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Signs You're a Gym Rat

10 Signs You’re a Gym Rat

The gym rat is arguably the greatest rat of all. She's goal-oriented, strong, fast as a bullet, and knows the best order and time of day for working a room full of complicated machinery, pumping serious iron, and zapping calories. Has all your time sweating it out indoors turned you into a serious rat? Here are 10 signs you might be part gym rodent and a full on workout wonder.

  1. You map out your daily workouts on your Google calendar and set it to send you a text reminder but never actually need the reminder. You're on the routine like a rat on cheese.
  2. You know the gym staff's schedule. They know your middle name, job, and birth date.
  3. You have a favorite set of dumbbells, favorite treadmill, favorite place to stretch, and so on.
  4. You notice when a fellow rat wears the same shorts or tee in one week.
  5. You've made up life stories for the other regular characters.

For five other ways you know you're a gym rat,

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  1. You regularly shun or reschedule social activities to work around your scheduled gym time. Your motto is: Efficient workout first, fun later.
  2. You know which gym goers hog the treadmill, weight machines, and TV remotes.
  3. You've architected a plan for streamlining the gym's efficiency in your mind and find yourself discussing it with your spouse or friends.
  4. You're the mayor of your gym on Foursquare. Or you would be if you checked in.
  5. When you can't be reached, your friends or spouse just assume you're sweating it out.

What makes you a gym rat (or not)? Tell me in the comments section below.

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