So I just went to a gym for the first time

And why I should have tried to look nicer
  1. Now I know this sounds like such a cliché "2017 new year revolution" that only lasts a month
  2. But it's not
  3. Actually I'm only doing it because my mom is doing it and i want to support her and try it out
  4. And exercise is kind of healthy and that's a plus
  5. Anyway...
  6. So I get ready to go to planet fitness and I decide that if I look absolutely terrible it doesn't matter cause it's planet fitness and it's supposed to be a judgement free zone.
  7. I'm not just saying my hair isn't quite right. I mean ALL of my clothes clash and I just don't look great.
  8. But I'm certain I'm not going to see anyone I know
  9. Right???
  10. Wrong!!!
  11. Within 5 minutes of my mom and I starting our membership, a fellow parent of a student from my school walks up to us and is like "hey guys"
    My mom works at my school so she recognized my mom pretty quickly
  12. Okay that's fine. She doesn't really know me. It's fine
  13. Three minutes later one of my former elementary teacher comes in and we talk with her a little while
    My school is K-12 so I still see her at school
  14. But again I only see every once in a while, it's okay
  15. The guy who's setting up our membership is having tech issues so it's taking us a while to get started.
  16. THEN ONE OF MY FRIENDS FROM SCHOOL WALKS BYE
  17. She's all like "hey guys"
    Now she's a total I-love-you-even-if you-look-like-you-haven't-slept-ever-in-your-life-and-you're-on-the-verge-on death kind of person. So I don't fear her judgement
  18. So I'm thinking to myself, "well, so much for not seeing anyone I know.
  19. THEN LITERALLY AS SHE'S WALKING AWAY, SOMEONE FROM MY CHURCH SAYS HI
  20. Then the guy gives us the tour showing us all the equipment and I see another girl from my school
  21. At this point, the guy showing us around is like, "wow you just know everyone"
    "Yep, apparently we do"
  22. So we work out for a while and when we look around to see what else we could do, I see two more people that I know
  23. 7 people
  24. I repeat
  25. 7 PEOPLE
  26. BUT WHY???
  27. I LOOK GROSS
  28. UGGHH ☹️
  29. Is it "hey, Rachel just joined a gym go and make her feel welcome day"??? Cause I clearly missed the memo otherwise I would have skipped it!!
  30. But side note I actually did enjoy the workout
  31. But next time, I'm going to try to look better