Let’s talk about intimidation and lack of confidence in the gym
When I started going to the gym I was in a very toxic “relationship” where my confidence was rock bottom. I remember going to the weights room, having no idea what I was doing and feeling like a right idiot. I remember a specific occasion where I finally plucked up the confidence to use the squat rack, and whilst completing my first EVER squat set a gorgeous girl- who looked like she knew exactly what she was doing- (and in amazing shape), came to work out next to me. A few minutes later I bottled it and left the gym, telling myself — what’s the point, I’ll never look like her, it’s impossible, I look stupid next to her blah blah blah
Why am I telling you this in a post? Recently so many people have been putting themselves down, and I’m so upset by the lack of confidence in today’s society of young people!
1. Do not compare yourself to anyone else in the gym. Ever. Don’t you DARE walk into that gym and feel less than anyone else in there. You owe yourself more than that. You are amazing in your own right. You are there for the same goals- whether it’s your first time or whether you’ve been training for years- hold your head high and do YOU, we are all in the gym for the same reason. Go what you came to do and do it with pride
2. Don’t ever try and compare yourself to anyone. Genetically we are all so different from one another. Try and take yourself out of your own body and critique yourself how you would do your best friend - there aren’t nearly as many bad points right?
3. We all start somewhere. We all have confidence issues. We are all challenged. Look at me 4 years on. Look what YOU could do in the next four years, four months, even four weeks... I’m really trying to encourage female lifting, and empower women with the confidence to head into the free weights section of the gym. Message me ANY issues ANY time of day
The next time you see someone else in the gym - don’t glare, don’t hog equipment, don’t be rude. Smile and be kind, always.