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    Updated on 7 Jan 2019. Posted on 20 Jan 2017

    24 Things You Know If You Actually Love The Gym

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    1. For most people, going to the gym is more a chore than a thing they actually want to do.

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    2. But you can't relate, because exercising is honestly one of the best parts of your day.

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    3. Though people normally look at you like this when you tell them.

    4. You're constantly asked where you get your motivation from.

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    5. And you try to tell them that once they start, they won't want to stop, but they find it a little hard to believe.

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    6. But you know how addictive seeing results can be.

    7. Yes, sleeping in is great. But waking up early and getting your workout done before the day even starts is a way better feeling.

    8. Unless you're more of a nighttime person, and you know just how great a post-workout sleep is.

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    9. Your foam roller is the most important thing you own.

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    10. There's nothing that thrills you more than walking into a gym and finding it empty.

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    11. You've embarrassingly found yourself talking to strangers at parties about the gym, and making them feel your biceps.

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    Even though you swore you'd never become that person.

    12. You've realised how goddamn expensive activewear can be.

    13. You dream of a fully stocked gym wardrobe, but in reality you just can't afford more than a couple outfits.

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    14. And that means that you have to either do a lot of laundry, or wear the same sweaty tank top two days in a row.

    15. You've discovered protein and now it's your best friend.

    16. And carbs are no longer your enemy; they're now delicious, delicious workout fuel.

    17. You're overjoyed when you find someone else who loves working out, because you're all about having a gym buddy.

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    18. Though sometimes you end up just accidentally skipping your workout and going to the new whole-foods cafe you've been meaning to try.

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    19. Your Instagram or Snapchat has become filled with beautiful photos of healthy food.

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    20. And you're all about trying to make ~healthy~ versions of your favourite meals.

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    21. Because you're constantly hungry, but want to fuel yourself with the right foods.

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    22. Your Sunday afternoons look a little like this.

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    23. And you get excited at the thought of planning new workouts or increasing your weights.

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    24. And though you know rest days are important, sometimes it's so hard not to work out.

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