Someone tell my brain to shut up...

Thursday, April 18, 2013

This is going to be short... Hoping I can talk myself right out this negative way of thinking. I have been walking at lunch to get my fitness in and yesterday I decided I wanted to step it up a notch and "run". I packed clothes to change into for it today and this morning felt pumped but now I don't want to do it. The problem isn't with the running. It's the whole letting the people I work with see me doing it... I am too embarrassed to do it. I planned on just using the road my work is on. How can I stop myself from worrying what others are thinking?? I've got about 8 minutes to change my mind. I am doing it no matter what, but I know if I go out there with a positive attitude I will have better results...


I went for it. And about 5 different cars full of people stopped to talk to me. Thursdays must be a go out to lunch in groups day lol. There was one lady who has recently lost almost 40 lbs that works here. She drove by and stuck a thumbs up out the window as she drove by. (And I NEVER EVER even talk to her. I don't think I have ever said anything other than hello to her.) That made me feel really good about what I was doing. I also had a great surprise. I had text Bill and told him I'd be out walking on my lunch break, well I was just moving right along and thought I heard someone. I looked back and there was Bill :) It was such a nice surprise! He came out to walk with me!

Once I got back, someone mentioned how red I was and at first I was embarrassed but then I just said proudly, of course I'm red. I just worked out! lol. I calculated my WW points for my work out and I reached 14 pp for activity as of today. That is my weekly goal. And it's only Thursday! (I go Monday to Monday so it's only a few days in!) I didn't get to "run" much. I did a little bit and it was burning my legs and my breathe. It's really really windy out (they are saying tornado watch in surrounding areas) so I wasn't too worried. But I definitely got in a great work out at lunch. Tonight I don't have to worry about it. I can go hang out with Michelle and enjoy my evening. emoticon
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  • SUE5007
    I was worried about the same thing. My employer has an onsite gym. Do I really want to go in there and let people I work with see me dripping sweat? But everyone else in there is worried about the same thing.

    Just do it!

    More people will actually admire you. Chances are no one will say anything, and if they do it will be encouraging. I know it's scary because what if you would be embarrassing for all those people to know you were trying then know you must have quit. So what. Life happens to everyone. At least you're trying...which is more than what 75% of the people at the office are doing.


    P.S. It will get easier. I still hear that same voice a little bit now and then...after using the gym for 3 months you'd think it would have gone away. But I tell it to shut up as I walk thru the office to the gym with my bag in tow. Then again back to my desk after my workout with half my makeup gone and my cheeks still red.
    1702 days ago

    Comment edited on: 4/18/2013 12:54:16 PM
  • MAGPIE17
    I think it's a great idea, and good on you for deciding to step it up! Don't worry about whether your coworkers see you, be proud that you're doing something for your health!
    1702 days ago
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