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I Hate People Watching Me Exercise

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    It's Distracting

    I become too concious about my posture etc. I get distracted from just doing the excercise. This tells me I still have some issues with shyness and/or bad self-image.
    Beanow Beanow 22-25, M 2 Responses Apr 24, 2011

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    My Personal Trainer Is Crazy!

    I really don't like people watching me exercise. Part of it is because I have this huge complex about doing something I don't do well in front of others. I'm a bit of a perfectionist in that respect because I will work on it over and over again until I get it, and then I'm...
    Lucidblue Lucidblue 36-40, F 1 Response Dec 13, 2010

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    Anxiety

    I'm naturally an anxious person, so of course that manifests itself as social anxiety as well. My great dislike for people watching me exercise has a big thing to do with why I don't go to the gym often. I sweat a lot. A lot a lot. It runs in my family from my dads side. This...
    Knabble Knabble 18-21, F 1 Response Sep 24, 2011

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    Blast That Music

    I;m one of those people who doesnt want people to know I workout plus it really embaressing when you go to a new gym and you dont know how something works! so I go to something im comfortable doing first and observe a bit on the way things work there/ peoples system then I just...
    sociallyawk sociallyawk 18-21, F Jan 30, 2011

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    By Myself.

    Soo, everyday I exercise when no one is around, in the basement.I dont like other people watching me, I feel like their thinking negative things while Im working-out.Makes me feel uncomfortable. Soo, thats why I dont go to the gym.
    GettingOverShit GettingOverShit 18-21, F Aug 11, 2012

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    Weird

    It makes me uncomfortable although it pressures me to do better since people are watching me. But still it's a bit creepy and it feels weird.
    aroundhere aroundhere 22-25, M Mar 31, 2013

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    I am not by any means self-conscience

    or anything. I think I just like my space and don't like weirdos looking around looking either for trouble or being the gossip gym queen. Its stupid, especially if its in a gaggle of retards of muscle guys in a group just being stupid and getting there next high from having low...
    Lifeisamazing777 Lifeisamazing777 22-25 May 9, 2014

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    No Gyms

    I won't work out around other people. I get too self-conscious and don't do things properly. I prefer working out alone.
    itworkedintheory itworkedintheory 31-35 1 Response Jul 6, 2012

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    I Hate It When People Stare

    Wow! I seriously thought that I was the only one in the world who gets stared at at the gym.  Man, was I wrong!I absolutely hate it when people stare at me!  I don't know why.  I just do.  One of my friend's recently told me that when someone stares at her, she stares right...
    abtoforever08 abtoforever08 18-21, F 2 Responses May 7, 2011

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    Its Like "go Away!"

    Ok I was in this gym that was like way out, into the sticks like, newhamshire or something and i was on the tredmile and the senery was beautefull outlook onto a lake and mountians, it was real early in the morning place didint even open yet and my aunt gave me the keys to chill...
    LoveISHateHateISLove LoveISHateHateISLove 13-15, F 2 Responses Jul 27, 2011

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    just finished my 2.5hr morning cardio awhile

    ago. Good thing there were only a few people who hit the gym in the morning so i did maximize the equipments. but i really dont like it when out of the blue a guy kept on bugging me from time to time and was trying to create a conversation. but dude, isnt it an unwritten rule...
    altec1243 altec1243 22-25, F 6 Responses Jan 16

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    Alone...

    When I DO work out..and I'm trying to do that more...I won't work out in front of anyone...not even my kids if I can help it. I have before & even though they are just kidding, they make comments from time to time. I would love to go to a gym...but I'm just too big & would feel...
    RubyLane RubyLane 41-45, F Oct 10, 2012

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    Sat

    I'm sitting here finishing up a SUBWAY 6IN VEGGIE S,WICH and trying to drink my water.i walk/jog 3 miles around the track before i go.They have a soccor game going while i'm going around and i freak out.i have to play my music and try to forget  about all the people there.They...
    mrsclark mrsclark 51-55, F Sep 24, 2011

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    >_>

    No one needs to see my fat  jiggling while I run.
    SpiritOfTheRabbit SpiritOfTheRabbit 31-35, F Jan 15, 2011

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    My First Year's University Gym Experience

    No one needs to see my fat jiggle when I exercise. That's not fun especially at a gym with a lot of fit people in it. I'm not exagerating, I go to the university's gym and there's only fit people there. I thought there must be something wrong with my vision, so I brought in some...
    GreenScape GreenScape 22-25, F 2 Responses Feb 2, 2011

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    I Hate It

    I was jogging round the park yestaday my belly was bouncing up and down and my top kept showing my belly! People were staring and laughing!
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Nov 2, 2012

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    Please Stare At Someone Else

    Oh my god I hate it so much when people watch me exercise. Yeah I'm on a treadmill, and I'm not a size 0. I've started wearing sunglasses whenever I exercise. It probably looks stupid, but that way I can close my eyes and not drive myself crazy watching other people staring at me...
    explainit2me explainit2me 26-30, F 1 Response Mar 22, 2011

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    Uncomfortableee...

    I tend to wheeze and grunt and breathe funny, so I don't like it when people watch me, especially since I do it wrong a lot of times :P
    Veronica4 Veronica4 18-21, F 1 Response Sep 6, 2011

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    tiffany903 tiffany903 26-30 Apr 21, 2012

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    Another advantage when I exercise alone is

    that I can also be focused on my thoughts without thinking about the people around me.
    Wildheart101 Wildheart101 18-21, F Jan 16, 2014

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    Is It Weird?

    I hate it when people who are thinner than me watch me workout it's uncomfortable and I feel like i'm doing it wrong. I feel like they are judging me in their mind and I hate it. I hate how they can work out for hours and I can't do 5 minutes without feeling like i'm going to die...
    princesssparkles princesssparkles 18-21, F 2 Responses Oct 26, 2011

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    Dying To Stop Dying

    Not every story about weight loss begins with a traumatic and eye-opening event that makes a person go on a heroic journey to a better self.  Mine is quite the opposite of that in fact.  My journey began years ago.  I would say it truly began the summer before my freshman year...
    auntchelle11 auntchelle11 22-25, F 1 Response Aug 6, 2011

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    My biggest peeve right here. This annoys the hell out of me. I am sort of a movie fanatic. When people ask, hey lets get together and watch this or that, then start answering...
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    Hmmm. Hates an awfully strong word. But this behaviour is never acceptable. I'm a community support worker. Therefore it's my job too support these people. I'm out in the...
    snowberry75 snowberry75 36-40, F Mar 17

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    I hate it because no one is better than anyone really. Like sure, they may be faster than someone else, but that doesn't mean they're "Better". It means they're "faster". It's just...
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    I hate it because they are not good more that another people sometime they are so baddest as I look at them but I wouldn't to tell anyone else. I hope them so happy with fake's...
    nimkansiri nimkansiri 22-25, F Mar 10

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    I'm going to post this link in TWO of the groups I belong to. I'm going post it here, and I'm also going to post it in "I Believe Most People Are Mindless Sheep". A f***ing G6...
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    I hate annoying people fuckkk off
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