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8/9/12 12:04 P

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I agree that a friend makes a difference! Also, you could change the time of day that you go out & do stuff. Maybe early morning or later in the evening...? If you're really worried about it, try workouts at home, although if you're wanting run, that's difficult to do inside without a gym of some sort or treadmill :/ Keep the mindset that they should be jealous & envy you for getting out there & getting it done! Good luck with it!

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8/9/12 11:23 A

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I agree about having a friend/buddy with you. When I'm with friends, we tend to talk, and sometimes get carried away with talking that I forget I'm out jogging, or whatever I'm doing. Advice that I've always been given is to just "suck-it-up," but I'm not good with that. It makes me sick sometimes. I usually do my routine inside my apartment (which doesn't have much room) for now. I usually do a run in place while listening to music, jump rope, dance, and a few things with my little 3 lb dumbells. My SO and I used to have a gym membership, to a gym that was open 24 hours, and we would go at about 10pm, when there wasn't many people there. I was still very uncomfortable with that, but I did it anyway. Would love to have another gym membership, but wouldn't be able to use it with his work schedule. Good luck.

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8/7/12 11:19 P

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Hi Kez,

I too have had this issue. I live in a small community as well. We have a fitness center with treadmills, weight machines, etc in the clubhouse but I am always too "scared" to go in there (especially after work). There are always the teenage boys and other men working out and the last thing I want to do is have them watch me try to jog on the treadmill lol. I have found that if I just put my I-Pod on and walk around the neighborhood, I am a little less self conscious. I am sure as with anything as time goes on, you (and me) will feel more confident about exercising in front of people. But trust me, I know exactly how you feel. I won't even exercise in front of my husband. I make him stay upstairs until I'm done LOL!

If you can, try to do it with a friend also. That helps keep your attention away from who may be "watching" you.

Hope this helps a little :)

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8/7/12 2:26 P

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Hi all,

I have a quick question? Does anyone have any ideas for how to make yourself feel less self conscious when you exercise? I live in a small place where everyone knows everyone and find this a real problem.

I did have a good moment tonight when I managed to go jogging in daylight for the first time, I just put on my I-pod and went. I am glad I did it but I still felt self conscious at times. Any ideas anyone?

Kez x

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