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I Hate People Watching Me Exercise

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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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    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

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 22-25, F 1 Response Mar 22, 2011

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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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    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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    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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    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 16-17, F Jan 16

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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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    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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    tiffany903 tiffany903 26-30 Apr 21, 2012

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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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    >_>

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

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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 2 Responses Sep 24, 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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    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.
    Sinaname Sinaname 26-30 1 Response Jul 6, 2012

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    I love and enjoy watching people in all kinds of situations and see what they will do. I love studying people and watching them too. I should write a book on my findings about...
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    The first thing me and my boyfriend bonded over..! People are just ugh! I don't understand them, I hate myself and I hate others..they just make everything worse!
    dancingSpider dancingSpider 13-15, F Oct 4

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    I'm kinda sick of life right now.. I don't get people.. I honestly don't. Why do people judge you on your body? Why.. Just why? Why do people attack your posts because it's...
    Bflyboo14 Bflyboo14 13-15, F 7 Responses Oct 14

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    No I hate fake people not fake profiles.. 34% of people who return back to site are 99% fake this is my experience, but most of them hide their information no problem..some ask me...
    ExUser007 ExUser007 18-21, F 1 Response 2 days ago

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    I hate it. They will ask - who is this, why did he do that, those people have no shame. Then they will start judging the character pretty fast, without knowing the background. Then...
    LordLucas LordLucas 26-30, M 2 Responses Oct 3

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    I hate when people bully online. Stop hiding behind the screen torturing others, better yet don't engage in online bullying at all. It's not cool.
    SentimentalMood SentimentalMood 36-40, F 6 days ago

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    I mean we're all just skeletons in the end so why even hate.
    sammylynn333 sammylynn333 16-17, F 5 days ago

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    Why are some people so weird? Found out today that someone who posted on one of my experiences has blocked me.... Even though the only communication we have ever had was their...
    HPage HPage 46-50, M Sep 27

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    Ahh, that's my boyfriend. I love him but I hate that trait of his. It's so annoying.
    gardengirl17 gardengirl17 22-25, F 1 Response Oct 1

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    I'm getting time for myself on my next day off if I have to scream at people to leave. Yesterday was the perfect time for my own day off and it was ruined by people.
    tinywoman tinywoman 18-21, F Oct 2

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    more often then not people on here will write you a msg and just say hi, hey or hello.. I'm one of those people that see that message and don't usually response! Send me a one...
    sunshineee94 sunshineee94 18-21, F 6 Responses Oct 2

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    I just I hate it I mean it just gets in to a world of troble
    Demonblood Demonblood 13-15, M Oct 3

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    I try never to say hate, I prefer, "not my favourite person in the World."
    HandsomePrince1 HandsomePrince1 16-17, M Oct 5

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    I had a lot of people looking down on me a lot of people disrespect me and walk all over me and have the audicity to ask me to do things for them All the Egyptian people whom I ve...
    lostsouluk lostsouluk 31-35, F 3 Responses Oct 9

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    We all swear sometimes, but I absolutely despise people who swear a lot because they think it's cool. I have the misfortune of having met people who can't say a half-sentence...
    spacepixie spacepixie 22-25, F Oct 13

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    I totally hate them!!! They instantly change their personalities into a different one just to jive in with those that are considered by majority as "popular". They are so trying...
    blitzkrieg7 blitzkrieg7 22-25, F Oct 15

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    My dog feels this way every time I Ieave the house. I'm no one's pet. My happiness is not dependent on another person. Sometimes its projection or some mental construct...
    adianoeta adianoeta 26-30, F 2 Responses Oct 16

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    I am so sick of those people who seek attention. There's only word for people like that. Unfortunately I can't say it. I'm lonely and confused. I'm depressed.SHUT UP!!!! The minute...
    Princessinmind Princessinmind 18-21, F a week ago

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    I am so sick of those people who seek attention. There's only word for people like that. Unfortunately I can't say it. I'm lonely and confused. I'm depressed.I DONT WANT TO HEAR IT...
    Princessinmind Princessinmind 18-21, F a week ago

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    I am so sick of those people who seek attention. There's only word for people like that. Unfortunately I can't say it. I'm lonely and confused. I'm depressed.-_-The minute someone...
    Princessinmind Princessinmind 18-21, F 3 Responses a week ago

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    People should have the right to be fat if they want to be. Some people like being skinny, and some like being fat, so why should it be alright to shame being fat?
    ifrive1974 ifrive1974 13-15, M 2 Responses 6 days ago

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    A lot of people on here want the world to be full of only fat people. But then they can't even say one good benefit. Especially not health wise.
    NormalTeenGirl NormalTeenGirl 13-15, F 2 Responses 6 days ago

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    When did people become so obnoxiously prone to being offended by everything? Can people not accept other peoples opinions?
    NatashaRose NatashaRose 18-21, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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