Be nice to the new people at your gym,
January first is finally here and for a lot of people that means New Years resolutions. And with New Years resolutions comes weight loss, improving health, and becoming fit.
I know how frustrating it can be when you’ve planned your gym time around when there are the least amount of people, and now all of a sudden it’s completely packed. But please remember that these people are here to better themselves.
A lot of the time they’re nervous. They don’t know how these machines work. They’re completely out of their comfort zone here. They feel as if everyone is watching them, judging them. They’re sweaty and often times not great at exercising, and they are beating themselves up watching you slay your workout. They don’t need you beating them up too.
Take a deep breath, wait your turn for your favorite spin bike, and realize how lucky you are that you have already started your journey. Look back to you were day one, and where you are now. Chances are, you’ve come along way. Physically, and mentally.
Don’t look down on those who use the first of a new year to motivate themselves. I see a lot of hate surrounding this group of people, and I don’t think it’s right in the slightest. Everyone has their day where they wake up and decide to change their life. Their day just happened to be the same as a lot of other people. Root for them, don’t just think silently to yourself that they’ll never make it because they’re only here for a New Years resolution.