But the most likely scenario is that the people around me are wondering what I think about them. Or something else related to themselves. And I’m the only one thinking all those negative thoughts about myself.
I like to remind myself that being different is a good thing- it gives life some spice! So, while some exercises may be difficult or awkward for someone else- you excel at them… and the reverse may be true for the other persons strength- it may be your weakness.
If it doesn’t challenge you, it won’t change you- the whole reason we exercise. Don’t let your anxiety hold you back from achieving better mental & physical health!
Good luck 👊🏻
Pay attention to what you eat, how much hours of sleep you get and how is your lifestyle (maybe) affecting your progress.
Maybe today reflect on where you excel in life. Write down a list of all of the things that you do well, that you are fast at. Write that list next to the words "feeling slow at the gym" and see how you can appreciate where you DO excel in life and I think that will make anxiety at the gym seem a lot less important.
Also! The next time you notice someone feeling depleted because they aren't doing something as well as everyone around them, take them under your wing and tell them your story! Often our biggest challenges in life allow us to have a story to tell someone else to help them with their journey.
You are in the gym for yourself – not others. Concentrate on your body – your workout. Even though your pace is different from others.
Motivate yourself each day to reach the goals you set for yourself. Do not compete with others. Remember – this is for yourself – not to prove a point to others.
- If I wake up late, what can I do to exercise and yet still reach my office on time?
- How do you get up and exercise in the morning?
- How do you stay motivated to exercise on days when you’re just exhausted and had a 12-hour shift at work?
- How do you stay fit and focused when your job is mainly sedentary?
- How do you stay fit and motivated when your job is sedentary?
- What kinds of exercises should I do as a beginner?
- How do you stick to an exercise regimen? I always start well and then let it slide.
- Can you suggest at home workouts for fat loss?
- How long do you usually exercise in the morning?
- Is there a habit that you have had a hard time keeping up? I think most people might say exercise. But, I have not been consistent with meditation no matter how many times I have started over. Truth be told, I fall asleep. Any suggestions on changing up how I do this? P.S. Time of day makes no difference. 😴