PT and Gym Anxiety
Monday, October 19, 2009
I don't know how common this is, but I get gym anxiety, or at least, that's what I call it. I go to the gym and I get really concerned about what other people are thinking about me. Do they think I'm fat? Do I look weird exercising?
Silly concerns, I know, but perhaps other people feel the same way. It almost impedes my going to the gym because I'm afraid of what people will think. It's a vicious circle: I'm afraid I look fat, but I won't go to the gym because I'm afraid people will think I look fat.
But anyway, I went to the gym today and did manage to work out for 25 minutes before I had to stop. Why did I have to stop, you ask? Well, we just moved to Albuquerque New Mexico and I'm used to sea level Michigan. It's much MUCH higher altitude wise here. I still am adjusting to the change and I get really dizzy if I work out too hard or too long. So I'm working into it slowly but surely!
I'm excited and hopeful that I will progress with weight loss after being stuck at a standstill for 3 months or so. It's a new life and a new city for me, so hopefully it will come with new habits!