I haven't been to a gym in ages. After Christmas, I decided that I really needed to lose a few kilos and get fitter. So I joined my local David Lloyd club and I have so far been going three times a week for the past three weeks. I was very nervous at first. The people, the noise, the light, the temperature all make me anxious. I have now learnt to try and zone out with my noise-cancelling earbuds and it seems to be working. I hope to commit to going three times a week at least because the membership is expensive.
Well done for getting back into it :) I'm not very good with gyms, but I do need to try and exercise more.
Many congrats on going back to the gym.
Not always the easiest thing to do.
But, give yourself credit.
I agree with taking small steps.
Whilst starting out with short term aims.
I previously went to a gym before for the same or similar reasons as you.
I couldn't bare going on my own.
Let alone ask for assistance if needed.
Best of luck, with your goals.
I like to go jogging and go down the gym
Great , well done. I know just what you mean about the anxiety. I think this takes a lot of courage.
With my own exercise regime, the biggest difference came when I allocated a fixed time, and a priority to exercise those 3 times a week. At that time everything else is second priority. So I have a routine that is now a habit, and i don't have to over-think it or plan too much. It took a few weeks to adjust, but now I have been doing ti for years.
Before that, i was "finding time" in my schedule and talking myself out of it. But i was only making excuses and having "inertia" really.
As a bonus, I find that physical exercise helps me mentally and helps me to sleep and eat better.
great stuff I did regular exercise routines for years, but then lost the routine and have never got back to it