One of the main reason I had ever avoided the gym and a lot of other fitness classes was because I would feel embarrassed of my own fitness level. I did not want to join fitness classes because I knew I would not be able to keep up with the rest of the class. In my mind I was not good enough, then again how would I improve without going to the gym? Or attending the classes?
So I went, I was embarrassed but I still went, I would get scared to enter but I still entered over time I improved and things changed. The one big change I noticed was my attitude, I have learned to accept the fact that I am always going to be working towards improving and there will always be people better than me. So instead of feeling embarrassed I have learned to accept myself. I try to have fun when I am learning something new. Instead of being uncomfortable about trying something new I am excited about it, I openly share my fears and praise people who are good...it helps me :)
When I do the rope battling exercise with a gym partner I can barely move the ropes and when my gym partner moves the ropes sometimes I move too :D :D. I talked to her, told her how good she was, learned the technique and now I am improving. I did not look at it as a failure instead it was something I needed to work on...
I have a very weak upper body, I started weight training by joining the body pump class and now I want to move a step further so I worked with a trainer to create an upper body workout, lot of my gym friends are already very good at this; they can even manage chin ups all I ever do is look at them with admiration. I know I have to work my way up, my weights are baby weights compared to theirs but instead of feeling embarrassed I have a laugh about it and tell everyone about my plans of becoming super woman ;), they push me to become better and because I am comfortable I am willing to try new exercises and learn more
What do you do when you are new at something or when it is your first day?
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