Fit Girl Problems

Fit Girl Problems

  • When you realized you’ve spent 4 hours of your life reading reviews for black cycling gloves on Amazon.
  • The guilt of not stretching after a workout. *DIES*
  • When it’s suppose to be a “rest day” but you end up working out anyway and label it as an “active rest day” in your fitness journal.
  • Not understanding why people don’t like burpees.
  • Not understanding why people don’t like the Grouse Grind.
  • Taking off your sports bra after your workout is harder than the workout itself. And straining your neck and shoulders really bad while doing so. And you tell everyone it’s a workout injury!!
  • Owning more sports bras than real bras.
  • When you feel like your life is in danger because you can’t steer your car properly since it was upper body day at the gym.
  • Having super dry hair because you have to wash it everyday.
  • Fit Girl Problems The worst time of your life is when you are recovering from an injury.
  • When you open your gym locker and 2 weeks worth of clean workout gear falls on you (my biggest fear is going to the gym and not having clean gear).
  • When you have at least 2 weeks worth of clean socks and underwear in your gym locker. Excessive much? At least it frees up space at home so I can indulge in my shopping habit.
  • When you have to explain to everyone that your gym clothes are clean because you worked out in the morning and was too lazy to change into “normal people clothes” since you have to go back to the gym or cycle home after work. Plus it’s not our fault that lycra, sweats and runners are so much more comfortable.
  • When you worked out in the morning before work and realized you had a meeting so you didn’t have time to shower … and you spend the whole time worrying if you smell or not.
  • When you use your company gym and you hate missing a day of work or being sick because that means you probably won’t go to the gym. Well at least that’s not a problem for the company.
  • Showering at least three times a day (morning ride to work, afternoon workout, ride home).
  • Spending all your free time on the foam roller.
  • And getting annoyed when Boyfriend is using the foamroller when you wanted to use it.
  • Being too lean in the winter. When it’s cold, you get REALLY REALLY cold.
  • Never going out for lunch with my co-workers because I need that time for the gym.
  • When you had an extremely stressful day and you realize it was only stressful because you HAD to make it to the gym at a certain time.
  • Getting super offended when people assume you don’t eat.
  • Being annoyed when someone is on your “favorite bike” at the gym. I know it’s not my bike but still. WAH.
  • When your day is ruined by the smelly-B.O. guy on the bike next to yours because no matter how much mental toughness you’ve developed from working out, you still can’t handle the stench of B.O.
  • When your entire collection of $200 designer jeans is suddenly too big. Yes, I learned from the stupidity of my younger days filled with unnecessary spending. Never again! Money only goes towards useful things like cycling gear these days.

Coming up… Cyclist Problems!


    Confessions of a Fitness Addict

    I’m a fitness addict— a fitness junkie. Exercise is my drug of choice and I crave for the pain and intensity it causes. I feel the best when I’m dripping with sweat after thinking I was going to get a heart-attack from a hardcore workout. That feeling lasts all day, all night until my next workout where I die for an hour or so and then I feel amazing again. That is the high of a fitness addict.

    Confessions of a fitness addict:

    • When I heard my cyclist-coworker’s wife gave birth to their first child, the first thought that came to my mind:

      “Omigod. He won’t be able to cycle as much anymore…”

    • I can get up at 5am for a workout no problem but for anything else… good luck. It’s usually me screaming at boyfriend to wake the fuck up for our early rides or workouts but on other mornings, it’s usually him unsuccessfully trying to drag me out of bed. Or him jumping angrily out of bed after I’ve snoozed my alarm for 2 hours. He always complains how I have such a hard time getting up for anything except working out.

    I have found iron to be my greatest friend. It never freaks out on me. It never runs. Friends may come and go but two hundred pounds is always two hundred pounds. There is no better way to fight weakness than with strength, Once the mind and body have been awakened to their true potential, its impossible to turn back, the iron never lies to you.

