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I Hate People Watching Me Exercise

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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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    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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    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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    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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    >_>

    No one needs to see my fat  jiggling while I run.
    SpiritOfTheRabbit SpiritOfTheRabbit 31-35, F Jan 15, 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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 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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    tiffany903 tiffany903 26-30 Apr 21, 2012

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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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    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'm so annoyed with people in general. Rude people especially! People who only think of themselves, screwing people over etc.. If I didn't have morals or a conscious... So pissed...
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