The Post where I forgot my Undies at the Gym

Yesterday at the gym was a run day. Since my run was 4km and I had some extra time after, I did a quick chest and back workout. I was a sweaty mess after, like I always am and hit the showers after so I wouldn’t cause nausea around the office from my trenchant odourous armpits. As I was peeling off my stinky layers when it hit me. That moment when you realize that you’re a sweaty mess and you didn’t pack extra underwear.

Yep. That.

Add in that it was 10:15am and I was at the work gym and things got a bit awkward. A lot awkward actually. What do I do? Go commando and hope my pants are comfortable or wear gross stinky gitch all the rest of the day? I briefly contemplated driving all the way home to remedy my situation but explaining to my boss that I took an extra hour of time off to go home because I forgot my underwear would only make things even more awkward.

So I did the only thing I could. I aired it all out for the day. Not gonna lie, I didn’t like it but it was my only real option. The worst part of this is that it’s not the first, nor will it be the last time I do something embarrassing at the gym.

It’s also my way of seeing who, if anyone, at work reads my blog. Mostly because those people will likely no longer be looking me in the eye after reading this.



Your Turn! What’s been your most embarrassing gym moment? 

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Stephanie is a Canadian Mom of 3, Runner, Certified Functional Strength Coach (CFSC), Christ-follower and all around reeker of awesomeness. When she's not chasing after her kids, you can find her dreaming big dreams and bringing them to life.

14 Responses to The Post where I forgot my Undies at the Gym

  1. I’ve forgotten towels, socks, underwear, shoes and a dress shirt once. That was awkward. But my biggest fear is forgetting my pants. How do you explain to your boss why you are wearing sweaty gym shorts to work? I now obsess and triple check my gym bag before heading out the door at 5am

    No worries about the co-workers, Im sure you’d be surprised to know how many had done the same thing as you.

  2. I would have done the same thing as you – no way could I wear my sweaty stuff all day!!!
    I’m fortunate that I can workout at home so I don’t have to pack a bag – otherwise I’m sure I would be missing something every day!!

  3. For a while, my workout would be a run from home to work (which is conveniently located about 5k from my house). My work shoes would stay at work and I’d bring my day clothes in an ultra light backpack. It was all fine and dandy until the day I forgot to pack a bra (and I’d been wearing a workout top with integrated support, so I didn’t even have the option of wearing my sweaty sports bra). Let’s just say I spend most of my day hunched over at my computer…

  4. Baaa Hahahaha!! I would have loved to see the look on your face when you realized that you’d forgot your clean undies at home! Been there, done that (when you were with me) but thankfully I was headed straight home afterwards. Good on you for going the day without and for being bold enough to blog about it! Hang free my friend!!

  5. I need to write a 500 paged book about all the embarrassing stuff that’s happened to me at the gym. How about falling off the step mill while it was moving, while I am in my sports bra and hot pants… All while trying to turn on some guy. AWESOME. That’s chapter 15. LOL!!!!

    And I am with you, going commando is SOOO NOT MY THING either!

  6. Imagine working out in a small gym with a trainer and almost passing out (literally) after the first workout while everyone watched. That was me. I had to sit with my head (almost) between my knees for 20 minutes before I could move.

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