*This photo is of me after finishing my third half marathon. I ran for a charity, which added another level of stress to my training, but I am so glad I jumped in and did it!*
Let’s get real about workout fears, we all have them and we are all limited by them.
I let my workout fears keep me from achieving my fitness goals and my happiness goals. My main workout fear is that I am not good enough. That sentiment keeps me away from trying many new workouts, classes, and groups. I am afraid that people will look at me and think that I am not thin enough or fit enough to do certain workouts.
Let’s face it, no one else is there to critique you but you. No one comes to a class to look at you and think that you aren’t fit enough or that you look a little chunky in the middle. Only you see those glaring flaws, others don’t look that closely.
I am a perfectionist so I want to be the best at things. I think that is why I keep running half marathons and why running has become such a staple in my life. I am good at running, I like running, and so I stick with it. But I know that for better health and fitness that I need to vary my workouts.
So remember these tricks if you are feeling inferior or afraid of new workouts.
- You are your toughest critic – be nice to yourself.
- You’ll never grow if you don’t try something new.
- Love yourself enough to give it a shot!
Just dive in and believe in yourself! There will always be an excuse not to do something, so stop making excuses and lead your best life.