What Can Be Learned From Halloween...

A slightly different post today, focusing more on mindset than nutrition and training.



It's just gone past that time of year - Halloween. It's mainly a night for the youngsters - the costumes, the trick or treating, the fun, but the adults also like to have a good time. There is however, a hidden benefit to Halloween - the 'not caring' part...

As youngsters, you love to dress up and have a good time, whether you look silly or not, but the adults do that too. Some costumes do actually look awesome!! (those who spend a fair bit of cash...) but most people tend to dress up and not care if they look silly, not caring what people think, they're just there to have a laugh. THAT is how people should think a lot of the time. Too many people care too much about what others think. Yes, I do understand there will be certain circumstances where there are genuine reasons why an individual cares about other people's opinions of them...

One of the main reasons overweight individuals don't join a gym, is because they are worried others in the gym are 'there to laugh at them', when that isn't true. Unfortunately you will always get those few people who do stand around in the gym simply to mock others, but it is rare. What do you do in that situation? report them! They will soon be warned, and if they don't stop, they will have their membership cancelled. If however the gym doesn't take that action, then change gyms! even if that means a little extra journey. But everyone goes to the gym for the same reason - to improve themselves, whether that's about building muscle, increasing endurance, working on sport specific goals, or just to maintain a level of fitness. So what if you're overweight? going to the gym is the RIGHT thing to do, and I can assure you that there will be many people in the gym who will support you and help you if you need it. Think like a child does on Halloween - "who cares!?"

It's a lot easier said than done - to not care what others think, but it will dramatically reduce your stress levels. Halloween is a time to enjoy yourself, but so is life!

Lee Gregory Fitness

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