You’ll notice that I do my best on this blog to never gym shame anyone. Unless it has to do with basic gym etiquette (or sometimes basic human etiquette).
But you won’t hear me making fun of people. Part of that is I just in general have a policy of kindness. But part of it is because I recognize that I often don’t have all my sh*t together, so far be it from me to point out somebody else’s shortcomings.
Case in point: I saw a woman the other day with her shirt inside out. I thought, “Come on lady. Check your shirt.” Then I caught myself judging, realized it was just because I was exhausted while working out and trying to find something else to think about, and made myself find three things about her to compliment in my mind. I felt guilty for passing judgement (I’m Midwestern. Feeling guilty comes naturally.), so I made myself do kindness penance.
And, wouldn’t you know it, a couple weeks later, I’m at the gym and realize midway through my workout that I had my shirt on inside out.
I could have gone and changed, but I figured “Meh. Such is life” and let it go.
Because we’re all human and we have days we’re more “off” than others. And I figured anyone who noticed wouldn’t care. And anyone who would notice and care about such things wasn’t worth my time anyway, so I shouldn’t care.
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I think the best thing you can do is own it. Reminds me of an interview with William Shatner a while ago (I think on Late Night with Conan.) He was talking about a time He was trying to give up caffeinated coffee (all coffee altogether, I forget) and His first morning trying that, He ended up wearing some kind of sweater vest and had it tucked into his pants and no shirt underneath while walking around New York. Who knows? someone’s groggy inspired attire could end up some new annoying trend. 😝