Gym…it’s all in your head Part 2: Fighting Fear

Losing patience,Gustav yells at Gabrielle to leap from point A to point B, in public, in front of people. A thousand thoughts race through Gabrielle’s head, what if she falls, what if people laugh, what if she can’t do it. The truth is…she can’t…yet…. but she does’t know it because she’s too scared to even try. She does try though, nobody laughs, nobody points…it was all…in her head.Β 

True Story. Well Kind Of
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S.M.A.R.T. Goal Setting: Fitness Edition

In order to achieve your goals, you have to make clear cut goals. Ambiguous goals are the worst because you never truly know when you have achieved them. What’s even worse is starting a challenge and not knowing what you want after it!

When setting fitness goals it is important to figure out what exactly what you want! How much weight you want to lose or muscle mass you want to gain, factors like that will impact your goals.
Before you start setting goals, it is important to figure out where you are now! In terms of fitness:
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Gym…it’s all in your head: Intimidation

First and foremost, I have to say I love, love,Β loveΒ the gym. This love is what makes me want to go almost everyday and to push myself past my limits. I’m no longer scared to be in the weights section by myself or to ask a random person to film me. To get to this place of complete gym comfort is not easy AT ALL. In fact, I’m not even totally there yet lol. Β Going to the gym is as much of a mental exercise as it is physical and gym confidence can take some time to develop. (I think)
In my journey these are some of the things that held me back and how I’m getting over them. I hope this helps someone else on their journey as well! This is going to be a short series of 5 consisting of:
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