I have been very faithful going to the gym and am so proud of myself. I'm into my 3rd week of law school and am still making it a priority. But I had been so hesitant to go on super busy days because the gym is halfway between my house and school and I normally go home after my workout to shower/get ready. Finally, I decided to give showering-at-the-gym a try.
For some reason, I had been so afraid to shower there. God forbid someone see me in my undies or....gasp...see me partially naked. I really was afraid and terribly self-conscious. I am always somewhat jealous of a woman who can walk around naked in the locker room - putting her whole body on display.
But today, I did it! I didn't walk carefree around the locker room naked. I hid under my towel while I changed. But I realized that everyone's just trying to go about their lives healthy, minding their own business in that locker room. And half the women in there changing had bodies that were less than perfect, just like me.
And I realized, it takes me so much less time to get ready when I shower there! I have nothing to distract me. This may just have to turn into a routine because it saved me a whole lot of time, giving me extra time before classes to get some reading done. And maybe one day I'll be that carefree naked woman in the locker room. But for now, I'll be discreet - but at least I'm letting go of the fear and making my life easier in the process!