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Mirrors at the gym

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Whoever decided that a rowful of mirrors at the gym must have been in amazing shape and like they way their body looked from every angle. Me, on the other hand, I would prefer to not see all of "this" jumping around during Zumba! In fact, my eyes stay trained on the instructor just so I don't accidentally glance towards the mirror. Last night there was a grand total of 5 of us in class so of course we are all pulled to the front. We start moving and grooving and then BAM! I see myself shaking everything for all I'm worth and I just want to run from the room. I mean really, when I can't see myself I can pretend I'm in some small body and that I look good shaking my ass. I do not want to be confronted by the reality that my ass shakes enough even when I'm barely moving. I guess I understand the concept of checking form, but isn't that what an instructor is supposed to do? I know I'm overweight and that's why I'm at the gym, in fact I give myself props for finding an exercise routine that I enjoy doing. I do not however, need to be reminded of how huge I am at every turn. That's my rant for the day....I hate mirrors at the gym.
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  • TIMOTHYNOHE
    Haha.

    Actually I do use them to check my form on the exercises I am doing. Form is important. I am not looking at my bod, but when I do, I realize I have some work to do.

    When I want to see how goooood I look, I do it in the privacy of my bathroom ... nekkid.

    It's been a little while since I have done THAT.
    1594 days ago
  • DEBADEAU
    People who love to look at themselves. That's who decides to have mirrors like that at the gym.
    1594 days ago
  • KOFFEENUT
    You aren't alone on this one! Like you, I try to stay at the back or entirely focused on the instructor. Otherwise I'm distracted by the fact that the picture in my head and the picture in the mirror look NOTHING like each other!
    1595 days ago
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