Report Getting over my fears... in Accountability Check-in Posted March 26, 2016 I joined our local gym in December with our teenage son(he's 17) and our goals are opposite, I was 207lbs, 5'1" and he was 86lbs, 5'4". My goal is to lose weight and tone up and his is to gain weight and tone up(no, he does not have any medical conditions, he has been on the small end of the scale since birth) and now in March, we are running our first 5k. You can imagine that I was(still am) self conscious about how I look in my workout clothes and Riley was pretty self conscious about how he looked too but we both knew something had to be done. My husband and I signed up our son with a personal trainer and he is doing awesome and I am down 14lbs and two pant sizes so I don't think about what others might think when they see me, I also carry myself much differently in that I am not trying to "hide" from anyone. If I look like a dork on the treadmill(and I do, I am not quite Uptown funk guy but I do tend to dance a bit LOL) then I look like a dork. I have had a couple of people tell me that they see me running and having fun(I think it is all in the music) and it is motivation for them to have fun with it too. Good luck! Don't give up!