The Effects Of Self Efficacy On Self Confidence And Self Esteem

1570 Words Oct 2nd, 2015 7 Pages
Self-efficacy is one reason that people may not start a fitness program or even begin to exercise on their own. If someone is unsure of how to perform a certain exercise or feeling as if they will not be able to stay with a program it can be a deterrent from even beginning. Feeling ridiculed for performing an exercise incorrectly can have an effect on self-confidence and self-esteem. Their perceived notion of how others will view them is very real to them but may be misplaced fear. It becomes difficult to enjoy doing something when there is so much stress and anxiety surrounding it. One way to help overcome this barrier is to work with a trained professional and learn how to do the exercises properly. Someone that can give positive feedback and encourage a person will not only help to motivate them to get moving but will also increase their self-esteem and sense of self-worth.
Having support from family and friends can also create a barrier to exercising. The negative feedback can be counterproductive to what the trainer is attempting to do. Family members can make a person feel guilty for taking away from time spent with them. They may also not understand why the person feels the need to work out. If friends and family members are unhealthy and unfit themselves they may feel as if the person is moving forward without them. They may try to sabotage the persons exercise, whether it be intentionally or unintentionally, by convincing them to spend time with them and…
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