If you push your body too much when you first start exercising, you can end up with injuries. Your bones, joints and ligaments are not prepared for the exertion you are putting on them after being sedentary for decades. Don’t think that if you really push yourself hard for a few workouts you’ll lose weight quickly. Slow and steady wins the race when it comes to exercising. Don’t be discouraged if you don’t see results right away. It takes more than a week to begin making progress. Don’t make the mistake of believing that your exercise isn’t working when it just a little bit of time to start showing the results.