A Letter to The New Guy (at the gym)

DEAR NEW GUY,

I saw you show up early.  When I walked in, you were already in the back room getting measurements and stepping on the scale.

(i am you)

I saw the nervous looks you gave and the way you avoided eye contact.

(iamyou)

I saw the look of embarrassment when you couldn’t do the exercises with the heavy dumbbells that the other guys were using

(i’m you)

I saw the way you kept pulling on your tshirt to cover your belly

(we are the same)

I saw the way you struggled to keep up

(i struggle)

BUT

I saw the look in your eyes

(i’ve been there)

I saw the determination

(you can do it)

And I saw you the next day at the gym, too

(don’t give up)

You don’t know it. But we are the same.

(we struggle)

BUT

WE WILL SUCCEED.

Keep at it, new guy.  Keep at it.  You’ve already won.

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