My besty Gretty just got her personal training license. Woot woot! Congrats dear friend.

She’s the kind of person who does these things for “fun”, and no other reason. She just wants to be that much more awesome at lifting heavy things. Did I mention she is vegan, and pretty much the coolest? Yeah.

This joy of lifting heavy things started a couple of years ago when we took a bodybuilding course together. Yes, you heard me right, this little vegan took a course with muscly, carnivorous, bodybuilders. The actual kind who spray on orange fake tans and pose in tacky bikinis on stage.

It’s not my goal to look all muscly like that (not that there is anything wrong with that), but we figured that these people knew what they were doing. I mean, you could literally see that they knew what they were doing.

Peanut Butter & Chocolate Protein Bars. These taste exactly like the inside of a peanut butter cup! No bake and so easy to make! #itdoesnttastelikechicken

I’m actually surprised at how many personal trainers at the gym don’t look very fit, and I am even more surprised when I see people paying them to be taught how to be fit. To me, that’s like going to an accountant who is broke, or a lawyer who is in jail….

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