Gym intimidation. It can be scary walking into a gym not knowing what you are going to do and that is totally fine. It took me awhile to get use to going to the gym. It’s like learning how to ride a bike, learning to read or just learning anything new. You have to keep going. People go to the gym for different reasons. No one is there to judge you. They are too busy focusing on themselves.
I remember my communication professor telling us, her students, not to be nervous about giving our presentation. “When you are giving your presentation to the the audience, the chances of them noticing you being nervous is small. They are going to be too busy thinking of their own presentation.” I did not believe her at that time but now I do. So Mrs. Cooper, if you see this then you are right and I miss you!. I don’t know if i had mention it already but she is the best teacher I have ever had in college.
If you want to dress up, put on makeup or make a ritual before going in then so be it. Do what works for you to get those gains. When I first started going I would put on makeup because it made me feel good about myself. Now I don’t as often because I realize that when I sweat my makeup would drip down my face and some would go into my eye ( it hurts really bad). I still wear it here and there for myself. Bottom line, do what makes you comfortable.
I also have my head set as well. I turn on my music and I just focus on what I’m doing.
I use to be worried about other people judging me and what I’m doing because I had no idea what I was doing. I still feel like I don’t know what I’m doing honestly. The only difference now is that I am comfortable. The more comfortable you are the easier it will be.
This was my experience with gym intimidation. More to come about gym life. I would love to connect with people that are going to the gym. been going or started or just wanted to or one of the above.We all start somewhere. We all have our own journeys. Let’s empower each other and motivate each other. Okay?