Oh my I was laughing so hard at these, not because I found your embarassment so funny, but because I can so see these things happening to me! I'm so glad I workout at home right now.
The only thing I can remember currently that was embarassing was a swimming issue. I had decided to go for a swim in the lake and a bunch of friends had come along with me. They were horsing around at the beach but I dove in and swam quite a ways out and then headed back in. My plan was to do that several times to get in a good workout. Well I get back to the beach and stand myself up on a boulder in the water so I was about waist deep, and everyone just stops and jaws drop. I'm looking around wonding what's up and then look down. My bathing suit had shifted during that dive and I didn't notice. I was baring all on one side. I wish I could say the friends were all girls, but that wasn't the case.
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Tracie – Haven’t had kids and I have those accidents. A good sneeze and I look across the room at the BF with raised eyebrows and quietly say, “oops, I peed”. Did a little one at the gym once on the leg press. Told that trainer I couldn’t do it.
LFF – With you on the mishaps in the home gym. Couple of days ago I was doing single armed extensions and really banged my wrist and hand on the bench. Sounded like the opening scene from 4 Weddings and a Funeral. F-bombs over and over. Thought I had busted something. Endless times with that darn barbell squat where I tried to high of a weight and could not figure out what to do with the bar.
I have had several embarrassing moments . They have always happened when I had a gym membership. Kristin working out in public is painful. Of course many times where I go to pick up the free weights thinking I have superhuman strength and it won’t even move. Like I was trying to move a car. You kind of casually glance around the gym to make sure nobody saw it and of course some guy is giggling in the corner. No hiding my blushing rosacea. Or getting on some cardio machine thinking I am going to nail it and can only do 5 minutes. Humiliating.
The worst happened while working with a trainer kid who was like half my age. He pounded me with weight and somehow thought I was stronger than I was, or he was a sadist. I wouldn’t be able to put my bra on for a week after his workout and could barely get out of the car or put my seatbelt on. One WO he was killing me on leg presses that went on forever and finished with a drop set. I was drenched and panting like a dog. Well, we finish and I am out of water. He says that I should go and fill up at the drinking fountain. Now mind you there is no way to avoid walking through the open area in the center of the gym, the area also reseverved for other embarrasing moments for all to see. So I manage to get up, but soon realize I have lost all function in my legs. I start out slowly, trying to figure out what I can hold onto, nothing. Rubberband legs and I look like I am moving to a Herbie Hancock song. Try to slow down, compose myself and look cool. Ain’t happening. Decide to race over and make it about half way across the open waters and trip over my legs and collapse on the floor. Turn around and he is collapsed on the floor laughing and crying. Some guy comes over to help me up and says “Good workout, huh?” grrrrrrr
This story is from a 2 years ago, but its true and hilarious.
So I was doing my daily cardio of walking around the lake on the 3 mile paved trail while puching my kids in the double Graco stroller. I had just bought and was wearing my new grey stretch pants. About half way around, I realized how badly Ihad to pee. You can tell where this is going....Then I realized how weak my Kegel muscles were when I was holding it as hard as I could but could still feel my pants getting wet. My grey pants. Wishing I had chose a different day to wear grey, since grey obviously turns darker when wet....I walked with furious intensity to get to the potty.
Oh but you think thats the end....it is not. My oldest daughter (2.5 at the time) was in the middle of potty training herself. She turned around in the stroller and screamed "Mommy, you had an accident in your panties!" So I reply" Yes, yes Mollie, I did".....
Oh still not over....Still booking my tail trying to get to the potty. I run into someone I know, of course. They look down and rather than deny the fact i peed myself I simply say "Cant talk now, after giving birth to 2 kids, I am painfully aware of the toll it has taken on my pelvic muscles and bladder. Tata." Both of us laughed.
To this day, I put on a poise pad when I go for a walk more than 1 mile.
Im sure working with these weights now, Ill have a new stroy to tell in no time. :)
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What's the most amusing, laugh at yourself, embarrassing moment you've had exercising?
I'll start... I've had more than a few this year and fortunately I only have to laugh at myself and not wonder if anyone else saw me- like sliding off the side of the decline bench because I can't get up, bashing my head on the barbell after bending down under it, breaking my little toe walking through the gym barefoot and kicking the weight bench, and putting a divot in the wall while trying to handle the barbell which is 2 feet longer than I am tall and only about 4 feet more narrow than our workout room.
But the moment that I thought was the funniest was when I nearly took my ear off last week trying to do 25# overhead 2 handed triceps extensions. Oh sure, I could do a few, but the last 2 of the first set... Failure. But now I have to get the dumbbell out from behind my head! I manage a last burst push and try to duck under it so I can set it down and I bashed the dumbbell past my ear, folding it forward (but fortunately not bashing my skull!) and scraping the crap out of it.
My first thought is the look on the intake nurse's face when I have to explain that I tore my ear off while lifting weights! but quickly I assess that my ear is still attached and I won't have to face any medical professionals today. Good think I have long hair to cover up the scrapes!
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