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  • Lisa Kelly

Get Rid of Self-Doubt and Get Active

If you’ve ever felt like you’re not active, not athletic, or just too out of shape to even consider starting, you’re among many!

The roots of self-doubt run deep, my friend. Remember gym class? The dread of being picked last for the team, the embarrassment of tripping during a relay race, or the feeling that you just didn’t measure up to the “athletic” kids? Those moments can leave lasting impressions, making us believe we’re not cut out for physical activity.

And for some reason, we really like to stuff those beliefs into an imaginary backpack and just carry that shit around with us way into adulthood…why? Why do we do that?

But here’s the thing: those experiences don’t define you. Just because you weren’t the star athlete in school doesn’t mean you can’t find joy and confidence in fitness now.

You’re an adult now, and you get to rewrite the narrative!


And, let’s normalize something…everyone struggles with body image and self-confidence. Even the people you see at the gym who seem like they have it all figured out. We all have days when we don’t feel our best, when we doubt our progress, or when we just don’t want to get off the couch.

It’s okay. It’s human. I have those days too. There are times when I don’t feel like working out, when I doubt my own abilities, and when I’m self-conscious about my body. It’s completely normal, and it’s something we all go through.

The beauty of being an adult is that you get to choose how you get healthy. You’re not confined to the dreaded gym class anymore. You get to pick activities that make you happy, that excite you, and that fit your lifestyle. Whether it’s yoga, dancing, hiking, or even something unconventional like roller skating, the choice is yours.

To help start to shift your mindset from the past you, here are some tips: Acknowledge Your Past but Don’t Let It Define You: Yes, those childhood experiences were tough, but they don’t have to dictate your present or future.

Focus on What You Enjoy: Think about activities you genuinely enjoy or have always wanted to try. Fitness doesn’t have to be a chore.

Set Small, Achievable Goals: Start with small, manageable goals. Maybe it’s a daily walk, a weekly yoga class, or even a fun dance party in your living room.

Celebrate Your Wins: No matter how small, celebrate every victory. Completed your first week of workouts? Celebrate it! Tried a new class and didn’t hate it? Celebrate it!

Confidence isn’t about never struggling; it’s about pushing through those struggles and believing in yourself despite them. You have the power to redefine what fitness means to you.

You don’t have to be the kid getting picked last anymore. You get to choose your path and I hope you choose one that does wonders for your body and soul!


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