Because you know I’m all about that weight,
’bout that weight, no cardio.
All about that form,
’bout that form, no injury.
Alright, that was corny…but it got your attention & you know you laughed a little!
Last week, I tried strength training on my own. I was working with a trainer to learn about form, machines, and techniques. I am not confident in the gym at all, especially to step up to the weights or machines alone. I usually take the classes or stick to the cardio area. However, the classes do not fit into my schedule & cardio will not give me the results I want. So, I have to face my insecurity to better myself. I’ve worked too hard to quit now. Or as MC Hammer put it: “too legit to quit”.
For me, the insecurity stems from my lack of knowledge about strength training. If I am unknowledgeable about a subject; I tend to be timid to talk about it until I have a decent understanding. I began looking at fitness magazines, websites such as bodybuilding.com, and fitness blogs to help me. I would love to find a mentor within the gym. However, the gym is new and most people go in the evenings.
I hope this gym endeavor helps me to gain confidence, not only for my body image; but in other aspects of my life too.