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I’m too scared to go to the gym

Posted Jul 17, 2019 04:53 by anonymous
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  • Commented Jul 17, 2019 06:20 by NYIsland

    I was in your same position. I did a couple of things to help me get past my anxiety. I would go to the gym during times when I knew it would not be busy - like early morning (example: Planet Fitness is 24 hours - yes I would go at 2-3 am); I googled the equipment to learn how it is used; put together a cheat sheet of exercises that I would complete each time I went, so I didn't feel lost. Also, there are plenty of exercises that you can do at home and do not need to go to the gym. Most equipment at the gym is useless anyway and does nothing for you. For home, go get some resistance bands; walk a lot; climb stairs; dance...Believe it or not I used to dance around my apartment (raw confession) with the music blasting and boy did it feel great!! I lost 40 lbs in the process of all of this...Remember to eat better too. That is key!!...Exercising is only a small part of the process. Take it one day at a time...Give yourself a daily goal, then work towards a weekly goal, then a monthly goal...Be realistic with goals...Try to set it up where you want to lose 1-2 lbs a week and work towards that....The small steps will help you get past the stress and anxiety. and remember, you are not alone!!!! I truly hope this helps

  • Commented Jul 17, 2019 06:27 by NYIsland

    By the way - most people do not know how to use the equipment anyway, so don't feel weird about them looking at you funny. As far as proper gym clothes - that's an easy fix. T-shirt, shorts or sweat pants. These people who get all dressed up to go to the gym are the fools and most likely have no clue as to what they're doing....And these type of people are so self-involved they don't see anyone past themselves anyways...I go online and check the stores for clearance on the cheapest t-shirts, cotton shorts, basic underwear and then buy a bunch of them, and use them strictly for the gym. Not sure where you live but there is a store by me bobstores.com. They sell russell brand t shirts and shorts really cheap...I bought about 12 shirts and shorts (watch sizes) and use them. It's worked out perfectly...

  • Commented Jul 17, 2019 08:46 by anonymous

    Nobody will make fun of you. Just go and each day that you make it there increases your motivation. You’ll feel great after getting that first day out of the way. Good luck and enjoy it!

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