Over the past few weeks, I’ve seen people talking about how they’re embarrassed to go to the gym because they don’t have the typical “gym-goer” body. Umm…
How do you think those people got those bodies? By going to the gym!
But I get it. No one wants to go to the gym and feel like they’re the fat person on the treadmill that everyone’s looking at. I have to tell you though, no one’s looking at you with any negativity in their minds. They probably don’t even register anything about you. And there might even be someone looking at you and thinking “Hey, that was me a year ago – I hope they keep it up too.”
No one is thinking “Why is that fat person here?” So don’t worry about it.
From my experience, the only people who get judged at the gym are the annoying ones. The guy who yells as he throws his weights on the floor, then doesn’t put them away. The woman who won’t wipe down the machines after using them because she is a lady and ladies don’t sweat (spoiler alert: ladies sweat). And don’t be that person who walks on the treadmill while gossiping on their phone. So annoying. But if you’re there minding your own business, no one will bat an eye.
And in general, people at the gym are pretty nice. We’re all there for the same reason – to get in shape or stay in shape. Everyone had to start somewhere. Sure, there are people who have been fit since they were kids and who have managed to stay in shape. But they do that by working at it. Otherwise, they wouldn’t be at the gym in the first place.
So don’t let how you look keep you from going to the gym. Just show up.