@Biffa94 def go swimming. About 2 years ago I started going at my YMCA and I was really self conscious at first so I wore a short sleeved swim shirt from Lands End. After a few laps, I took it off and finished my workout.
Our Y has a pool w a wall of floor to ceiling windows facing the lobby so loads of people can see me. I realized a few things:
if i dont look at others, i dont think they are looking at me. Its a lie but it works
anyone who notices me would probably think what i think when i see someone my size swimming - that guy is working out and improving his health
i know i’m not a handsome young guy, so my assumption is that I generally go un-noticed
I also took a few private swim lessons so I could get down the basics and be more confident in the pool.
I also see A LOT of people my age (52) and size (264 lbs)
You get a great return on your investment w swimming. Better shoulder, arms, back, legs…it all gets worked out. I also find it very stress reducing.
1st time was hard but 2 years on, 3x a week and I feel so much better.
Hope this helps. If you have other Qs just let me know . I am happy to keep encouraging you.