On Being The Fat Girl At The Gym

This is a post to all my fellow fat ladies out there who are either too scared to go to the gym or who feel self conscious at the gym due to not being a skinny mini. It’s time to lose the fear and kick ass the way that we all want to.

Are you the girl who heads straight to the treadmill in the corner hoping that no one sees you? The girl who slows down so they don’t look too sweaty and unfit?

I was.

Joining the gym was such a hard thing for me to do. Heck, I even cried about going for the first time. I was so sure that everyone was laughing at me. I was sure that I could hear people laughing at me. I looked ridiculous on the machines. I didn’t have the best gym wear. I didn’t have clear skin and I wasn’t wearing make up. I felt like I just didn’t belong there.

Well, I did.

You don’t have to be a skinny mini to work out at the gym. And before you say that all the smaller people will laugh at you, they won’t. That’s like laughing at sick people in the hospital. We are there to get fitter and get better.

Squat that chubby butt to the floor, let your fat wobble as you jog on the treadmill and definitely smile to let those jerks know that you really don’t care if they are judging and laughing. There will be horrible people who laugh and judge. Yet, most the people are just like you. They are there for themselves and they don’t care about what you’re doing.

Everyone has to start somewhere. Eventually you won’t feel like the fat girl at the gym. You will feel just like someone who works out at the gym!

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  1. November 8, 2015 / 3:59 pm

    I always hide in the corner of my gym, there are so many girls who have amazing bodies and are prancing around in there little crop tops and I’m there like red in the face haha. Inspirational post though, next time I’m gonna go I’m just gonna face it!

  2. December 18, 2015 / 3:40 pm

    I love this. I’d always refused to join a gym because I’m so self-conscious but a gym just happened to open round the corner from my house right after my son was born – no excuse for whining about my post-baby body! I made a friend sign up with me because I was scared of going alone but I’ve since been a few times on my own! I’m definitely finding it less intimidating.

  3. December 30, 2015 / 1:16 am

    Omg when I first started going to the gym, it was the worse. I too felt like crying and nearly did but I sucked it up and kept going. At first I would go at night when hardly anyone was around but now I try to go whenever I can. I had to get out of thinking that everyone was judging me and so what if they were, its not my problem but theirs. I’m so glad you wrote about this because sometimes I still feel self-conscious but I’ve gotten a lot better than when I first started out at the gym.

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