Ok, I've had this topic in the back of my mind for a while now, so here we go!
1. Breakfast can be boring
I can't remember the last time I didn't eat raw oats, eggs, or both for breakfast...maybe like 4 years ago? I'm more than happy to make you pancakes, but I'll probably screw them up since it's been so long. This is why I have a waffle maker, it's an easy alternative to pancakes that is surprisingly foolproof. And by the way, orange juice is never in my fridge. It has an equivalent amount of sugar as soda.
Omg, just look at that grainy goodness!
2. Sleeping in is a rarity for me
You know the cliche, "early to bed, early to rise, makes the mind and body healthy and wise" axiom? 100% true. It's very rare I'll stay up past midnight, with exception of Saturday night. And I rarely sleep in past 9 AM. So the whole spoon-all-morning-long-in-the-sunshine scene still happens, but not too long into the day.
Aww, how serene
3. Quality food is absolutely critical
Many conversations will be around food, nutrition, progress towards goals, etc. Grocery shopping is an adventure. We eat, A LOT.
So be patient with me checking food labels with everything I'm not used to buying regularly. One time I went around the store asking each employee where the rice cakes are, after about the 3rd strange look, someone finally knew what I was referring to.
I'll often talk about carbs and grams of protein to get in throughout the day, which I often track on a spreadsheet. When we go out to dinner, it might take a couple extra minutes as I quiz the server on ingredients. I'll also perpetually complain about how far I am from the physique of my dreams.
FYI, these are rice cakes. They don't taste as good as Chocolate cakes in case you were wondering.
4. Ready to be each other's personal photographer?
Most people that are foreign to fitness see a guy preening in the mirror as he is practicing poses for the next show or to assess progress as narcissist. What they don't see is we aren't thinking, "Holy shit, Look at how amazing I look!"
I'm thinking, "Ugh, why the hell are my rear delts so flat?" "One more month until my summer cut, and I'm so not ready" "Great, my triceps' long head is looking more defined than two weeks ago". It's easy to misjudge, but it isn't pretentious pics, it's truly PROGRESS pics.
5. Instead of me having my time playing video games, we go to the gym together!
"Baaabe, do you have to go to the gym agaaaaaain??" ...
We like to date girls that are friendly with the fitness world because then we don't have to stand trial every time we come home from work/school and immediately get ready to go to the gym. We want you to come with us! And even if you don't want to go with us, it's better than me just disconnecting from reality in front of Xbox right?
6. I hope you love the outdoors
We're always up for a great hike, run, anything outdoors to get moving! I personally am obsessed with kayaking and paddle boarding. Anything outdoors, Let's go!!
7. Let's talk about vacations together
I've literally booked a little bit more pricey hotels simply because of the spacious, elaborate hotel gym. If not, then get ready to come to some obscure gym with a guest pass we convinced them to give to us because we are "moving" there soon.
Hotel website advertisement be like, "We have a world class fitness center!"
I'll just make this a quick mention so I don't come across conceited. As you can assume, being fit has many physical privileges in life, including a much higher level of testosterone. So enjoy!
When intimate (depending of course, on when that happens in a relationship based on your standards), please give our abs attention! and my arms! Seriously, make out with my abs! Do you know how hard we work for these?
10. Cheat Meals
Ok, let's just take a minute of silence to emphasize the sanctity of this weekly cheat meals concept. The English language cannot describe how amazing cheat meals are. You might think you enjoy Ben & Jerry's ice cream, Cheesecake, and Snickers bars. But until you make it a cheat meal, you'll never appreciate it's true everlasting beauty. It's truly a paradox how restricting sweets makes you enjoy sweets more!
Along with this please don't try to tempt me with your brownie (if you choose) throughout the week, because that is just a cruel, cruel, Satanic practice. Seriously. And thank you Sweet Baby Jesus tomorrow is Saturday. Cheat Meal day :)
Some of these may sound extreme, but you have to realize, fitness isn't a chore we constantly are at a mental battle to keep up motivation with. It's a lifestyle in every sense of the word--it's a part of us, how we are happy and find balance in life. And we want YOU to be a part of it!!
Thanks for reading everyone!