… or so called “What I’ve learned so far”. I can’t say I have any visible results, but this is due to my lazyness mostly.
1. Be consistent – if you want to get results, they will most likely not appear in the first weeks (or even months, depending on your body type/diet/workouts). This is the time when you get discouraged. Happened many times with me too. Hell, it even happens now from time to time. So, if you want results – give yourself 3 months, and start doing it. Don’t expect anything in the first 3 months. Just do it, think of it as a way of getting ‘there’.
2. Adapt your gym schedule – OK, us, newbies tend to either overtrain or undertrain. Start carefully and pick a selection of exercises for each day. Create a diary (if you feel it will help) and note how you felt during each workout. Revise these often – you’ll be able to figure out what needs to be changed/removed. This way is much more easier and painless.