As I was reading your message I instantly thought of this video…. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1kvcHpQZZy8 where this woman Robin talks with patients with binge eating/food addiction and how fear can paralize you and the things you want to accomplish in life. Her whole channel is amazing and I’ve watched all her videos.
When it comes to the gym I can totally relate to your fear of being judged. I had the hardest time getting started when I was at my heaviest because not only did I not know what I was doing but I thought everyone was going to stare. I was 283lbs and couldnt even fit into proper run/yoga pants so I wore a baggy tshirt and sweatpants. I got winded walking up a flight of stairs and here i was going to get on a treadmill? The whole thing freaked me out but I did it anyway. For the first 3 months I got the treadmill all the way in the back corner, put some good music on and rocked out. You will notice that more times than not… everyone is so busy improving themselves that they really don’t care what everyone else is doing. I actually had a regular come up to me and tell me how good I looked and how happy they were for me. You never know what can happen. I chose to think of the gym in a positive light not a negative one so it was fun to workout and not torture.
I think your best bet is to give it a try because what do you really have to lose? Nothing but the weight my friend ;) You will feel so much more confident as your body adabts to the new routine and I bet you will start to feel so much better.
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