When it comes to your fitness goals, what are you afraid of? Are you afraid you won’t know how to do the exercises? Are you afraid people will laugh at you? Are you afraid you will fail and the weight won’t come off? OR… maybe, just maybe you are afraid of success. Maybe YOU WILL reach those weight loss and other fitness goals and you are worried about other things like people treating you differently or that you won’t be able to stick to your regimen.
Whatever is scaring you, please don’t be. Try and use that fear as motivation. Let it feed you. Use it to prove to yourself and no one else that you can succeed.
As we start September, I have no doubt that people will use this month to get started at the gym, or go back if they have been taking a break. Don’t be scared. I have news for you, you’re not that special. Unless you drop a dumbbell on your foot and scream, no one is paying attention to you. You won’t be laughed at. And if you are, tell them to F off! You are there for the same reasons they are! Everyone had to start at that point. You’re learning. As you keep going, you will get better. But the point is that you need to not be scared. Ask for help. There are always trainers around who can help you. Maybe you can get a free session, or just ask for 10 minutes to go over a certain exercise.
Bottom line – nothing will happen unless you confront that fear. So grab the bull by the horns and get after it! Those goals are yours for the taking!