I really, really, really, REALLY need to get my ass back in the gym… and for the most part – I’m READY. Like, really, really READY. But when the time comes, and I think about what it’s like to workout in a binder – I inevitably find an excuse not to go. I get hung up on the logistics… I mean, honestly – it just sucks. NORMAL binder-wearing *SUCKS* (we’ve been over that before), but when you add sweat and full-range(s) of motion, it only exacerbates all of the normally sucky parts (namely: it’s hot, it’s uncomfortable and it rolls up)

What do you guys do? Do you just suck it up and deal with it? Do you abandon the binder and just go with a coupla sports bras? I’d especially be interested in hearing from the beefier/stockier/bigger guys out there. I HAVE boobs, dammit. Big ones. And normal binding doesn’t actually BIND my chest completely… so, a sports bra (or two) is WAY less than ideal for me…

There’s a gym here in town that I’ve been considering – fairly seriously, until I start thinking about my stupid binder. See, it’s a group training kind of place – You have a set time to show up everyday, and you workout with a small group of (the same) people everyday with a trainer… so, it’s cheaper than personal training AND you have a team – someone to hold you accountable, which is EXACTLY what I need right now. I need people that are depending on me to show up everyday. As someone who has been a member of various sports teams my entire life (until about three or four years ago) – I really miss that team mentality. A lot.

Anyway, it sounds fantastic, right?!? Perfect, even… until I start thinking about what it’s going to be like to lift and workout with a group of people while wearing a stupid binder that’s constantly rolling up (and that I’m constantly pulling down)… it makes me not want to go. AT. ALL.

Hell, wearing a binder while working out by MYSELF is enough to make me not want to go…

How have you guys gotten passed that? Have any of you joined a gym like this? And if so, do you out yourself as trans/GQ in order to explain the binder? Or do you just deal with it? Suck it up and push through??

I know that’s probably exactly what I’m going to have to do, but right now it’s a HUGE mental roadblock (and it has been… for awhile). In fact, It’s become an easy excuse for me to use.. Oh, I can’t go to the gym because—BLAH. Actually, I *can*—I just won’t.

There are two pieces to this sneaky mind game I play with myself…

1. There’s part of me that’s perfectly content with NOT going to the gym (like, ever), and

2.
These binder/gym issues make it really easy for me to give into the part that doesn’t want to go.

Grrrr… It’s been a losing battle up to this point, but I HAVE to come up with a solution!!

So, you tell me… any ideas/tips/thoughts at ALL for a big guy who needs a way to overcome this mental roadblock and get his fat ass back to the gym? Right now this damn thing is binding more than my chest…