This message caused me to reflect and here's the advice I came up with. Look for some gyms or programs and visit a few. There are communities of supportive people everywhere. If you feel like people at a gym are staring, you're in the wrong gym! Look for a place whose members take time to encourage you.
While visiting Beatrice, Nebraska during Spring Break I found a really neat place. I had gotten very tired of the hotel's treadmill and searched for CrossFit boxes online but, they were too far. I did, however, find Jazzercise Beatrice.
I could feel the energy as soon as I entered the room. I was greeted by a very caring lady who gave me a quick tour and I jumped right in! There were women there of various ages and shapes. Owner and instructor Kristeen Thies kept the place pump'n and although, the atmosphere was very different from CrossFit, I felt right at home because everyone was working so hard. This is the kind of place everyone needs!
Here's a picture of Kristeen and I; I got to wear her St. Patrick's day hat!