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Author Topic: Joining a gym, scared.  (Read 88 times)

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Offline RobbyR

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Joining a gym, scared.
« on: August 27, 2016, 05:38:12 PM »
Hey everyone quick update, been busy with work lately, going to start cosmetology school soon..Thinking of joining a gym, something I never thought I'd do. Not overweight, just wanting to lift some. Thing is, I'm really self conscious. I am determined, but really shy about looking dumb in a gym. I drove to one the other day, but couldn't bring myself to go in. Kind of had a mini panic attack in the parking lot, saw a bunch of sexy guys going in, and I just felt I wouldn't fit in. Probably sounds dumb. I have mostly overcome my anxiety, I am holding down a job and following my cosmetology dream and my next goal is to get fitter. But just taking the first step of going in a gym kind of freaks me out. I'm afraid of people staring at me in there. Also having never been in a gym, I have no clue how to use the equipment. I assume they show you how to use them when you join? Lol. Anyway, I'm probably going to make myself go in and sign up this coming week. Really nervous but I have to take that step right.
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Offline Ptrk3

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Re: Joining a gym, scared.
« Reply #1 on: August 27, 2016, 06:14:04 PM »
Good for you, RobbyR!  You've taken a lot of positive steps in the past few months to improve your life.  Congratulations and well done!

As for the gym, just take things in baby steps and you'll be fine.  The toughest part will be walking through the door for the first time.  Then, just get through the orientation of the machines and facilities.  After that, go a few times a week or take a class.  Pretty soon, you'll be one of the "regulars."

You'll do fine. Good luck and keep us posted on your new adventure.
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