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embarrassment at the gym

Updated on November 28, 2009

Embarrassing Moments at the Gym

Somethings in life are absolutely unavoidable!

So Embarrassed

Very embarrassed
Very embarrassed

Embarrassing Morning

It all started one morning with a slight bubble in my belly (you know the type) and a positive attitude about getting a good work-out. I dressed in a new set of work-out clothes at about 6 am that morning. I got my shoes on and tied, and headed to the gym. En route to the gym I stopped by a port-a-potty to relieve my pressure from the night before. It was at this point that I felt the gurgling restlessness of my stomach and subsequent pressure. By the end of the pee I let out a nice healthy fart followed by two smaller “aftershocks” I call them.

During all this I paused to consider whether or not I should continue to the gym. The restless of my stomach was gone so I decided to continue. I entered the gym, signed in, grabbed my towel and water, and picked out an empty treadmill. I picked a nice pace for the treadmill and proceeded to run for about twenty minutes. Not once during my run did I feel unsteady in the belly, so upon completion I decided with utter confidence that I would work on my abs.

I walked over to a machine that you hang off of while you are propped up by your elbows. On this machine your legs dangle, then by curling your hips and flexing your abs you raise your knees. I was pretty tired by the run so I just raised my knees. I did three sets of ten repetitions, which is almost a standard for anything at the gym. I rested for about one minute between each of these sets. After the last one I felt a slight twinge in my lower belly, but it passed rather quickly and I thought nothing of it. I decided to continue my work-out with sit-ups next.

That was a great idea.

In this particular gym the sit-up area is also where they do aerobics. A class was in session. No music was playing either. It was a single person led session where the instructor spoke to the class. Along the mirrored wall were foot holders for sit-ups. I walked around the class and picked out a spot to conduct my sit-ups. I got into the start position, knees flexed at 90 degrees, hands behind my head, fingers interlocked, and hands on the floor.

I don’t know whether it was the running or the continuous contraction of my abdominals but as I reached sit-up number thirty the gurgling returned. By number 35 on the upward part of the sit-up I farted. This fart was no ordinary silent fart that could be easily ignored. It was so loud in that little room that it sounded like a car had backfired. It was quick too, not quick enough though. Everyone in the class heard it and started to laugh. I promptly stopped, picked up my towel and water, and briskly walked out of that little room leaving the aerobics students to their braying laughter. As I walked out I glanced in the mirror and noticed that my face was turning every shade of red you could imagine. As I was walking out of the room another blaster escaped me causing the laughter to grow louder. At this point I just wanted to hide in a hole somewhere until I forgot about it.

I don’t do sit-ups with even the slightest feeling of lower belly uncertainty anymore.

Oh wow, this is kinda what happened to me!!!

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Embarrassing Moments

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    • wesleycox profile imageAUTHOR


      6 years ago from Back in Texas, at least until August 2012

      Thats a funny story. Poor woman but you know shit happens, its a fact of life and very funny when it does happen just not the smell.

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      6 years ago

      U farted and had the port a potty stench on u too. Wow not a very pleasent odor. But at least u didn't like any guys in the class could have been worst. My story I was in church i'm catholic so the standing sitting kneeling finally got to me during the priest blessing of the eucorist they rang a bell as a sign from Christ I was knelling and let out a nasty wet fart and saw this woman I liked and had been hitting on in the pew behind me. She was in the kill zone and gagged a little and never laughed. Now every time I see her I get that same disgusted look from her. Like every time she sees me she relives that moment. I just wanted to let u know it could have been worst.

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      6 years ago from chennai

      I laughed wesleycox.

    • wesleycox profile imageAUTHOR


      8 years ago from Back in Texas, at least until August 2012

      Purpleangel: One can only hope in those kinds of situations. Too funny. Thanks for reading.

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      8 years ago from Baltimore, Maryland

      Oh wow! I loved this! And it has definitely happened to me. One time I talking with one of my patients and one of us said something funny and when I exploded with laughter, I had another explosion! I was praying the laughter covered it up. To this day, I don't know - and don't want to know! :)

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      K Tannahill 

      9 years ago from Canada

      Oh that was such a great read! Soooo funny - I can't stop laughing - thanks!

