Tuesday, May 19, 2009
Tips from Denise Austin
Getting Over Your Workout Fears
A major reason that many out-of-shape men and women avoid exercise is that they feel shy or embarrassed. It can be really tough — and even overwhelming — to start working out, especially if you're shy, terribly out of shape, or have never done it before in your life.
If you do feel that way, you're not alone — and though the challenge to overcome your insecurities is huge, so will be the rewards once you do! Exercising is necessary for good health, and it's even more crucial to weight loss.
Is your fear that you'll look stupid at the gym, or that you won't know how to use the machines? Talk to the trainers or staff at your gym as soon as you get there on Day 1. You certainly won't be the first to ask for help, and it's their job to show you how to get started! They are trained to answer any and all questions, no matter how seemingly dumb, so ask away! And don't worry about what other people are thinking when they see you at the gym — chances are, they're so worried about how they look themselves that they're not even thinking about you.
You'll be amazed at what you can accomplish once you promise yourself to give working out a real try — and not just once, because it does take practice!