??CHANGE YOUR MODALITY! Ok, I appreciate entirely sometimes the thought of all of the above is all too much. You get to the gym, it’s packed, and the idea of not being able to do what you set out to do makes you feel anxious and mentally exhausted? It might help to change your modality to buy you some time! Let’s say you set out to do your strength training program, and the free weights area is just too busy even to attempt to start, let alone finish. However, the cardio area is quiet, head there instead. Perhaps make your workout a cardio-based session instead. It might not be the session you planned to do, but at least you’ve done ‘something’ rather than nothing.
??DON’T WORRY! It’s so easy to work yourself up, stress yourself out, and end up in a negative downward spiral of thoughts. The gym will not always be this busy (trust me, I’ve worked in the industry for 9 years now, it will get quieter). Take a moment to look around, smile at the new faces, embrace the motivating energy in the room, and remind yourself that you were once a newbie too. Remember, it takes a while to find your feet in the gym, be courteous of those who haven’t found there’s yet!
I hope this helps!
A happy new year and happy training in 2020!! ? Love, Angi ?x