We’ve all been there before – you pump yourself up pre-workout, saying that you’re going to give it 110% today. As you change into your fitness gear, that confident feeling often fades fast. So, here’s some tips on how to boost your confidence!
When you're seriously working hard, you won’t have time to compare yourself to others, or to look around and catch them watching you work your butt off. Concentrate on you, and consistently remind yourself of how great you’re doing.
Are you wanting to try a new fitness class like Pilates? It can be tempting to slide into the back row and avoid eye contact with others while you awkwardly attempt to mimic the moves and energy of the ‘pros’ in the class.
Stick around after the class and introduce yourself to the instructor. We love to answer questions and help you improve your form or master that sequence of moves you couldn't quite get down.
Believe in yourself!
You are your only competition; comparing yourself to others isn’t going to get you anywhere. Even if people are looking at you, convince yourself that it’s because they admire your motivation and dedication toward reaching your goals.
It’s important to keep in mind that everyone has started out in your shoes at some point or another, so don’t give in to those feelings of insecurity! Keep your goals in mind, and stick with your fitness plans.
Go to that exercise class a few more times, I know a great one that’s every Saturday morning at 9am, and before you know it, you’ll be just as confident as those people in the front row (you may even be joining them up there!).