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23 Things That Happen When You Start Lifting Weights

Are my biceps in your way?

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1. You start to learn the true meaning of post-workout soreness.

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The only thing you know about your quads is that they hurt.

2. Posting pics from that showcase your hardcore workout kind of becomes your thing.

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3. You try to lift everything all the time just beacuse you can.

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5. You learn the meaning of the phrase "mind over matter."

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And that mental toughness is what got you out of the bottom of that squat.

6. The thought of the treadmill is actually hilarious and horrifying.

Who needs cardio? #lifting #girlswholift #fitness #fitfam

LOL cardio.

7. You start to worry that every day you're not lifting, you're losing strength.

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Your biceps are actually deflating with each rest day.

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8. Slowly but surely, your social life undergoes a transformation.

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Everything about your old social life — the hours, the drinking, the crappy food — makes it harder feel good when you're lifting.

9. And before you know it your wine rack has been repurposed to deal with your growing collection of blender bottles.

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A blender bottle for home, one for work, one for your backpack, one in the car. You have a system.

11. But tbh the single life is just fine.

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12. You've started to become a morning person.

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You're so tired from your workout that you crash from exhaustion right after dinner. So, waking up at a time most consider the middle of the night is actually no problem.

14. Your post-workout selfie game has never been stronger.

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Pics or the PR didn't happen.

15. And your social media feeds are full of #liftspiration.

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16. You don't think in days of the week, you think in training days.

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TGIF it's almost #squaturday!

18. Your hands start to get calluses, which is gross. And awesome.

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Proof that you're moving iron with your bare hands like a goddamn boss.

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23. And the best part: You've never felt more confident.

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In fact, you're downright unstoppable.