You know you’re doing something right with your workout when people start to take notice of your toned and figured bod. All that hours spent pumping iron in the gym has actually paid off. People start to notice you. It’s a good feeling.
Until people start to notice you too much and before you even realize it, you’re answering the same questions over and over and then yet again; Déjà vu caught in a déjà vu.
But at least you know you’re getting somewhere. You’ve probably heard these questions a bazillion times. Well okay, maybe fifty.
1. How Much Do You Bench, Bro?
This just makes you want to get a tattoo on your left arm that says, ‘As much as it takes.’
2. Where Do You Get Your Protein, Bro?
And another tattoo on your right arm saying, ‘It doesn’t matter.” WPI, isn’t some wonder drug that gives you instant beef. Real beefcakes work it. Hard.
3. How Do You Get Them Guns So Big?
You’re probably tempted to tell them the truth so the person asking would be bound to look a mutant human crab in the future. But no. You’re a cool guy. You’d probably tell them to get a total.
4. I don’t want to have too much muscle. Won’t I look too big?
Er, really? It’s not like anyone is stopping you from stopping, right?
5. Do You Take Carbs After 7 p.m. ?
Now that’s actually a very good question, if you’re like a superstitious bodybuilder or I’ve misspelled crabs and that’s really not advised for people of old age.
6. Creatine Is A Steroid, Yeah?
You’ve changed so much, people think you’re Google.
7. You’re Eating Too Much. Won’t You Get Fat?
You probably show your very wide grin and flex a bit of biceps and say, ‘do I look fat to you?’ This is probably the only question you shouldn’t get tired of answering.
8. But I want to grow. Will working out stub my growth?
Probably if you start off really young – like five. Have you begun to wonder why the moment your muscles start to budge, people tend to look at you like a fitness expert or a doctor?
9. How Do You Find The Time To Work Out?
What do you call a person who is always at the gym? A gym instructor!
Honestly, you just can’t blame people for asking. Especially those who haven’t been in one. It’s going to take a lot of patience in answering these redundant questions but in reality, it’s a small price to pay for the momentous change in your life.
Yes, you may flex.