I used to feel the same way in the gym. I'd hide on the furthest treadmill from the door, never looked at anyone, yadda yadda. I was over 400 pounds when I first walked in there, ashamed was an understatement!
It's all different now. When I'm there with my trainer, I strut around like I own the place, lol. I have no problem 'staking out my territory' in the training area if I need to do something in there. (Mats, floor work, stability balls, etc).
I think what changed in my head that made it suddenly ok was the moment when I realized that I may be walking slower or doing fewer sits ups, push ups on my knees, or whatever, but I'm working ten times harder than that skinny person over there.
Sweat is pouring off my face, my shirt is soaked to the skin - get out of my way people! I have work to do :D
I've also been ridiculously lucky with my gym choice. The staff are amazing and I have a wonderful relationship with my gym..
Just. Keep. Going.
| Pounds lost: 176.6