There I was, minding my business, jumping rope in the park last week. I hadn’t jumped rope since I was a kid and thought it would be a great workout alternative. When I stopped to take a breath, I felt something on my face and when I went to touch my cheek, I felt it — I’d been stung immediately by a bee who assumed I was ready to do it harm. How did my fun workout go so left?! How did I end the day with a swollen face after going out with the purest intentions to be active? It was quite embarrassing — and painful.
But alas, these are things you just shake off and realize can happen when you attempt to exercise. That doesn’t mean you stop. Inspired by my workout fail, I looked online to see what other embarrassing workout moments people had to share on the Internet and decided to bring them to you so you won’t let the little farts, the small missteps and other less than great aspects of working out hold you back.
Where Did My Tampon Go?
A woman said she had “no idea how it happened” when a tampon she was wearing fell out. She told people on Reddit she had to clench it between her legs and waddle her way to the bathroom so it wouldn’t come out of her shorts and fall on the floor.
The Queef Pose
A woman told the ‘Net that every time she would check out a yoga class, she would queef “loudly” in some of the more complicated poses. Sadly, she decided to stop going to avoid the embarrassment.
Dead Wrong Deadlift
While trying to set a personal record in deadlifts, a gymgoer admitted they actually peed on themselves from bracing too hard. It took giving up on the record and dropping the bar to save them from embarrassment: “I dropped the bar lest I pee all over myself.”
Who knew squats could be so intense? A gymgoer in a bodybuilding thread said he actually went to the bathroom on himself while squatting. Number two.
To make matters worse, he “left the stained draws in the bathroom trash.” Bruh, you couldn’t even take them home?
Fractured Elbow, Bruised Ego
Bloody and Bruised Box Jumps
If you thought you struggled with box jumps, a gymgoer said they slipped while jumping and scraped their shins bad, even with pants on instead of shorts. “Lifted them up and blood everywhere,” they said. But this individual was a trooper. Bloody and scraped shins or not, they finished their set of jumps.
Dumbbells Are Harder Than You Think
A Sticky Finish
Spot Me, Don’t Sweat on Me
Some things are just awkward. Like the time a gymgoer had “super sweaty dude” spot him on the bench and sweat rolled off the guy’s chin and landed on the gymgoer while they were in the middle of a rep. “I laughed about it afterwards but he made a point to avoid me after that.”
Fresh out of the gym shower after a workout in her fitness facility, one gymgoer accidentally locked her keys inside her locker where all of her clothes were stored. She “stood in between the women and mens locker room for a good 20 minutes while trying to conceal myself with a hand towel to flag down the first person I saw for help.”