How to Take the First Steps?
Once we decide to take charge, many choices are available. We can exercise indoors as well as outdoors. When we choose to go to a gym, it can happen that we have some concerns. As for me, I had many fears that were impeding my process. I was taken over by doubt, and wondered about the reasons that pushed me to take charge of my life. However, we only have to take the first step, which is to go to a fitness center, and simply ask for information according to our needs.
On your very first visit, you will find out that we put a lot of pressure on ourselves. We get cold feet and think this is not for us. And yet, the reception from the employees at the front desk was welcoming, and I quickly felt at ease. They answered all my questions without hesitation!
We wrongly assume that these places are mostly filled with people with perfect bodies. The apprehension of not being up to the task and of being judged by others, the fear of being looked at, performance anxiety, and being overweight… These are the reasons that made me postpone the day I would sign up, when in fact, the people training in these centers are people like you and me, men and women who want to feel good, who wish to be in good shape and improve their health.
In truth, it is not other people’s looks that are harmful and scare us, but rather the way we see ourselves and compare with others. Whether it is to improve our cardio or flexibility, or to strengthen our muscles, many options are available. With the help of a personal trainer, I even succeeded in speeding the healing process of an injury. The feeling of belonging that you will discover and the improvement in your overall health condition are valuable assets that will help you feel better!
Do not hesitate to take the first steps anymore! You will see, there is something for everyone out there. Make the right choice! Do it for yourself!
By Nathalie Grenier