i used to avoid exercises and equipment if i didn't know how to do them, or use them!
sounds so silly, so why the heck would i do this? because i thought i could just ignore it. i also didn't want to take the time to ask for help.
and if i'm being really honest, it cost me time and energy wasted on repeating the SAME other exercises over-and-over-and-over, while using the same few pieces of equipment and never really getting anywhere with my goals.
but here's the thing:
avoiding those exercises and/or equipment also taught me something really important. i had huge potential and opportunity to grow (not just in my training, but learning something new!) and you should never feel stupid or annoyed to ask for help. that goes for anything in life.
once i started learning these exercises and how other equipment could be beneficial and stopped avoiding them, here's what happened:
i was more confident in the gym and with my training
my body could feel the challenge in my workouts
i started to a actually see the results
as you follow your own fitness journey, remember that asking for help, and educating yourself is actually so smart and beneficial! and you have so many tools out there and people or books to help you (myself included).
so, what's 1 big "mistake" you've made, and what did you learn from it?
Image from Pinterest, it is not my own.