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I Hate People Watching Me Exercise

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    >_>

    No one needs to see my fat  jiggling while I run.
    SpiritOfTheRabbit SpiritOfTheRabbit 31-35, F Jan 15, 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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    It is no wonder I hate people so much. They are basically an insecure, treacherous, dishonest lot. Gossip and Soap operas are reflections of their pathetic daily lives: filled...
    dispose6 dispose6 31-35, M Sep 10

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    The fact is that I can't hate people it's against my nature but I sure as hell can dislike them!
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    MSFTd MSFTd 18-21, F Sep 4

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    It doesn't matter if it's at the airport, out on the soccer pitch, a restaurant, or anywhere else. If there are people I'm guilty of watching everyone. Sure it's my anxiety and...
    brian29715 brian29715 36-40, M 1 Response Sep 14

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    I hate those people who are mentally damaged cause for their own good, they would do anything to other people. And I hate those people who have no idea whom they are talking with...
    Sprinklingwaters Sprinklingwaters 18-21, F 2 Responses Sep 5

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    Okay, hate maybe abit extravagated. I am not sayings its not dumb. But it does not make one dumb dumb. I could easily come with an counter attack of how dumb the other person is...
    mirkwood86 mirkwood86 26-30, M 1 Response Aug 31

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    i cant get interested in ukip, as they are packed full of haters, i wont be freinds with people who are bigots, as their negativity grinds me down. i take people as i find them...
    krushonu krushonu 26-30 Sep 8

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    People say we aren't Ugly, society is. But what people don't get is that we apart of is! Everything and everyone is apart of this stupid messed up society that involves cruel...
    Chocolate29 Chocolate29 13-15, F 1 Response Sep 19

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    Why is it people have the wright hate you so much
    GINAggg GINAggg 26-30, F Sep 2

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    We love on vacation to go down to the beach, have a few drinks and watch people go by....
    WeJeepTopless WeJeepTopless 36-40 1 Response Sep 7

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    I hate those people that pretend that I mean something to them. Pretend like I matter. I only matter when they want something.
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    Like seriously some people are so annoying! Oh so you are from __ heard people there are __ Oh so you are an ___ (Add religion) you must be ___ and the list is endless.. from...
    PoojaTimberlake PoojaTimberlake 18-21, F 3 Responses Sep 20

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    Maybe I don't have some material stuff In my life , but with my knowledge and determination I feel content I don't know why some people stopped being my friend When I see them...
    hunlove hunlove 31-35, F 2 Responses Sep 20

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    Don't-we-all? Actually,-I've-never-seen-someone-do-this-but-I-would-hate-it-if-I-saw-it.
    Kyprioi Kyprioi 13-15, F Aug 31

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    My ex, keeps talking for me. And he blames everything in the fact that he's depressed. No he's not! He's not in the slightest! (Disclaimer: I know that a lot if people do have...
    Xxxshanxxx Xxxshanxxx 16-17, F 1 Response Sep 1

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    But are there such people. Most jerks dont resemble people. People are human. Humans are humane. Jerks aint. They bait us at times But are covertly abusive And...
    Livyn4pals Livyn4pals 46-50, M Sep 5

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    People who do are immature bunch of lowlives how can they stoop so low!?! It just shows me their stinking attitude and that they're sick in the head! I mean why would people do...
    MilweePetite MilweePetite 18-21, F 6 Responses Sep 12

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    Please tell me what do you get out of it????? If you have real life issues with meeting people and what they think of you that I can understand but if you make a fake profile to...
    SonoftheDark SonoftheDark 18-21, M Sep 14

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    Literally bawled when i heard an elderly woman was raped at one of our retirement homes,i just cant understand what makes people pick on children and elder people :(
    jesikahluv jesikahluv 18-21, F 1 Response Sep 16

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    People who take advantage of the Elderly parents or elderly people should never be mistreated, disrespectful or never allowed to be near elderly people. They all needed love & be...
    DiscoNight1970s DiscoNight1970s 46-50, F Sep 16

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    There's too many people in this world... So many that proper education, attention, environment was not given. So dumpfucks grew up. All searching, searching for meaning, retro...
    madeofstars madeofstars 31-35, M 3 Responses Sep 17

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