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    Does anyone have any suggestions of excersize I can do that will effectively help me to burn calories, stay healthy and maybe even lose a bit of weight, but that don't involve being seen by anyone at all?!

    That may seem like a bizarre request, but I've realised I must look all kinds of stupid doing any form of excersize - I have tried going to the gym, jogging, and going swimming but in each case I have got funny looks from people. And I'm afraid I'm not one of those people who can just 'ignore it'; I must be pretty weak-minded because it really gets to me. Which is a shame, because I enjoy excersize, especially swimming, until I'm reminded of how strange or bad I look by getting odd looks from people. I wouldn't be so fussed if it was just a one off, or on a few occaisions...but its been pretty much every time. I think it must be to do with how I look generally rather than how I look specifically when excersizing, as I get funny looks while walking down the street too, but obviously this is something that can't be avoided so I just have to deal with it.

    But excersize CAN be avoided, and I have been avoiding it for longer than I should have because of this, and I realise I need to change! So, some suggestions of effective aerobic and toning excersizes I can do in the privacy of my own room, would be great. (I live in a poky student house on a poky student budget, so home gym equipment and excersize videos are pretty impractical!)
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    Maybe you should address your crippling paranoia first? Nobody is looking at you.
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    (Original post by Arturo Bandini)
    Maybe you should address your crippling paranoia first? Nobody is looking at you.
    You have no idea how much I wish this was true! Even if it is (I'm aware perception is subjective, etc...I just can't seem to apply this to my own experience and sense of self!) I'd have no idea how to 'address' crippling paranoia, anyway :/
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    (Original post by Great Lord Xenu)
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    Obviously I do this! Doesn't really burn up the calories though, if anything its given me a slightly beefier left arm :P
    So in addition to my original post - Private, effective excersize other than regular masturbation and sex at least once a week. Because I'm not exactly getting my reccomended 30 minutes a day :O (of excerisize, that is!)
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    (Original post by Gabbycat_Almighty)
    Does anyone have any suggestions of excersize I can do that will effectively help me to burn calories, stay healthy and maybe even lose a bit of weight, but that don't involve being seen by anyone at all?!

    That may seem like a bizarre request, but I've realised I must look all kinds of stupid doing any form of excersize - I have tried going to the gym, jogging, and going swimming but in each case I have got funny looks from people. And I'm afraid I'm not one of those people who can just 'ignore it'; I must be pretty weak-minded because it really gets to me. Which is a shame, because I enjoy excersize, especially swimming, until I'm reminded of how strange or bad I look by getting odd looks from people. I wouldn't be so fussed if it was just a one off, or on a few occaisions...but its been pretty much every time. I think it must be to do with how I look generally rather than how I look specifically when excersizing, as I get funny looks while walking down the street too, but obviously this is something that can't be avoided so I just have to deal with it.

    But excersize CAN be avoided, and I have been avoiding it for longer than I should have because of this, and I realise I need to change! So, some suggestions of effective aerobic and toning excersizes I can do in the privacy of my own room, would be great. (I live in a poky student house on a poky student budget, so home gym equipment and excersize videos are pretty impractical!)
    Here is a little bit of useful info: No one gives a crap about what you look like when you exercise.

    So just get on with going to a gym instead of being ridiculously self-conscious.
    Saying you can't use equipment, videos, and don't want to go to the gym or be seen by anyone is ****ing ludicrous - that's just saying "Hey I want to exercise but I don't really want to do any exercise..."
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    (Original post by Mazty)
    Here is a little bit of useful info: No one gives a crap about what you look like when you exercise.
    I have actually heard people in the gym whispering and laughing to thier mates about the 'whale' on the treadmill (she wasn't even that fat!) and the nasty sweaty **** on the excersize bike (these examples weren't talking about me; obviously they were gossiping about people out of earshot - but I think that they illustrate that people DO look, and people DO judge, and thats not neccessarily a bad thing, we all do it. But I'd like to find a way to still get a healthy amount of excersize without being subjected to this. Unrealsitic? Maybe :/

