You have to be honest with yourself to improve in the future. While this is the most difficult part because the wound may still be fresh, moving on without reviewing your previous mistakes can only lead to more failure in the future.
If you’ve been to the gym recently, you’ve probably seen black round cylinders resting in the corner of the stretching area. You also might have seen people in the stretching area rolling out on those cylinders. Or you may just see two people in that same area using the cylinders as stools and chatting after a workout (I did that earlier this week lol).
Before you spend money on an annual membership, go to some gyms you’re considering, tell them you’re interested and ask for a free trial that day! Trust me they’ll let you work out for free. Test out the gym the same time you would normally go and takes notes about the staff, the culture, and the crowds until you find the best fit
I knew the reason. I just wasn’t ready to admit it to myself or anyone else for that matter. My entire fencing career centered upon playing catch up to reach the level of my opponents. The beginning of the Olympic qualifying season, we were finally on the same level but excuses continued to infiltrate my thoughts.