Gym anxiety and feeling too overwhelmed to step into a gym (or any exercise environment) is very common.
It stops a majority of people reaching their fitness and health goals. Many of us know the scenario; you want to get fit and lose weight so you decide to join a gym. You start paying a weekly membership for your joggers to gather dust.
A couple of months pass and you decide “OK I better go”. You spend yet another week trying to find what to wear.
“What do most people wear these days?” You spend two nights frantically searching for trendy active wear on Instagram. Then you end up at Kmart and buy whatever you think won’t make you look like a wanker in a tank top.
You finally pull up in front of the gym… “Fuck I forgot my drink bottle… I will just have to go tomorrow” …yet another excuse.
Returning the next day, your heart starts racing and thoughts start flooding your mind;
“I have no idea what to do in there”
“What if everyone stares at me”
“What if everyone here is super fit and I’m not”
“What if I have to ask for help”
You start to sweat… You get so mad at yourself, “Don’t be silly”. You finally take a deep breath and walk in.