    • Naps are fun. After working out early in the morning, I may get to work early, power nap in the car until 10am then I will drag my groggy-self into the office and microwave my Americano that got cold during my nap. Sometimes, I’ll come back in the afternoon and take another power nap in the car.
    • I crave for pain. Being in my current mindset, I sometimes don’t understand why other people don’t find excitement in doing the Grouse Grind or biking/running up a really steep hill. Whether I am planning to do the Grouse Grind, go for a long, hard and hilly bike ride, 100 burpees or a Crossfit workout, it’s that painfully satisfying feeling that I’m constantly craving for. If my mind is set on working out, it better be hard or I won’t be satisfied!!
    • I think 6-packs and huge muscles are overrated. Too many people I know train to get big and buff but then they go out and party, drink, smoke and do drugs like no tomorrow. This really proves that just because you are ripped does NOT mean you are healthy. People who live a healthy and balanced lifestyle inspire me— not their bodies.
    • Social media is a dangerous tool. It saddens me when people gain so many followers because they post images of themselves working out and eating clean but again, they are constantly smoking, drinking, partying and doing too much drugs. Not to mention the those who are sickly skinny and only workout occasionally but aren’t really committed into the lifestyle for the right reasons. I understand that people like to show off their progress but it makes me sad how naive the world is. Uneducated people (and people who only want to be skinny) should not be the center of influence just because they occasionally workout. On the other hand, nice bodies DO motivate people to get fit and be more mindful of what they eat… so it really comes down to how stupid or not stupid you are in finding your own way to do it right.
    • I spend too much money on workout gear. Because I’m afraid of running out of clean clothes on the days I get too lazy or forget to do my laundry. You can never have enough sports bras, bike shorts, tank tops and socks. But it’s the most well spent money ever!
    • I really learned my lesson this year and have been very careful about over training and recovery. I use to ignore random pains and continuous aches but now I get them treated by making sure I make my physio and RMT appointments and taking rest days. I’ve been battling with a tight IT band and knee pain for the past couple of months and it was not fun.
    • I’m boring because health, fitness and cycling is what I live for. Sometimes when I’m supposed to be socializing, I don’t want to be talking about anything except for health, fitness and cycling. Sometimes I feel like I cannot connect with people because we have such different mindset and interests. I don’t care about boating, beaching, tanning and designer purses. All I want to do is ride my bike, lift some weights and eat poutine.
    • I think I am somewhat of a judgmental fitness snob. But I don’t care. There are so many things wrong with the fitness industry.

    Are you a fitness addict? What are your confessions?


      Things I Can’t Live Without


      I would use to get stressed out because I could only roll at the gym (where there is only ONE good roller) but now I can enjoy that pain in the comfort of my own home.

      Foam Roller

      One of the best things I’ve ever done was buy a foam roller which I keep conveniently in my livingroom. I roll every morning, every night, when I’m watching Netflix, all day, everyday… and it feels. So. Good. Foam rolling is self-myofascial release a.k.a. self-deep-massage to loosen up and provide relief to knots that form in your muscles… which hurts like hell but it’s pain you can’t live without.

      Magic Bullet

      Unlike most people, my Magic Bullet hasn’t died on me yet despite constant use (crosses fingers). Like everyone else, I contemplated getting a Vitamix (and a juicer) but decided that I’m extremely happy with my Magic Bullet, mainly due to its convenience and the fact that there are less dishes to wash. I love being able to blend my shakes and then taking the cup to go with me. Plus I hate cooking anyway so I don’t think a Vitamix would ever live up to its value in my household. My memories consist of hating the blender at my parent’s house back in the day because I’d have to wash that huge thing after every use so Magic Bullet it is.


      Our bikes live with us in our cozy apartment and I wouldn’t have it any other way. One of my requirements when apartment hunting was that I’d be allowed to bring my bike up (and NOT kept in a bike locker). I actually want to hang it up in my bedroom right in front of my bed but for some reason, Boyfriend is against it. I think he’s jealous.


      My roadbike is my baby! Along with my workout gear, those are my posessions that have totally proven their value… and they better because performance gear is so expensive. My baby is actually at Boyfriend’s house right now in Burnaby and I haven’t been able to get her in a week and I seriously think about her everyday. Plus I just bought and brand new wall mount for her so I can hang her up smack in the middle of my apartment and she’s not here. Wah. Life has never been so empty.


      Gmail, drive, calendar, maps, search, Google, Google, GOOGLE!!! Enough said. If Google ever dies, I would probably die along with it. There was one time Google went down and all you can hear is my sister and I frantically screaming, “omigod!! Google is down!!!”


      Although I’m not a huge fan of cooking (I would rather eat), Norwex makes me enjoy cleaning. Norwex are microfiber cleaning cloths that don’t require any chemical cleaners at all which is great because I’m also trying to rid my apartment with as many chemicals as possible). They are embedded with micro-silver that kills all the bacteria caught in the cloth and they make cleaning so much faster and easier. Plus I can’t imagine using a regular dish cloth without laundering it after every single use (and that’s not practical at all). Norwex is a lifesaver!!

      What can’t you live without?