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5 Tips To Help You Build Confidence

5 Tips To Help You Build Confidence

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5 Tips To Help You Build Confidence

Confidence is a funny thing. For the longest time, I thought I needed to reach my goal weight or my ideal body to finally be confident. Turns out, I couldn't have been more wrong! Confidence comes is so many different shapes and sizes. No matter where you are in your journey, you can dig deep into your soul, embrace your imperfections & choose to love your body right now.

Every body is beautiful, and every body deserves to be celebrated. Here are some helpful reminders that can help you start building up your self confidence!

5 Tips To Help You Build Confidence

1. REMEMBER, EVERYONE IS A BEGINNER

You've heard it before, and get ready to hear it again, you've gotta start somewhere. Sometimes it's so easy to forget that all of the trainers, body builders, influencers and instructors were all beginners once too. You can't compare your Chapter 1 to someones Chapter 24. I know it's easier said than done, but when you're in the early stages of your fitness journey, take that opportunity to really absorb and learn everything you possibly can and take everything day by day. Rather than focusing on anyone else, look inward and celebrate small victories as you move forward!

 

2. PRACTICE, PRACTICE, PRACTICE

Start by zoning in on one skill or goal that you want to achieve, make it a priority and practice, practice, practice! For example, if you want to do a regular push up, every time you're at the gym, end your workout by doing 15 modified push-ups. Once you feel like you've mastered 15 modified push-up's, start doing 14 modified and 1 regular. As you continue to practice, start adding more regular push-ups until you're doing 15 regular push-ups. Before you know it, you'll master the move and feel yourself getting stronger ie. become more confident! This technique can be applied to ANYTHING! If you want to get better at indoor cycling, spend a month or so adding classes to your schedule. I promise you, you will be amazed at how much stronger and more confident you'll feel on the bike by the end of that month! These are just two examples, but you can apply this to any skill you want to master.

 

3. FACE YOUR FEARS

It's always easier said than done, but you've got to start getting comfortable facing your fears. For me, I've always been afraid of going to events alone, beacuse I'm terrified of being really awkward and not knowing anybody.I let this silly fear hold me back for SO LONG and I missed out on some really cool opportunities and potential new friends. The first time I did work up enough courage to go an event alone, I did awkwardly sit by myself, because I was too shy to talk to anyone, but that's not what is important. By getting my feet wet, I eventually started to get comfortable going to things by myself, which lead to me to feel more comfortable when meeting new people. It's definitely a slow process, but once you start tackling these fears, you'll feel proud of what YOU made happen and realize that there's NOTHING that can stop you! 

 

4. SURROUND YOURSELF WITH POSITIVE PEOPLE

Not everyone is going to understand what your doing or why you're doing it, and guess what? That's totally okay! You just need to start by focusing your time and energy into people that are going to support you no matter what! If you're too scared to vocalize your dreams or goals to your friends and family, then start by doing some research for support groups on Facebook or try interacting social media accounts that are doing the things that you want to do! When I first started, I kept my fitness life a secret from my family and friends, because I felt embarassed. Then one day, I decided to start a fitness Instagram to help hold me accountable and not only did I find endless support, but I found a place where I could ask silly questions and really learn about fitness, which ultimately lead me to feel more confident in the fitness relm before I totally opened up to everyone about it. 

 

5. TREAT YOURSELF WITH RESPECT

This is hands down the most important point I need to make in this post, because so many of us struggle with this. We are our biggest critic and we all know it, yet we don't do much to change it. When it comes to fitness, it's even harder to appreciate our bodies throughout the process because all we can think is where we want to be or what we want to look like. Each day, I want you to think about one thing that you genuinely love about yourself that day and write it down. It could be anything from a physical attribute to the fact that you got your work out in for the day. It may sound silly or stupid, but the more time you spend focusing on all of your wonderful qualities and the great things your doing, the more they'll start stick with you. 

 

 

At the end of the day, all you have is yourself. You are an amazing human being that can do anything you set your mind too and it's about time you start believing it! Let's start now! Tell me one thing you love about yourself in the comments below! xx @erikacweiss

 

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