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21 Secrets Girls Who Lift Won't Tell You

Do you even lift, bro?

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

2. 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.

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

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

6. We eat more than ever.

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

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

9. We look back on our cardio bunny days the way you look at Facebook photos from 2007.

10. We schedule our week around Leg Day.

11. Our phones look like this in the morning.

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

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

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

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

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

17. Our wardrobe looks a lot like this.

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

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

20. We've developed a gym face.

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