It might not be normal to lift heavy on a near daily basis and to try and control my weight using different dietary interventions but I find it empowering to have the ability to change my body composition and I love lifting.
If I was to be a "normal" and not know how to get leaner, or not have a hobby to obsesses over and get better at I think I would be a much less fulfilled human being. I don't see how working a 9 to 5 job, eating 3 square meals and watching TV as my hobby would be a better alternative.
Sure people might question what you do and ask why you do it. To those who genuinely want to know try your best to humour them you might be pleasantly surprised and maybe even make a new friend or gym buddy
Sunday, September 2, 2012
Marc has written a superb post here - Obsession: Why it is a dirty word. He asks some important questions and points out some startling inconsistencies in the way in which the world views different activities. Those of us who train and pay attention to our diet are seen as obsessed in a negative way, while those who drink too much or live life to watch tv are seen as normal and acceptable.