Being the new girl in any environment is never easy, which I’m sure we can all agree on without getting into the shocking why element. And if you don’t understand, pack your bags and go somewhere out of your box.
After being the new girl for various occasions including school, class, work, cities, states, teams and programs, I’ve come to the quick conclusion being the new girl is the worst when it’s at a new gym full of hot young professionals. I’m talking serious hawtness germs and stranger danger sweat floating around. Nothing but straight intimidating for small itty bitty me trying to get my cardio and squats in at, yes, my new very large 5-story gym close to work to avoid the horrendous Houston traffic.
Let’s recap, shall we?
The first day it was literally scary movie scary with so many new people, new equipment, and general overwhelming anxiety. I scoped out the place and left. HAH. Great workout let me tell you. Considering all the stairs I took, maybe, but more than likely not.
The second day, which I have to be honest was more like 5 days later, I got on one treadmill and then left. I felt so confined in my corner. Let me tell you how much I loved my new gym at this point. None whatsoever. #IMissYouOldGym
The third day I LOST MY KEY TO MY LOCKER. So I spent majority of the time going up and down these cursed stairs to find where it could have fell. At this point I was nearly over this gym and sad that I even spent so much to sign up. Which was only $30, but hey #PRGirlBudget
But now almost a month later and I’m still committed. Mostly because my options are limited. So, in summary, it’s not easy being in a new environment, figuring out your routine and feeling like you are invading some weird invisible territorial space. But if you keep at it, eventually you find a new rhythm and might even start liking it. Whatever it is, just don’t give up because great things take time. Like these rock hard abs.
Make it happen,