I had just gotten my cardio in at the gym when I decided to do some strength training with free weights. As I walked towards the weights area, there were a bunch of guys with giant weights working out. Then I noticed this guy with small looking weights compared to the rest. I can’t even lie, I totally judged him. Lol I joked in my head “Can you see what your mates are carrying??” lmao. I know, so wrong but it was funny. 😀
I walked towards the racks of weights and reached for what I figured I could lift. Apparently, I was somewhat delusional. All of a sudden I had respect for the guy with the “small weights”. I moved over to the next rack with much smaller weights. I started from the biggest but it was too heavy. I kept going down until I was at the second smallest one -30lbs. I was so embarrassed but I thought “Moren respect yourself!” lol
I picked it up and did 3 sets of 4 exercises. As I worked out, I slowly felt my arms transform to jelly. Between exercises I would do little dances as I tried to rest. It didn’t matter what anyone else was doing, just that my muscles were getting challenged and my workout was effective. By my 3rd set it got too funny, I still looked like I was lifting lollypops compared to the rest of the guys, but I was struggling to complete my reps and my facial expressions made it too clear. Lol. But when I was done, I felt amazing. I had the healthy ache going and I knew I had put in some good work
Some people don’t work out because of what other people think, they are not sure how to use the equipment in the gym so they just rather not go, or they feel their body jiggles when they run so they won’t run outside even if they wanted to. Your journey is personal and it’s ok to act like you are in your own world. The beauty of your journey is that if you keep it up, you will get better, leaner, stronger… So you don’t have to remain where you are today but you do have to start somewhere. So Gymtimidation? Aint NOBODY got time for that! Start where you are then get better. Let’s do this!