Welcome to the group!
I was the same way at first. I was reading labels all the time and it was frustrating to see refined sugars, egg whites, or milk products in some foods that I was used to buying as a non-vegan. I decided to go vegan pretty much from the beginning of giving up meat, so when I saw those labels, I just put the foods back and went with fruits, veggies, nuts, and other foods that were all vegan.
Now, 11 years later, I hardly ever look at labels because I know what is vegan and what isn't. It is also really easy if you eat mostly raw foods, they can't hide whey inside an apple (at least I hope not!)
If you shop at farmer's markets or co-ops you will also be able to find tons of vegan foods so reading labels won't take that much time. Many products are labeled "VEGAN" on them so you don't have to read through the whole list. That is one of my favorite aspects of labeling.
We have a few bodybuilders around here too, so we can help you out.
Explore the board and you'll learn tons of helpful info. Great to have you as part of the group!
All the best.