Gym Equipment Intimidation for Weighing In Wednesday


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Are You Intimidated by Gym Equipment?

gym equipmentWeekly Progress
Workouts- 3 45 Minute Workouts
Weight Loss- -0.5 (-5 to date)

I’ve pretty much been sticking to the treadmill and stationary bike while working out. Not so much because I like them but because I know how to work them.

I have to admit I’m a little intimated by some of the gym equipment. I finally got up the nerve to try the elliptical machine. Up until now, I didn’t want to get on it in front of people for fear of falling off. I’m a little accident-prone and not very coordinated. I was scared that the foot things would move on me and I’d fall off. Not something you want to do in front of a bunch of people. If you are also like me and prefer to work out within the confines of your home, you could check out companies that offer rental options. I heard that HireFitness is the best place to rent gym equipment, and you might as well check that option out. Coming back to my story, Hubby and I went the other day, and we were the only people there, so I tried it. I didn’t like it, but I did get on without falling. I’ll count that as an accomplishment.

As far as the weight machine gym equipment, I don’t know where to put my head and where to put my butt on some of these things! Luckily at the gym I joined you get a free hour with a personal trainer when you join so I’m going to make an appointment. I’m going to have him give me an introduction to the machines and show me the correct way to use them. This will also help with my anxiety about injuring myself when using the equipment incorrectly, which is why I always wear a top elbow sleeve among many other sleeves and socks to protect my muscles. I will still wear these things to exercise in as they are great for injury prevention, however, I’m hoping that I will no longer have anxiety about using the equipment after my appointment.

So my next goal is to set my appointment with him. I’ve got to get over this gym “shyness.” It’s not my character. Whether I have to invest in some better gym clothes like some better quality tracksuits for women, or just time my gym goings to a time when less people will be there, I’ll have to find a way to get over it. I’m not sure where it is coming from, but I refuse to let it stop me or hinder my progress!

~Cyndi

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