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Old 01-07-2010, 01:05 PM   #4
brandijune44
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Congrats! I just started at the gym a couple of days ago and I too had major anxiety about it. You are not alone! I found a lot of support on here in which actually made me go into the experience a lot more relaxed. It was helpful to be reminded that 1) everyone has had a "first day" and can relate to your experience, 2) the gym is representative of the community. You see all shapes and sizes at the gym, just as you would see at the grocery store, the movie theater, or at the coffee house. I found this to be so true! 3) In the off chance that someone does look at you weird (which I have not felt at all!)...so what? We are bettering ourselves and we should be proud of that. No matter what anyone thinks...we are there taking the first step. Awesome! Finally, 4) You have people here who have felt the same anxiety and who are rooting you on! Congratulations for making the first step and I look forward to hearing how the first experience goes for you!
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