I like to work out, and when I tell people that (or, god forbid, leave work at the very reasonable time of 6 p.m. to make it to the gym), their reactions range from "OMG! Will you train me?" to "Ugh, why would you want to do that?" to "But you're already skinny..."
Obviously, these people are totally missing the boat. Besides the fact that fitness has benefits such as a long life and whatnot, it's also fun . Oh, and fitness is having more of a "moment" than ever before, if you take into consideration all the ways fashion and fitness are merging.
Still, some people just don't get it. And, if you're at all like me, you've definitely encountered these comments when you're all geared up and rushing to spin class or dripping in sweat after a killer CrossFit Workout Of the Day (WOD). And when they ask you what your plans are, and you say "working out," here are some of the responses I bet you've experienced.
"That's so great!"
Right, I'm totally not sensing your sarcasm.
"But ... why?"
Um, because I like it.
"Seriously, I don't get it."
Because I like it, chill!
"But, sweating is gross."
"Oh, you're one of those people."
If you mean people who care about their health (and want to look good), then yes. Yes, I am.
"You must take this fitness thing pretty seriously."
So seriously, I basically mainline organic juices and whey protein.
"I don't know how you find the time!"
I make the time.
"I'm way too busy to work out."
"I wish! I haven't been able to work out since [insert lame excuse here]."
"Gyms are so expensive!"
Just investing in my health, baby.
"I am just not a gym person."
"Working out requires way too much effort."
So does coming up with excuses. Burn.
"It must be so easy for you!"
If it was easy, I probably wouldn't do it.
"But you're already skinny."
Strong is the new skinny, people.
"So, why are you trying to lose weight?"
This isn't about weight loss, it's a way of life!
"Why don't you just eat less?"
"You're lucky, you must be able to eat whatever you want."
"You must be totally jacked."
I like to think so.
"So you're pretty hardcore, huh?"
And proud of it!
"Aren't you worried you'll get too muscular?"
Are you scared I'll beat you in arm wrestling?
"Will you train me?"
"Don't you have a life?"
"Don't you get bored?"
How could I get bored when gyms are a people watching paradise?
"I don't know how to use any of the machines!"
Please work out with me. You will be my entertainment.
"So, are you gonna run a marathon?"
Can't a girl just run in peace?
"You think you can lift more than me?"
What are we lifting, bro?
"Wow, how much do you spend on Lululemon each month?"
At least I actually work out in it!
"Can I steal your workout playlist?"
It's gonna cost you — this thing is a work of art.
"I'm totally gonna go, too!"
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