Joined the Gym
Friday, October 19, 2012
I recently joined the gym on October 9th. I have been pretty good about going- but only feel totally comfortable when I am in there ALONE or with a friend.
So the other night I went in by myself after work (11 pm.) and was glad when i arrived to find I was the only one there.
Well within 10 minutes a girl came in who was very fit and toned (and young) And then approx 15 minutes later in comes 2 guys who were also very fit and toned (and young).
I don't know why- but I start feeling all sorts of self conscious and nervous that people are looking at me. Here I am carrying 20 to 30 extra pounds and twice their age, and not knowing exactly what the heck i am doing!
They all, obviously, know exactly what they are doing- how to warm up, when & how to stretch, how to use all the equipment. And here I am looking all clumsy and uncoordinated!!
I try not to let it bother me because how am I ever going to improve my health and appearance if I am going to let these kind of things bother me. But I guess it does.
I have a couple ideas- either see if I can find someone to go with me who is a little more knowledgeable or make an appt. with one of the workers there to learn how to use all the equipment correctly.