I'm new here and I was mainly writing to see if anyone has any tips for me to help me stop comparing myself to my boyfriend when at the gym.
When I started the gym I felt so great when I finished my workout and proud of myself, since starting with my boyfriend (we've been to the gym together twice now) I feel so deflated and anxious before going, and disappointed when we finish. The reasoning behind this is that I'm really not a physically fit person and struggle with exercise majorly, I'm just not good at it lol, but my boyfriend previously was a biker, rock climber and runner so just destroys a workout, he's like some sort of superhero haha.
He's just entered himself into a 5K run this month too and when we got to the gym yesterday he ran on the treadmill for 2k none stop with such ease, then went on the bike and did 10k and I couldn't even complete my first day of Run To 5K (on the app).
I spoke to my boyfriend before we went because he could tell I was anxious and he told me himself that we all go at different paces and he's got the advantage of previously being a runner and biker and I'm only just starting out and have to build myself up and that I do so well when I go and he's so proud of me, but I just can't stop feeling rubbish about how little I'm achieving compare to him.
Does anyone have any tips on a way I can make myself feel better about this?
I know it might sound silly but it's really playing on my mind. I also suffer with anxiety and depression, I'm not sure if that will make a difference for you all to know.
Thanks in advance.