Why is it when I show up at the gym, there are a ton of people walking around in full make-up and clothes that look brand new and match perfectly with their shoes and socks? Am I mistaken, or is the gym a place to get sweaty and drop the dreaded lbs? Apparently some of the people at my gym think that it's a fashion show too and that can be intimidating.
Looking your best is definitely a big motivating factor for going to the gym in the first place. I see it as a place that I don't need make-up to be in public. I want it to be a safe place where I don't get judged. Doesn't looking like that's going to happen, but I keep telling myself it can still be that, for ME. Just last week I strode into the gym wearing sweats that go just past my knees and my winter boots. Let me tell you, I got more than a couple funny looks. I go looking like I got dressed in the dark. For me, the NOT getting ready is part of the joy of going to a gym. Hell, I'm just going to sweat all over this stuff anyway, right?
Now, I do not intend to offend you if you do your hair to go to the gym. I just want to know why? I have often posted on Facebook that I have hit a new personal best and people ask if that means I got more than two phone numbers. Why is every venue that men and women go to together an opportunity to meet your soul mate? Do like I did. Meet your soul mate in a bar. JUST KIDDING! Well, we did meet in a bar.
Moving on... I think the gym should be a safe place. Whether you get dolled up and wear nothing but the newest fashions or like me wear a TMNT shirt, cut off sweats from high school and Christmas socks, the gym should be a place where you are not judged for anything but the fact that you showed up. Showing up means more than any primping does.
Yea, people- I look funny and I don't match. But here I am, at the gym, just like you, trying to get healthy.