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Monday, April 14, 2014

I joined a gym and am really happy about it. Today was my first day. It's supposed to be a 'judgement-free' zone but, of course, I overheard two women talking about 'fatties' in the bathroom. When does it end? It took everything I had to join, everything I had to get out of bed today and go, everything I had to step on that treadmill knowing all I could do was 30 minutes. It was hot, I was sweating and really uncomfortable. Like, really. I wiped down my station. I put on deodorant so I didn't smell, and then they go off about how gross that feeling of sweating is while putting down overweight people for running on the treadmill? How about either not making any comment or thinking 'wow, look at her go?' or, better yet, just focusing on YOUR workout and not everyone else's? I know I shouldn't be taking this to heart, and I wasn't working out when they were, but I've dealt with being overweight my entire life. Kids used to poke fun at me in middle school, so the comments hit a little too close to heart. Nobody seems to understand how sensitive I am about those comments. They think, 'You're strong. Why let it bother you?' I'm only human, though. It won't stop me from going, but I'm definitely bringing headphones and tuning everyone out. People can be so mean.
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    I feel sorry for people who need to boost their egos by putting others down...they are not worthy of your angst, leave 'em in the dust! :-)

    2613 days ago
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    GREAT for going to the gym!!!! Bullies need to get a life instead of destroying others. Way to go!!!! Please go back and keep us posted. emoticon YOU ARE emoticon
    2614 days ago
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    Congratulations on working hard and putting your all into your workout! It is terrible that a few people will make comments that hurt! They just are too conceited to realize how their remarks injure others. It is a great idea to bring your earphones next time so you can focus on your workout so you won't be hurt by such insensitive snobs!!!
    2614 days ago
    Thank you! People who feel the need to put down others are probably very sad with their own lives. I'm just going to throw on my headphones, do my thing and leave. In the end, we really can't care what others think of us.
    2615 days ago
    I have a friend of many years who does that, puts down everyone. I used to work out with her with a trainer and finally I told my trainer to train me alone because I can't stand that. I actually don't even really talk to her any more. It infuriated me so much, particularly at the gym where people are trying to better themselves physically and mentally then you have someone putting others down!? It's bs. People need to grow up.
    2615 days ago
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