The Beginning of a Whole New Journey
As part of my many New Year’s Resolutions, I decided that I would focus more on my fitness and rather than constantly criticising myself for the numbers on the scales, I’d teach myself to focus on my happiness. I know that this isn’t going to be the easiest journey and in a way, I don’t want it to be easy, nothing easy is worth doing.
I’ve been putting off joining the gym for months, mainly due to a lack of self-confidence, but the only way I’m going to change this is if I suck it up and get on with it. I’m never going to make any progress without a little sacrifice, i.e. money. Joining the gym is never going to be cheap, but it’s up to you the price you pay for what you get out of it. It’s the dedication to it that matters the most as well as how comfortable you feel in your surroundings. I personally prefer a smaller gym, somewhere quieter and a little off the beaten-track.
Frankly, I have no idea where to start when it comes to the gym and although it’s extremely daunting, I’ve found it extremely helpful to watch YouTube videos to help me on my way. My favourites are Carly Rowena, Megan Grubb as well as Em Sheldon (and many more). Watching videos certainly helps when you want to learn new exercises, trying to improve your form or just when you’re keen to get started.
So here it is, the beginning of something new, something I’ve been putting off for months and something I just need to get stuck in to. I’ve got a heck of a lot to learn, and I’m a long way off my personal goals. But to be perfectly honest, I’m happy just to enjoy the journey.