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    that's just saying "Hey I want to exercise but I don't really want to do any exercise..."
    No, no it isn't. Go back and read the original post. In which I ask people of ways to do some excersize.
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    Running on the spot
    Starjumps
    Skipping rope
    Running up and down stairs
    Workout video things
    Weights
    Situps/Crunches
    Dancing

    etc..
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      (Original post by Gabbycat_Almighty)
      I have actually heard people in the gym whispering and laughing to thier mates about the 'whale' on the treadmill (she wasn't even that fat!) and the nasty sweaty **** on the excersize bike (these examples weren't talking about me; obviously they were gossiping about people out of earshot - but I think that they illustrate that people DO look, and people DO judge, and thats not neccessarily a bad thing, we all do it. But I'd like to find a way to still get a healthy amount of excersize without being subjected to this. Unrealsitic? Maybe :/


      No, no it isn't. Go back and read the original post. In which I ask people of ways to do some excersize.
      people LOOK and JUDGE everywhere you go, uni, clubs, etc ..

      are you going to become a recluse now?
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      (Original post by OceanInTheSky)
      Running on the spot
      Starjumps
      Skipping rope
      Running up and down stairs
      Workout video things
      Weights
      Situps/Crunches
      Dancing

      etc..
      Most helpful! Thanks


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      I would love one of those. Like, so much. Xmas list? Hmmm.

      (Original post by f1re)
      people LOOK and JUDGE everywhere you go, uni, clubs, etc ..

      are you going to become a recluse now?
      Its pretty tempting. To be fair most days I really have to psycologically build myself up before leaving the house. People with eyes terrify me, lol. I know I know thats probably an indicator of some degree of mental illness :/
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      (Original post by Gabbycat_Almighty)
      I have actually heard people in the gym whispering and laughing to thier mates about the 'whale' on the treadmill (she wasn't even that fat!) and the nasty sweaty **** on the excersize bike (these examples weren't talking about me; obviously they were gossiping about people out of earshot - but I think that they illustrate that people DO look, and people DO judge, and thats not neccessarily a bad thing, we all do it. But I'd like to find a way to still get a healthy amount of excersize without being subjected to this. Unrealsitic? Maybe :/


      No, no it isn't. Go back and read the original post. In which I ask people of ways to do some excersize.
      Okay some people may judge, but they are usually retards so who cares what they say? I know I don't because their opinion isn't worth ****. If you let them get to you, you must have very, very low self-esteem. Either way, you need to grow up & get over it.

      "home gym equipment and excersize videos are pretty impractical"

      Well if you don't have enough room to do a video then you must have zero floor space. Plus there are very few exercises which are any decent without any form of equipment.

      If you really want to exercise, go to a gym, do a sport, or get some home equipment, but stop with the excuses.
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      (Original post by Mazty)
      Okay some people may judge, but they are usually retards so who cares what they say?
      Me. What a sap, eh.

      (Original post by Mazty)
      I know I don't because their opinion isn't worth ****. If you let them get to you, you must have very, very low self-esteem. Either way, you need to grow up & get over it.
      I think I probably do, which is why I get so upset about being looked at and judged. It would be nice not to be able to be like this. I don't know how to though.

      (Original post by Mazty)
      Well if you don't have enough room to do a video then you must have zero floor space. Plus there are very few exercises which are any decent without any form of equipment.
      To be fair, I'm just basing this assumption on the excersize vids I used to do with my mom when I lived at home - a Rosemary Conley one and a Davina Mcall one (because I'm THAT cool :cool:) ...and they involved using quite a bit of space...side stepping and vine stepping or whtever it is called, striding forward and backward and whatnot. There are probably some out there that don't involve as much throwing yourself around, I suppose.
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      (Original post by Gabbycat_Almighty)
      Me. What a sap, eh.

      I think I probably do, which is why I get so upset about being looked at and judged. It would be nice not to be able to be like this. I don't know how to though.

      To be fair, I'm just basing this assumption on the excersize vids I used to do with my mom when I lived at home - a Rosemary Conley one and a Davina Mcall one (because I'm THAT cool :cool:) ...and they involved using quite a bit of space...side stepping and vine stepping or whtever it is called, striding forward and backward and whatnot. There are probably some out there that don't involve as much throwing yourself around, I suppose.
      Honestly just go to a gym. I've had the money to get myself a **** load of weights etc so I don't really have a need to go to a gym, but as you don't have that option, go to a gym. Sure, people may look & judge you, but the more you go, the more you try and the better shape you become, they may still look at you but will think "There's someone who has put in time & now looks great". If you want to exercise and get in good shape/lose weight etc, you either need to invest in equipment, or go to a gym. I really don't know of any alternatives that have good results and require neither.
     
     
     
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