This time of year I always try to get my butt into the gym… because during the summer I’m out of class, unemployed & looking for something to do.
I’m gunna be real, I didn’t exercise once these past two semesters at school & I ordered a TON of takeout food. It’s fun and all to eat pizza, chicken fingers & Chinese food, until uhhh you start gaining some weight & feeling sluggish.
I know working out always make me feel empowered but it’s always soo hard to just get started. Also, I always get a little nervous before I enter my local gym, (for me) there is always that fear that people are silently judging me. Whether it’s my outfit, my makeup-free face or the way I look when I’m breaking a sweat.
Sometimes it seems like everyone has the cutest gym outfits that came straight from Pinterest or that they have their hair in the sweetest braids, while my hair is in a sweaty & frizzy ponytail.
So I’m here to convince myself & others, STOP CARING! (i mean that in the nicest way possible). I also feel like I’ve also heard that a million times, but I’m going to try to make it my mantra. In reality fellow gym-goers probably haven’t even acknowledged your presence because they’re too busy looking at themselves in the mirror & worrying about themselves.
In order to make me feel better at the gym the most I will do is dab some concealer over my imperfections & add some mascara. I don’t recommend having an insane workout wardrobe, like Khloé Kardashian, but have like a couple shirts, pants & sport bras that you’re able to mix & match.
Forever 21 has the best sports bras because they’re inexpensive & have super cute options!
Pop in your headphones and ignore those around you & completely focus on pushing yourself!
The other morning I took a Pilates class, I could barely do all the moves because my muscles were shaking so much BUT it was totally worth it. One last thing I want to say… even if you think someone is staring at you & silently judging, kick a** at you workout & ignore them! lol
P.S. I wanna hear your gym experience in the comments, so let me know!