Never compare

I’m a newbie at the gym and I get a little shy and nervous when I’m doing my training. (It’s something that I need to work on)
It could be anything from running, doings weights to jump rope, I always try to find a little corner where I could possible hide and not be seen by others.
Today was a little difficult, there were a lot of people at the gym, so finding my little corner was impossible.
But I didn’t want to let my fear ruin my work out, so I just got on with it.
I took out my jump rope and skipped in the middle of the gym. A little nervous because I felt like people were judging me and thinking to themselves, ‘oh that girl looks silly, she can’t skip’
BUT what happened next, took me by surprise, one of the guys training near by said to his trainer ‘I wish I could skip like that…’
I guess in a way, it made me feel more confident and realised that I should never try to compare myself with others.
I should just do my own thing and go by my own pace. I don’t need to be the fastest or strongest, as long as I’m doing it!

Thanks for reading and happy training!



2 thoughts on “Never compare

  1. Your last thought is absolutely right – who cares what other people think (or what you think) you look like? I work nonstop and leave the gym a gross, sweaty mess … but it doesn’t bother me, because I know that I’ve worked my butt off and earned it 🙂 Keep up the good work, and don’t feel like you have to hide in the corner. You may be new to the gym, but you are stronger than you think – and you can only get better!

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