Though half of their definition doesn't really apply to me. I definitely don't go for the whole protein shakes and supplements thing. Makes a difference right? Dictionary dot com defines a junkie as:
1. a drug addict, especially one addicted to heroin. 2. a person with an insatiable craving for something: a chocolate junkie. 3. an enthusiastic follower; fan; devotee: a baseball junkie.Though the second literally applies to me right down to the example, decidedly the third of these seems to describe the kind of gym junkie I am. I like to think I'm rather devoted to the gym. That's not really a bad thing right? I was in two minds about it and was glad to have a chat to one of the trainers at the gym about it. After expressing my slight concern of the matter he really pointed out something that made me feel a lot better. To put it simply, if you want to call me a gym junkie because I like to spend a bit much time in the gym that probably makes me a tv junkie because I like watching a bit much tv. I also may as well be a music, computer, food, chocolate, sugar and coffee junkie and there are probably many other things I could be accused of being a junkie of too. That makes it sound so much better. So I guess there isn't a whole lot wrong with it after all. Well. At least I've decided there isn't...
Hope you enjoyed that pointless rant!