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I Hate People Watching Me Exercise

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    >_>

    No one needs to see my fat  jiggling while I run.
    SpiritOfTheRabbit SpiritOfTheRabbit 31-35, F Jan 15, 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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    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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    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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    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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    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 don't hate people but lately it just seems that's there's more folks full of **** and ready to bash other people instead of clean out the skeletons in their own closet .
    Princeofthesky Princeofthesky 18-21, M 1 Response Aug 5

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    Stop fuckking judging people. Your no better. God i hate people who judge
    brookedawn1234 brookedawn1234 16-17, F 1 Response Aug 8

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    So you hate people that judge? Then stop judging other people
    SavannahCole SavannahCole 13-15, F 10 hrs ago

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    I ******* hate people that talk so ******* disrespectfully about someone.
    abbyseaney abbyseaney 16-17, T Jul 30

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    I hate people who talk and be on their phone during a movie. Sometimes I want to throw their phone. And yell at them to SHUT THE **** UP
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    ExtremeNext ExtremeNext 26-30, F 4 Responses Aug 1

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    everyone always gives me a perfect example why I fuckinnnn hate people.👌
    jennaaaleeee jennaaaleeee 13-15, F 6 days ago

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    I hate when people dont train their dogs! Having a run in with untrained dachshunds has greatly made me hate the breed to this very day. When I was like 8 i went to my future step...
    KiwiLiv KiwiLiv 18-21, F 1 Response 4 days ago

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    I HATE IT....like in a movie theater for instance, I've never seen the movie, you've never seen it. I'm trying to watch the movie and your over there just chatting away. I actually...
    countrygirlISTaylor countrygirlISTaylor 13-15, F Jul 30

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    I love to watch people if they are doing any thing like dancing singing and mostly like watching people spanked kids or any thing I love it
    painfulwedgiegirl painfulwedgiegirl 13-15, F Aug 10

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    I like to see what I can learn by watching other people interact with each other.
    christid309 christid309 22-25, M 2 Responses Jul 29

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    Are there even any humans in the world today? I have always thought it is empathy that makes people humane, relating to each other; an inherent trait, as we as homo-sapiens are...
    Skullix Skullix 18-21, M 2 Responses Aug 13

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    I have a disability, a mental one. And some people may think that I'm a bit arrogant or obsessive. That I care too much for people with the same disability because they are 'just...
    CheeseBomb500 CheeseBomb500 13-15, M 3 Responses Aug 3

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    bignatbreastluver bignatbreastluver 46-50, M 2 Responses Aug 1

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    They say it's because we're unhealthy and killing ourselves. What are people who drink alcohol or smoke cigarettes doing? Alcoholics kill their organs and when they drive drunk...
    deleted deleted 26-30 4 Responses Jul 27

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    it is so common . you will always see people discriminatinig each other based on religion especially now on the gaza, israel, palestinian , ukraine and russia wars. i hate those...
    xiaospirit xiaospirit 18-21, M 1 Response Jul 28

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    I don't understand how can people hate other ppl...
    Icephoenix90 Icephoenix90 22-25, M 2 Responses Jul 29

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    I just hate it when people at school joke about people being autistic and a downie.. It's not funny it hurts peoples feelings and how do you know if that person isn't best friends...
    NobodyCaresOkai NobodyCaresOkai 13-15, F 7 Responses Aug 17

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    I absolutely hate it. When people talk, laugh, scream, etc. during movies it drives me livid, I literally feel like throwing my popcorn at 'em to pass my point. I understand the...
    Gabbygirl123 Gabbygirl123 13-15, F Jul 28

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    I can't ******* stand this.....I am so tired of this happening....why can't some people just be real and straightforward about what they want....I hate when ppl try to lead me on...
    VivirLaVida VivirLaVida 16-17, F Jul 31

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    Growing up an only child my pets were my best friends as no one wanted to be my friend. Ive never been let down by animals. People always let me down. I always get used by people...
    thebestjess thebestjess 22-25, F 2 Responses Aug 3

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    If your gonna judge someone I suggest you look in a mirror and judge yourself Can't stand people who judge others and hate that person for whatever reason If you have a heart...
    charmingcutie charmingcutie 18-21, M 7 hrs ago

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    People are so rude and some act so childish . I hate them so much .
    lonelygypsy lonelygypsy 13-15, F 1 Response Aug 5

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