Being You.


Written By: Kathryn Swartout

Do you ever dread going to the gym because you know there will be a bunch of workout fanatics there? And you KNOW that your body isn’t nearly as “good-looking” as theirs is. Well, you are wrong.

Here is something that might help prove that you are wrong. You are just as good looking as any other person, just in your own unique way. It may sound like a cliché, but think that way, and see how much farther you will get with yourself.

The gym, whether it be small, big, busy, or almost out of business, is for everybody. Once you enter the building, it is a safe place for you to be yourself and push yourself however far you want to go.

You might say, “Oh, but the clothes I have aren’t as nice or as put together as others” or “I am not the gym type.” I say, so what. It isn’t as scary as it might seem. I mean, it could look like the fighting scene from Mean Girls…


However, we know that is a major exaggeration and the gym community would not be fighting over a hot guy. This could be your chance to get out of a slump, or maybe impress yourself when you see what you are capable of.

Whatever it is, find your motivation and set that in your mind to reach the goal you have set for yourself. Just be you.