Saturday, February 19, 2011

Don't be Intimidated

I know that most people that are new to the gym come in and are immediately overwhelmed by what they see. I am here to tell you that you don't need to be. I see it on a daily basis. The look on the faces of individuals around the gym. Its like they want to work hard and improve themselves but it's almost as if they feel intimidated. So they do one set when they feel like no one is looking and wait for a time when they feel comfortable again to continue the workout. Not knowing that they are just harming themselves by letting their heart rates drop and decreasing the amount of calories that they are burning. The people that you see doing bicep curls with 50 pounds in each hand have been avid gym goers for years. You don't need to compare yourselves with them. You are just getting into it. We must learn to walk before we can run. So don't be ashamed that you are working out with 20 pound dumbbells. We all started out at that point. I myself started out curling 25 pounds. Don't let how you feel about the weight your working out with or how you feel about your body image effect your work out. If you do your only hurting yourself in the end. Just take comfort in the fact that not everyone had the great body and good strength when they first started. It's a process that takes time, hard work, and dedication. Trust me, I know first hand what it takes to reach your goals.

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