From Frugivore — You’ve made some time to get to the gym and get your work out on, but once you get inside your ‘go get ‘em’ attitude turns to one of anxiety, shame or even jealousy once you spot them. The person with the body you wish you had. Just seeing them working out, looking all good and ‘perfect’ makes you want to run and hide.

Sure you don’t think you’re some hideous swamp monster, but you have to admit that you’re a bit envious of this other person’s body and wish you could do more than wish you looked like them.

All of a sudden the wind is knocked out of your workout sail and you feel a bit inadequate working out next to them.

It may not happen often, but surely at some point it has happened to all of us … body envy. That jealous, inadequate feeling when you see some one in the gym (or anywhere) who has the body type you feel like you’re struggling to, or never will, achieve.

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  • Anon

    Body envy? Is there no limit for the new practice of making up new terms that used to be called jealousy and laziness?

  • Dreaming

    I mostly have an athletic shape, so I don’t so much have ‘body envy’. However, I do wish to go back to having a flat stomach, but I don’t feel jealous. Just inspired.

  • df

    I have face envy more so than body envy. Some women can go three days with 3 hours of sleep and still look ok. Me, I morph into a sea creature….it’s insane….

  • OSHH

    Naw, I just focus on and work what I have and keeps it moving.

  • Envy?! I desire!!! and give props where due!

    • Dalili

      Hey Sister!

    • iQgraphics

      Completely agree.
      I have no envy of any kind. That’s not a mood or mode I possess.

    • @ sistooooo,
      Heyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy girrrrrrl!!!!! *waving like a mad woman*

      @ iQgraphics,