First of all, what are these monthly hashtag movements/projects? Well, we wanted to find a way to really get involved with everyone in different ways each month, so this is our way of doing so. Having a topic makes it fun to interact with one another and spread the word on how we are bettering ourselves. So during each month we are going to have lots of awesome giveaways pertaining to that movement, videos from professionals giving you tips for free, etc etc. So just a fun way to stay engaged and give the community more of what it needs!
SO JANUARY, JANUARY IS #IBEATGYMTIMIDATION!!!!
I mean let’s face it, Gymtimidation apparently was SOOOOO last year… but really, it’s not. It’s a real thing, and we are bringing it back, but we are bringing it back because we are BEATING IT!
I remember the first time I ever stepped foot in a CrossFit gym, it’s funny because it’s the first time I stepped foot into a CrossFit gym but it’s also every time I step into a new one, I get so scared. Will people like me? Will I make a fool out of myself? These people are amazing, I’m new, I’m not good enough, just go home!!!! Those are the thoughts that go through my head. Same thing when I go for a swim. I’m broken, I need to swim, but for some reason, when there are people in the pool, I’m shy, I’m timid, I’ll be going too slow, I’ll be in there way, why am I here?!? GO HOME!!!
Gymtimidation isn’t just a bazillion people in a gym, it’s anything. It’s the way you feel when you walk into a new activity. It’s the way you feel when you try something new, whether there’s 40 people in the room or 4, it’s the feeling that you aren’t good enough, you aren’t strong enough, you’re going to make a fool out of yourself, and you just want to hide.
But WE HAVE TO BEAT IT. We have to show the gym, that we don’t care about our surroundings, we are MAKING OURSELVES HEALTHY, so LETS GO IN AND WORKOUT AND BE HEALTHY!!!
I had a little bit of Gymtimidation tonight when I went to Hot Yoga for the first time in a long time. I was like….. “UGH these women are so good at yoga, I’m going to suck, I need to hide in the back, why me, why am I here?!?!” But everyone goes through that. It’s like your first day of a new school, will people like me? But again, it doesn’t matter because they are there for the same reason you are, to get better, and they don’t care about ME, they care about themselves… SO next time you walk into a gym, and you’re worried, FORGET ABOUT IT and REMIND YOURSELF #IBEATGYMTIMIDATION!!
How do you #IBEATGYMTIMIDATION??