Let’s get one thing out of the way: being a strong, fit, athletic girl is awesome. Whether you work out for the glow it gives your skin, the rush of being on a team, or the confidence of being fit and active, breaking a sweat on the regular can make you feel incredible. Of course, all those hours on the track and in the gym have their downsides.

If you’re a fit chick, these struggles are all too real.

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Never being able to find jeans that zip over your butt. At least those squats are getting results!

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Also, boots and skinny jeans won’t zip over your ripped calves.

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Struggling to walk down stairs or drive after an insane workout.

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Wondering how other girls live on salad and green juice when you take down an entire pizza after a long run.

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Your idea of a dream shopping spree is new running tanks, spandex, and sneakers.

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When people caution you against getting too “muscular.” Muscles can be feminine, thanks very much.

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You can’t make a blowout last more than a day because you’re always showering.

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Confronting weird looks in the weight room. Yes, you can lift heavy, and no, you don’t need help!

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You have to do twice as much laundry because waiting even a few days to wash your gear makes your entire apartment smell like a dumpster.

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You take physical challenges – like arm wrestling, darts, or a race to the car – way too seriously.

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When someone tells you “you don’t need to work out, you already look great!” There are other reasons to work out besides losing weight.

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“I can’t, have practice.” Enough said.

What are your struggles as a boss babe who’s trying to get fit? Leave a comment below!