If you’re a female with Type 2 diabetes looking to get healthier, lower your blood sugar and shed a few pounds or gain more muscle strength, chances are you’re thinking about signing up to a local gym. You want to get in there, do some strength training and get your cardio work in.
But, you’re feeling a little anxious…
* you’re worried what other people will think of you as you are a little overweight.
* you’re worried about exercising in the company of men.
* you may be worried you just won’t know what to do when you get to the gym and suffer embarrassment from this.
Here’s how to get past gym fear so you can get on to a new, fitter you with lower blood sugar levels…
1. Book A Session With A Trainer. First, if lack of knowledge is what’s stopping you, it’s time to book an introductory session or two with a trainer. They’ll show you the ropes and help you feel that much more confident each time you step foot in the gym.
You don’t necessarily have to train with them on an ongoing basis if your budget is limited, but one or two sessions will be the perfect way to jumpstart your effort.
2. Join An All Female Gym. It’s also a wise move to consider joining an all female gym. If you’re uncomfortable exercising around the men in the weight room, this is the ideal solution.
Or, look for a gym with an area just for females. Many now introduce this so will give you a place to do your workout worry free.
3. Dress Comfortably. It’s also important you dress comfortably. While you may want to keep up with the latest fashions in workout wear, remember if you aren’t comfortable, you will be miserable the whole time you’re there.
Dress in something you feel good in. Function should always come first when choosing workout wear, fashion second. Not the other way around.
4. Take A Friend. Finally, you might also want to consider taking a friend with you. If you have a family member, co-worker, or friend who’s looking to get in shape as well, go about this mission together.
Having another friendly face by your side can make it much easier to face your gym fears and also make the workout much more enjoyable as well.
This gym buddy set-up may also help you stick with it better, which will then mean better results for both of you.
So don’t let gym fear get to you any longer. There is always a way to overcome whatever issue you are facing so you can get on to becoming a fitter you in control of your Type 2 diabetes, your blood sugar and your body weight.