For all the BeachBody, CrossFit, SoulCycle, Couch to 5K, (or any other kind of fitness program!) addicts out there—we understand

By Lauren Mazzo

1. You hate it at first. Like, really hate it.

This is all so new and different and I feel awkward doing that move and I just want to go back to my couch please.

2. Once you finish the first workout, you realize it wasn't so bad.

Actually, it was pretty fun. I think I want to keep doing this.

3. The next day you're sore in all the weirdest places.

I didn't know I had muscles on my ribs. How did I even work those?

4. It slowly becomes the absolute highlight of your day (and you don't want to do anything else).

Real life is when you're working out. Everything else is just pretend. (Work? LOL.)

5. And you realize you're getting some serious results.

Is it just me or is my butt perkier? Also, who knew I had some abs in there?

6. You get crazy excited when you hear someone else talking about it.

Did that guy over there just say P90X?

7. And if you hear them talking it down? Um.

You can go shave your back now.

8. In fact, all your conversations circle back to your new workout.

#SorryNotSorry it's the best part of my life right now. Just let me be happy, OK?!

9. Every friend, family member, and random stranger becomes a potential convert.

Come, my children, and join me in this magical workout land. You will never want to leave.

10. You can't help but buy *all* the coordinating gear.

Workout tanks with punny slogans? Check. Specialized shoes? Check. Logo water bottle? Check.

11. You become BFFs with the instructors (either on social media or IRL).

Now you have someone to text 24/7 about your workouts (to the enjoyment of your friends and family who finally get to stop listening to you).

12. After too many sessions to count, you feel like the Queen Bey of whatever you're doing.

I OWN this. Bow, bitches.

13. The thought of being done with the program makes your entire life feel worthless.

Is there even a point of living? No other workouts will ever compare.

14. So you vow to keep doing it over and over, for the rest of your fitness life. And nothing makes you happier.

If it ain't broke, don't fix it-am I right?


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