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Ambassadors Tell Us Their Secrets To Confidence

Moving from the cardio section to the weights section can feel like a daunting task in any gym. Is my form right? Are people staring at me? Are my leggings squat-proof? – we get it. The gym should be an escape and somewhere to get our blood pumping, not somewhere to feel self-conscious and insecure.

To celebrate female empowerment this Power Week, we asked some of our female ambassadors what makes them feel confident, to help you feel like a boss in the gym.

 

Plan, plan, plan

What could possibly go wrong when you have a good plan?

If nothing else, a plan can help you to stay on track regardless of how uncomfortable you’re feeling. Power through – it will get better! Alternatively, outfit planning not only serves as great motivation, you can also tailor your outfit to your workout – not today see-through leggings. Our ambassadors love to plan too… 

 

Elle Edwards

“I love a good plan! If I don’t plan what I’m doing I’ll often have an unfulfilled session and waste time procrastinating on my phone or day dreaming. Having a killer routine that makes me sweat and feel the burn in all the right places gets me in the zone and makes me feel amazing! A cute Myprotein  fit and boss playlist helps too.”

 

Hanh Dinh

“I’m a firm believer in when you look good, you feel good, and for me that means a high ponytail and wearing fun, bright colors! Sometimes you just need to put on your favorite pair of shorts you own, tighten that ponytail, and get to work! Having this mindset when I go into a workout has worked for me every time ” 

 

 

Self-love is always the best love

Why do we lack confidence? A lot of the time it’s because we’re seeking validation from others, but if we know who we are, then what does it matter what anybody else thinks? Confidence comes from within, you just need to find it. Our ambassadors couldn’t agree more…

 

Elle Edwards

“Only compare yourself to your previous self. You’re exactly where you are meant to be and trust in this.”

 

Hanh Dinh

“Change the narrative- insecurities and negative self-talk are ways that we sabotage our potential. We need to reframe our thoughts so that they work for us, and not against us!”

 

Lesley Fernandez

“Fake it to you make it for me I had to turn from being my worst critic to my biggest supporter even if I didn’t believe the positive things I was saying about myself at the start overtime I believe in the positive affirmations I gave myself. Also, I stop comparing myself to unrealistic beauty standards. I focused on being the best me, not who I thought I should be.”

 

Marisa Turner 

“Give yourself compliments daily. Tell yourself what you love about you and focus on your strengths. When we are focused on loving ourselves, we become more confident in our entire being.” 

Our ambassadors found their love for themselves, now it’s your turn. Self-love equals confidence. Now say it louder for the people in the back. 

 

Take a step back

It’s far too easy to sit and compare yourself to the people around you. People with a higher PB, people with more confidence, the list could go on. It’s important to remember that you don’t know everything about the people around you, so how could you make a proper comparison? It’s simple. You can’t. Our ambassadors have learnt to master this…

 

Hanh Dinh

“Set measurable goals and monitor your progress- set goals that can be quantified! Numbers don’t lie and it can be such a confidence boost when you see how far you’ve come from when you started your journey!”

 

Lesley Fernandez

“Hitting a PR for sure or anytime someone goes out of their way to complete me at the gym it means a lot my hard work is noticeable”

 

Marisa Turner

“Accept yourself fully where you are— knowing that you may still have work to do but also seeing how far you’ve come. Self-acceptance can help you develop a new perspective towards yourself that can lead to greater self-confidence.”

Don’t get bogged down with comparisons. Focus on yourself, your improvements, how far you’ve come and how you’re going to reach your goals.

 

 

Quote of the day

Elle Edwards

“Outside your comfort zone is where growth happens. Doing things that scare you will make you grow and become more confident.”
 

Take Home Message

Keep in mind these top tips from our ambassadors, face your fears and strut into that weights section with your head held high and hip-thrust to your heart’s content. As long as you’re happy and doing what you love, it doesn’t matter what anybody else thinks. You go girl!

Catch up on our other Power Week article here…

Our Ambassadors Share What Makes Them Feel Empowered In The Gym

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2021-08-12 22:49:03By Monica Green



Emily Wilcock

Emily Wilcock

Writer and expert

Emily is studying Business Management & Marketing at the University of Birmingham and is currently on her intern year. She has a keen interest in both writing and fitness, so is happy she can now combine the two. She likes to spend time with her friends, both in & out of the gym.


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