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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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    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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    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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    tiffany903 tiffany903 26-30 Apr 21, 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.
    itworkedintheory itworkedintheory 31-35 1 Response Jul 6, 2012

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    My boyfriend has to go to the gym with me,

    otherwise I'll cry and just leave. Especially when there are a lot of other people in the gym as well.
    ArtemiaRose ArtemiaRose 16-17, F 1 Response Jun 23

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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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    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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    >_>

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

    or bridges.. The hell i care.. Its for the love of my butt that il do it. And i dont care if you watch me. I just hate it.
    Elleshore81 Elleshore81 31-35, F 2 Responses Jun 22

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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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    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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    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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    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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    more like people hate me bc I'm perfect as **** haha. I love myself
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    I wish I could write an experience about how I feel about people, but I honestly don't think it's possible to put it into words. ._.
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    I hate when I'm close to someone and they up and leave me and I have no way to contact them, or they just ignore me, I am a very carrying person so it hurts me. More then most...
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    i hate such peoples and even hate fake peoples here, i m real and believe if you are real than only contact me
    boobilicious4you boobilicious4you 22-25, M 4 days ago

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    i hate jerks, and the way they behave so bad
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    I hate it when people put up fake profiles and continue to use them as if no one realizes that they've been lying about who they were. I've met a few friends on here who have lied...
    Ominousity Ominousity 18-21, F 1 Response 4 days ago

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    **** you. I hate you for hurting me so ******* bad! You make my stomach cringe and I wish to hurt you back.
    QuietKitten QuietKitten 18-21, F 2 Responses 4 days ago

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    it firstly makes me laugh my *** out! i just feel sorry for those pathetic who think they can cover what they've done in the past , and try to conceal the truth and continue acting...
    EliasMOP EliasMOP 18-21, M 5 days ago

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    If I´d just get a cent for every fake picture as avatars or album ones here...I'd be a millionaire already... I just can't believe men taking all those unreal photos as true...
    Brunette4U Brunette4U 31-35, F 3 Responses 6 days ago

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    My boyfriend was the first person who lov(ed) me the way I am. That feeling of just being yourself with the person you love is probably the best feeling ever. I felt special. He...
    nsameshit nsameshit 18-21, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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    I have a friend who is jealous of me (Because I get more marks than him). He just acts as if he is like my brother. But inside him, He keeps planing against me. On last time, he...
    EmotionalKiD EmotionalKiD 18-21, M 2 Responses 6 days ago

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    Ok people, I need everyone out and about and create a shield around me. It's sad that people make fun of and take advantage of those who might be less mentally and emotionally...
    theotherversionofme theotherversionofme 51-55, M 1 Response 6 days ago

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    I have an 8 year old cousin who has Down Syndrome and she is the light of my life. She's the sweetest little girl, but there have been times when she has been called names or made...
    Madison18 Madison18 18-21, F 11 Responses 6 days ago

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    I have two kids with special needs and work with children and adults with special needs. I appreciate everyone who sticks up for them. may God bless you all!!
    cutebbw46 cutebbw46 46-50, F 5 Responses 6 days ago

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    my sister has cerebral palsy....a disability
    WonderStruckLove WonderStruckLove 13-15, F 7 Responses 6 days ago

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    torment a disabled person in my presence and I will **** you up
    BigCaesar BigCaesar 31-35, M 3 Responses a week ago

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    My family just ******* sucks. My cousin decided to hit me several times, my entire wrist was purple, because I pushed her away when she was screaming in my ear. The only reason I...
    TheDevilInTheMirror TheDevilInTheMirror 16-17, F 2 Responses Jun 24

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    People who find it funny to make fun of disabled people **** me off. I have seen this at my school at the time and I was always the one to get in trouble for sticking up for...
    chyy91 chyy91 16-17, F 2 Responses Jun 22

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    OK I don't necessarily hate people but I definitely don't like certain behaviors. I had to stay up all night fixing a group project which the others slightly helped with. I didn't...
    thisisausernametoo thisisausernametoo 18-21 Jun 22