    • wesleycox profile imageAUTHOR


      9 years ago from Back in Texas, at least until August 2012

      Ghost, I completely understand the impact a womans understanding has on a relationship, especially in these terms.

      Uriel: This is why it is great to have dogs. They take the blame noblely. (?)

      Pachuca: I am glad that you enjoyed the story. I have several up my sleeves.

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      9 years ago

      OH MY GOD. I was laughing during your hub, which by the way was awesome! and then I saw the first video..funny. But that last one was so freakin hilarious! Thank you for putting a smile on my face today! I wish our old pal Goldentoad/Raiderfan were here, he would love your sense of humor! You would be two peas in a pod. =)

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      9 years ago from Lebanon

      OUCH!!!!! that was very very funny....

      it happened to me in class (like 6 years ago) once and i blamed it on the girl behind me and avoided the shame......Try this one sometime.... then next time it happens by mistake stick it on the one beside you.

      "WOW man what did you eat for breakfast? a Stuffed turkey? You should see a doctor or so..." or: "what the hell was sounded like a rocket! Please know that we value our lives"


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      9 years ago

      When my second wife (of seven) and I had been together just a short time--weeks maybe--I confessed to being bothered about my gassiness. Because, folks, it's a lifetime thing with Ghost. She just looked at me like I was outa my mind and said, "It's part of Life."

      We were married seven years and I still love her for that.

      Now, let's see, a Hub about not just tooting but filling your pants....hmmmm.

    • wesleycox profile imageAUTHOR


      9 years ago from Back in Texas, at least until August 2012

      Dame: thats hilarious

      Candie: yes indeed I am

      Mr. And I presume. Thanks for taking a look.

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      Floyd A 

      9 years ago

      It was just as funny the second time around.

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      Candie V 

      9 years ago from Whereever there's wolves!! And Bikers!! Cummon Flash, We need an adventure!

      Well, there it is. You are human after all!!

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      Dame Scribe 

      9 years ago from Canada

      I always hear about blankets floating up to the ceiling, so do not feel bad, lol. Love the pic! :)

    • wesleycox profile imageAUTHOR


      9 years ago from Back in Texas, at least until August 2012

      Thanks Advisor,

      Maggs thank you,

      Ethel it happens to the best of us.

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      Ethel Smith 

      9 years ago from Kingston-Upon-Hull

      Lol. Unfortunately I had to be honest and voted Yes

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      9 years ago from Sunny Spain

      A very funny story, we so much need to have a good laugh these days, thank God for hubpages and hubbers who can make us laugh.

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      9 years ago from On New Footing

      Funny story!

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      Kari Poulsen 

      9 years ago from Ohio

      dohn, I voted! Then I realized I was first and figured I would have to tell my story...LOL, if my vote isn't showing up, I didn't need to tell on myself! :D

      wesley, I imagine he was a gentleman also...he did very well! Not a snicker, no change in facial expression...I had to love him for that! :D

    • wesleycox profile imageAUTHOR


      9 years ago from Back in Texas, at least until August 2012

      K@ri: I imagine he was a gentleman and ignored the toot!

      Ralwus: they sure are.

      Dohn: Sorry about that, didn't mean to make you fart.

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      9 years ago from Hudson Valley, New York

      Gee, let's do the math...I just voted and I'm the first...K@ri didn't vote, so that means...I have stories atop of other stories that are precursors to even more INTERESTING stories. This was absolutely hilarious! Thanks for the story. It made me fart.

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      9 years ago

      I told ya. farts are funny. We all do it, 'cept the stingy ol' ladies who belch to save their assholes. Don't sweat it man.

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      Kari Poulsen 

      9 years ago from Ohio

      LMAO! Thanks for the laugh! And yes, something along this line has happened to me. I was in the lounge at work making a cup of coffee talking to one of the men I work with. Suddenly, out of forwarning...nothing...a fart escaped. It wasn't very loud, but it was loud enough. Luckily, I had finished making my coffee, and said see ya later, and left. Either he was a true gentleman, or he didn't hear it, but he never flinched. LOL, to this day I am not sure which it was. :D


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