Let's just picture for a moment, exactly what you would not want to look like if you were to run into an old friend from high school at your local gym. You know, someone you liked and haven't seen for awhile.
First, you would not want to be in 2 day old gym clothes that don't quite fit, you know, because you gained 22 pounds last year.
You would also not want your hair to be pulled tightly into a ponytail because your crazy curly-wannabe hair would then stick out eleventy-million different ways from the ponytail, thus making you look like you were wearing a bouquet of straw on the back of your head.
You would not want to be sweating and red-faced because you just rode the stationary bike for 45 minutes, and you now are trying to figure out the funky outer-thigh machine. Which, as you know, is a really graceful exercise to do if you know what you're doing, let alone if you don't.
No make-up, of course, - unless you count the mascara traces under your eyes.
And then, let's just say that you wouldn't want to recognize that person before they saw or recognized you, causing you to quickly get off said weight machine, getting your foot caught in the process and sort of falling across the machine with a loud bang - thus calling more attention to yourself.
Yeah, I think that about sums it up.