My, 'I want to DIE' sweaty mug is reality. I literally just got done with a shoulder exercise and that image was the last clip. I still had a grip on those DBs because it felt like my arms were trying to float away. I was feeling the burn right there in that moment. I was uncomfortable. I was making improvements. Doing what it takes.
I lift on the open gym floor and not tucked away in the SMALL 'Womens Only' room of my gym. Weights are far and in-between in there. If you're shy about lifting in the open weight section because of the dudes or whatever reason, DON'T BE!! I know it's easier said than done. But if you've never even tried then how do you know?! And to be honest, the dudes would actually make room for you I promise.
I don't care who I am working out next to. I'm there for my self improvement not theirs.
DO YOUR THING AND DON'T CARE IF THEY LIKE IT!!