When I started at the gym for the first time I really bought into the notion that I would lose weight really quickly and look amazing. It was fed into me by my trainer and employees and even some gym-goers that I became cordial with. As hard as I tried, I was still the object of disgusted shudders and not-so-hidden photos by bros who think fat people in the gym are hilarious. I never lost weight. I actually gained. My trainer put so much emphasis on the scale and that I must be doing something wrong that I fell into a severe depression. I actually gained back the 50 pounds that I had lost without a gym membership. I don’t think I will recover from that for a while.