Do you hate to lift weights? I used to be that way. I think it was mainly because I was self conscious and had NO idea what to do in the weight room. I just thought that if I did cardio that would get me everything I needed for my health and well being. I was the definition of a cardio junky! I just couldn’t get enough.
Yah, yah, yah…I HEARD that strength training was “important”. But I really couldn’t bring myself to do it. I just didn’t feel comfortable in a weight room. I was flat out embarrassed.
Then one day—a dude asked me to spot him on the bench press. First of all, I was trying to leave, second of all, I was terrified. He was very kind and SHOWED me what I needed to do and then asked me to try the bench press myself and he would spot me. YIKES!!! WHAT??
Well, let me tell you….it was LIBERATING! The next day I was SO SORE but I loved it. (I’m sick that way). So, I asked him to teach me all he knew. (Turns out he was a trainer–go figure). I couldn’t get enough. It was SO amazing to watch my body transform. I could start to see MUSCLES that I never saw before. I literally felt so much stronger in my push ups, my squats and in everything I did. SO much more energy. WOW! SO EXCITING. And the rest is history….
The point is: you don’t know, what you don’t know until you KNOW! You KNOW you should be lifting weights right? But if you don’t really know HOW, it’s pretty hard to force yourself to do it ESPECIALLY by yourself with everyone staring at you. HA! (Just so you know, nobody is staring at you, cuz they’re all worried about being stared at – for the most part.) Quit trying to force yourself to do something you don’t feel comfortable with–all you have to do is ask!
Ask for help! There is NO shame and NO harm in asking. In fact, you will be so glad you did. There’s NOTHING like feeling your strength improve EVERY time you do it again! The more you do it, the more you’ll WANT to do it. It’s so very empowering, trust me!
Got questions? Hit me up! You know where to find me…
Speaking of lifting weights? You coming to Power Strength today? We’re gonna throw some heavy stuff around. Just GIVE IT A TRY! See you soon. Fuel Fitness 12:10 – 12:50 OUTSIDE!