“I’ve never really been an active or sporty person, I found hobbies that would keep me going but they never revolved around a fitness lifestyle. Getting into my teenage years I remember feeling overwhelmed with “perfect bodied” girls all over the social media which made me think “wait, shouldn’t I look like that?”. As much as it probably wasn’t the healthiest reason, it pushed me towards purchasing a gym membership.
Working out felt like a chore at the beginning but as time went by I became more comfortable with the environment and it turned into something fun! After discovering all different sorts of gym equipment I got more and more excited to work out. The best part of it has always been seeing my own improvement; it really kept me going. As my life started getting busier there has been less and less time for the gym; I made a mistake of not prioritizing it more. Looking back at it I regret having stopped making the effort. Taking care of my condition and working out made me feel better and more confident with myself.
The lockdown has been a new challenge with loads of spare time to slowly go back to working out. Feeling the lack of motivation hasn’t been helpful but seeing people around me share their stories and read how much of an impact sport actually had in their lives made me rethink how working out positively affected me and how great it would be to feel like that again.”