Originally Posted by Lizzie26
I have decided I want to start working out... xD again.
I think my biggest issue with working out is that I get BORED, even with music.
I totally understand the boredom aspect of exercise because it's the number one reason why I hate running. I'd rather be bored and sedentary than bored and suffering while on the run. Unfortunately, every sport I like to do requires running endurance so it's a necessary evil for me and something I'm learning to get over.
Your best bet is finding a workout video/class that does short intervals of varied exercises because that'll mix things up for you and help with the boredom. There's tons of videos you can do at home as well as classes that are offered at gyms. Or you can try going to a park to run there instead of down the street.
As for being the only fat person at the gym...I get that as well. I live in a very thin town and can count on one hand the number of none-skinny people I've seen on a bike in the four years I've lived here (it's also a bike-fanatical town and I like to ride my bike amongst the skinnies...sometimes I even pass them).
I felt pretty embarrassed the first time I tried running down the street because my "run" called for jogging for a minute and walking for two. I felt like such a pansy and thought everyone was looking at me and criticizing my workout plan, like "There goes the fat girl, pretending to work out to lose weight." But then I realized that no one really cares about anyone else at the gym or on a run, since we're all suffering ourselves and focused on our own workouts.
It'll definitely take some getting used to but I think you can do it. With that said, I still never use the treadmill because I hate the loud thunking sound I make every time I take a step while running on it. I'm seriously afraid I'm going to break it. So some things you may not get over, like me and the dreadmill.