I was recently at my parents’ house, and as well as eating too much cheesecake and brie, I was having a look at some of my year 9 school reports.
Turns out I wasn't exactly the best student in Physical Education at that point in my life! I had always loved #sport - I did rounders, netball, athletics, even ice skating, which I absolutely loved. And later in life did rowing at both school and university.
But I really remember at this point in my life I had tried my absolute best to get into the various teams and was always a trier when it came to games and P.E. (except gym - I was not happy about the leotards!) But unfortunately I was never particularly gifted. I never really made any of the teams and I think that really started to turn me off....however hard I tried I just never quite seemed to be good enough. Which meant I stopped doing a lot of the things I had previously enjoyed.
And isn't that the thing that most often puts us off? The fear of not being good enough, of people seeing us and thinking we look a bit silly, or simply feeling that we just won't be good enough to take part? Luckily, with age has come the wisdom to see that it really is the taking part that counts - I may never be the best in the room, I might not get picked for teams, but that's not going to stop me from giving it a good go and enjoying the amazing effects of exercise.
So don't let your lack of confidence or fear of not being good enough stop you from getting out there and enjoying exercise. As the saying goes, you'll be lapping everyone else who's on the couch!
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