What’s It Like Being A Woman At The Gym

Perfect way to start your New Year’s resolution, staying fit, going to the gym, eating healthier and overall having a healthier lifestyle and mindset. Easier said than done, to be honest. Takes a lot of motivation to stick to these resolutions. But, for me it was very easy… Yes, I am that bitch.

I’ve been going to the gym for 2 almost 3 months now and I still have the commitment to continue going. I can already see the difference from when I started and now. So worth it! I would never go back to not exercising at least two or three times a week. I feel way more energized. My whole routine has changed, I go to sleep earlier, I wake up in the morning and start my day a lot fresher than before. I mostly eat what I cook, but rarely, I indulge in my cravings aka a plant based whopper or cheeseburger from Burger King. And I don’t feel guilty about it because I know I’m working my ass off in the gym. 

I honestly love going to the gym. It’s such a serotonin boost. But some days I can get all inside of my head and start overthinking about the people that are going to be there… I mean, the men that are going to stare at me uncomfortably or even say weird things to me. I always try to look past that, though. I still end up going to the gym, either way. But it’s still annoying. I don’t get what part of having a resting bitch face, being overly sweaty and no makeup gives you the impression that you should ‘come and get it’. I want to go to the gym and have nobody look at me or make me feel awkward. DON’T TALK TO ME! :))))) 

Don’t get me wrong, not all men do these types of things. Some of them are exactly like me, they mind their own business and do their workout. But I still can’t get over the others… As a woman, you’re almost always experiencing some type of sexual harassment or very distressful situations with random men. 

What comes off the top of my head is when I’m a pedestrian, ok, let’s set this scenario, I’m taking a walk around my neighborhood, even if I’m dressed like a hobo, there are going to be at least 5 men in their cars who will honk at me, some will even open their windows and catcall me. As a man, what do you expect us to do? Come and suck it? 

At least give us a break when we’re in the gym. We don’t want to feel like we’re being watched or harassed while we’re doing our workouts. It’s selfcare time for us, it’s ‘me’ time and we want to feel empowered, feminine, fierce. Not like some ‘objects’ or walking ‘wanking materials’… Gross. 

To all of my girlies, still do your thing in the gym, ignore the haters or the freaks! For all my guys, please just mind your own business!

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