We are all probably guilty of some (read: all) of these. Your friends who don't lift hate your Facebook updates. They don't get why you posted that gross hand-rip picture. They don't know what half the terms you use even mean (What's a PR?) - but this is who we are. Your cat is important to you, lifting is important to us. We both post lots of pictures about things that are important to us. It really is no different. Don't like it? Click "unfollow".
1. When you do laundry, you realize you don’t really have any regular casual clothing – a quarter of the load is what you wear to work, the rest is workout clothes.
2. Half of that laundry has chalk dust on it.
3. You cook meals ahead of time – this has equally to do with the fact you are eating healthy as it does that you simply have zero time to cook between your work schedule and your gym time.
4. Your hands are a mess. You catch yourself picking at callouses during work meetings. Your pumice stone in the shower gets worked overtime. You’ve tried using a PedEgg on your hands, your bathroom cabinets are stocked with various hand salves and lotions designed for animals or a variety of outdoor manual laborers, despite the fact you spend 8 hours a day typing on a computer, not fixing fences or digging ditches.
5. When planning dinner, either at home or at a restaurant, your relatives constantly ask, “can you eat that?” because their knowledge of your diet is simply defined as you being a “health nut”.
6. You’ve ever cancelled a reservation, meeting or an appointment of any kind because it got in the way of your current strength cycle.
7. The first thing you do when planning a trip, is check the gym schedule of wherever it is your going.
8. You sometimes delay your normal bedtime because the WOD hasn’t been posted yet and you want to be “prepared”.
9. You’ve grossed out your entire Facebook feed with a photo of your disgusting, bleeding, open flesh wound on your hand – proudly, because you did some pull-ups.
10. You own a device that makes it easier to prop your phone up to record your lifts.
11. You have a picture somewhere in your social media accounts of you doing a handstand. Bonus points: That handstand is being performed at a landmark of some sort, outdoors.