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I keep trying to write this answer and get in everything I want to say without it turning into a thesis length essay, so here goes with the short version. I used to get really bad pre-training anxiety, PT was worse because I knew how hard I'd be pushed, group training wasn't so bad as I could let myself slack a little. It's only recently I've run back ...


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Is it weird to be exercise-reluctant rather than exercise-eager? No! From a biological perspective all creatures are evolutionarily adapted to try to spend as little energy as possible to keep surviving. The "as little as possible" bit will often tend to involve short bursts of major activity when hunting (or fleeing) but "running for fun&...


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Not wanting to go because of lack of motivation or because you have more interesting things to do is one thing, but if your whole day is affected and your concentration is lost because you're stressing over your trip to the gym then something is wrong. First you should determine if it's the physical activity that you're worried about or being in the gym ...


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It will sound very trivial but bear with me. I think your fear might be something very simple. I personally often have the fear of even starting exercising. This happens because I want to perform PERFECTLY - I want to give it my best (which takes time) and I'm afraid I won't. Let's be honest, doing something perfectly is a very high bar to set for yourself. ...


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Pretty normal. Should wane though. Could wax if you're trying to push through a 'wall' though. If you regularly attack plateaus you should feel excited rather than anxious. Anxiety comes when you are itching to breakthrough and you aren't too experienced with that in your training. The negativity involved may just be that you KNOW you aren't doing enough and ...


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First of all, well done losing so much weight, that takes a lot of hard work and dedication! It is completely normal to be nervous and have anxiety about training. It is one of the main reasons the new years crowd in the gym only lasts a month or so. Going to the gym is hard, often leaves you sore, and it is easy to feel judged. All of us at one point were ...


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