Weird Hobby

There are a lot of weird hobbies in the world, but I may have one of the weirdest ones. Today I was asked by someone what my hobbies are. Previously I would have stared blankly at them and wondered myself, after all I spend most of my free time in the gym or chopping vegetables. Today an answer just flew out of my mouth without thinking. Perhaps it is because I finally have the correct medication and my brain is actually functioning.

So what did I tell him?

Bodybuilding.

Yup, apparently this is now a hobby! I used to take pottery and stained glass classes, learn new languages, and complete epic tiling projects; but now I am up to my armpits in fitness.

I don’t think I am the only one who has this hobby, but I may be one of the few people that will admit it out loud. It is not a cheap hobby with all the chicken, protein powder, supplements, and new wardrobe that is required, but it is definitely the most rewarding hobby I have ever had! Oddly enough, I choose gluing a bedazzled suit to myself and standing on a stage in front of hundreds of strangers over knowing how to ask a stranger in Italy where the nearest bathroom is.

I already have a weird name; I might as well embrace all the other weird things about myself!

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Comments

  1. Only people who don’t compete think it’s weird. 😉

  2. I completely agree with you. It’s not weird at all. At least it’s a healthy hobby.

  3. All hobbies can be as expensive as you let them be. If you *have to* spend the money then it’s an unhealthily healthy addiction. Look how many people spend fortunes on antiques, or sports cars, or shoes?

    Besides, I think you can bodybuild without protein powder, supplements, or a really outlandish bikini, you’ll just have DIFFERENT results. I don’t want to give the idea that it’s less results, that’s like saying someone who chooses to paint miniatures has a lesser hobby than someone who paints 4′ panels. They’re just going about it differently within the limitations they’ve set.

    If you can and want to spend the money, time, and eat a lot of chicken then go for it. Jack LaLanne didn’t live to be 96 because his hobby was model trains or making tiny cathedrals out of Popsicle sticks, most hobbies don’t have have such benefits, lots of them shorten your life or put it in danger. I used to ride motorcycles, people accept that as a hobby, and most never mention that bikes aren’t exactly cheap.

  4. I think it’s the best hobby out there. lol But who am I to talk?!

    Be following your blog for a bit, but just posting now. Love it!

  5. It’s my favorite hobby =)

  6. ultramatt says:

    I think declaring it as a hobby is brilliant! I’ve been a closet bodybuilder for decades and would have probably avoided brining it up. But with better results and meeting new friends that are into this *hobby*, that’s all kind of changing now.. I think in a few months I’ll be ready for an official coming-out party. 🙂

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