How to get past the most common work out worries, including using Always Discreet if you’re concerned about leaks.
A lot of us don’t need to get to the gym to break out into a sweat – the thought of joining one is enough. It’s so easy to think it’s too intimidating and everyone else will be fitter, younger, thinner and more flexible.
1. Everyone will be looking at me
Most of this will empathise with feeling self-conscious, especially if we’re not stick-thin and 22. So just remember how self-absorbed most people are! They’re much more likely to be worrying about their workout – or whether everyone’s looking at them!
2. I might hurt myself
This is a pretty legitimate fear – no one likes pain! The best advice here is that, if you’re new to an activity, you should start slowly and build up. It’s also important to recognize the difference between tired muscles and something hurting.
What about avoiding injury, particularly if you want to try a more ‘risky’ activity? While you can never be 100% safe, you’ll hugely reduce the risk of hurting yourself by getting proper instruction.
3. I might leak
Did you know that one in three women suffer from a sensitive bladder – and that exercise can cause leaks?
No need (or excuse!) to keep away from the gym though. You just need protection you can trust. Always Discreet is a range of pantyliners pads and underwear that will make worrying about leaks a thing of the past.
4. I’ll sweat
Whoever came up with the old adage about ladies ‘merely glowing’ has a lot to answer for! Sweating is a perfectly natural process and is how your body cools itself down.
However, if you still feel self-conscious about getting sweaty, why not invest in some workout clothes in performance fabrics that wick away moisture.
5. I might fail
This is a crazy worry when you think about it! We’re quite happy to tell our kids and grandkids that if they don’t try they can’t succeed, yet we’re worried about making fools of ourselves by ‘failing’ at Zumba, Pilates, whatever.
Ask yourself the question: who really cares? And remember that letting go of a fear of failure is very liberating.
What are your tips for ditching exercise fears? Let us know in the comments section below.