Wednesday, December 24, 2014

21 Secrets Girls Who Lift Won't Tell You

---yes, yes, and YES! We weigh more than before we started lifting, but we look slimmer.- 21 secrets girls who lift won't tell you

1. We take “OMG your thighs have gotten so big!” as a compliment.

21 Secrets Girls Who Lift Won't Tell You
Just call me Quadzilla.

2. We weigh more than before we started lifting, but we look slimmer.

We weigh more than before we started lifting, but we look slimmer.

3. And we actually get excited to see the number on the scale go up.

21 Secrets Girls Who Lift Won't Tell You
Mad gains, bro!

4. But tbh we’re not sure what we weigh any more, cos then we threw away our scales.

21 Secrets Girls Who Lift Won't Tell You
When you start training for strength, you stop obsessing over weight – unless it comes in iron plate form.

5. We look hot in skinny jeans, but getting our thighs into them is a struggle.

21 Secrets Girls Who Lift Won't Tell You

6. We eat more than ever.

21 Secrets Girls Who Lift Won't Tell You
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Those muscles aren’t going to feed themselves, ya know.

7. And we actually prefer sweet potato chips to regular.

21 Secrets Girls Who Lift Won't Tell You
No, honestly.

8. But we still count down to cheat day the way we used to count down to Christmas.

21 Secrets Girls Who Lift Won't Tell You
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9. We look back on our cardio bunny days the way you look at Facebook photos from 2007.

21 Secrets Girls Who Lift Won't Tell You
What were you thinking?!

10. We schedule our week around Leg Day.

We schedule our week around Leg Day.
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There will be no twerking the night after Leg Day. Or driving with clutch control. Or walking up stairs.

11. Our phones look like this in the morning.

Our phones look like this in the morning.
Hannah Bass

12. We get up at an unholy time and torture our bodies for an hour at the gym…

21 Secrets Girls Who Lift Won't Tell You
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…yet somehow still rock up to work with more energy than your previous lie-in and bucket of triple-shot latte ever gave you.

13. We have a smoking-hot bod but nobody to see it.

We have a smoking-hot bod but nobody to see it.
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A gym rat’s lifestyle: not conducive to romance

14. We turn down a night at the pub for a hot date…

We turn down a night at the pub for a hot date...
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…with our trainer at 6am.

15. Our trainer knows more about us than some of our best mates.

Our trainer knows more about us than some of our best mates.
Unless your best mate knows the circumference of your biceps, your body fat percentage, your resting heart rate, your entire vocabulary of grunts and groans, your deepest darkest desires, and how to give you a really great groin stretch.

16. We stop lusting over high heels and start going gooey for trainers.

21 Secrets Girls Who Lift Won't Tell You

17. Our wardrobe looks a lot like this.

18. Our girlfriends start asking to help them move house…

21 Secrets Girls Who Lift Won't Tell You
…and carry their shopping, and open jars.

19. While our guy friends find us ever so slightly intimidating.

While our guy friends find us ever so slightly intimidating.
(And we secretly love it.)

20. We’ve developed a gym face.

21 Secrets Girls Who Lift Won't Tell You
And it says, “Do not fuck with me.”

21. We’re exhausted, anti-social, and have a heap of laundry at the end of the week, but it’s totally worth it.

We're exhausted, anti-social, and have a heap of laundry at the end of the week, but it's totally worth it.
Because we feel happier with life and with ourselves than we ever thought possible.

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