Stepping out of your comfort zone to change your life can be one of the most challenging things you’ll ever do! And yes, fearful. But, do you want to let fear hold you back from achieving your health and fitness goals? We’ve taken the top 5 biggest fears of attending weight loss camp and are sharing how YOU can overcome them, moving you one step closer to optimal health!
1. Fear of the Unknown
There’s something to be said about stepping into the unknown. It takes a lot of strength, mentally and physically, and courage to open yourself up to new ideas and a new way of living, essentially. The unknown is something to be excited about! You’re getting the opportunity to learn and grow into the best version of yourself. So instead of thinking of all the things that could go wrong, focus on all the things that WILL go right!
A lot of times, people who are thinking of going to weight loss camp have this fear of being judged. Whether it’s from their family, fellow campers, friends etc. there’s this underlying fear that what they’re doing is something to be ashamed of. In actuality, this couldn’t be further from the truth! As stated previously, it takes a very strong individual to make this change and it’s something to be proud of. Taking control of your life is an empowering thing!
3. What if I Fail?
Failure is another big one. What if I don’t lose any weight? How will I feel if I don’t see any results? Going into weight loss camp, the best thing you can do for yourself is lose all expectations. Having too high expectations is the prefect way to set yourself up for failure. Focus on how you feel and notice the little changes because all good things take time. It’s not a “quick fix” and it won’t happen over night but, what will happen, is you’ll leave with a new set of skills that will guide you along the way and help you to achieve your goals.
4. I won’t be able to Keep Up
Another common fear of attending weight loss camp is the notion that everyone who goes to these “fitness camps” is already fit. How will I keep up if I’m so out of shape? The answer is simple: You will. There are always modifications to workouts that make them either more or less challenging. It might be challenging at first and you may feel discouraged but all you have to do is stick with it. It goes back to that phrase we all love, Practice Makes Perfect. Just like with anything else, it takes time and your body will adjust.
5. Fear of Pain
Among some of the most common fears is this fear of physical pain. Every body is different but if you haven’t exercised in some time, there will be some sore muscles. It’s a good pain! You’re awakening your body and activating it in a way that hasn’t been done in a long time so there will be an adjustment period. The best solution for this, is to talk to your trainer. Let them know how you’re feeling and they will accommodate your needs, always!