you accumulate while traveling the road to your goal to make changes and work with complications--that will come. Once you reach your goal want (or want to build upon what you accomplished), realize that you must continue (though adjusted) what you have done to maintain (or build upon) what you accomplished, and this is completed through a life long commitment.
And, the most important above all: The psychology of your own soul and how this is managed around your living environment---this is the killer or profit manager of your fitness. If you think about it, most of the fight around personal fitness--is a fight within the inner self. Educate and manage this properly and you will be successful. Make THIS part of your health goals and it will naturally spill over to your overall fitness goals.
Strum the beat of your own heart, and not someone else's. As you make this journey, many around you will take a peek on what they see on the outside and make comments--thrust them aside and feed your heart the seeds of motivation that always comes from what is inside you and what your heart wants the most.
Peace and hamony to you