How to ‘start back at the gym’ in January and not be a bellend

Sorry to be cynical, but writing is how I let off a bit of steam etc.
I know people could be doing worse things…maybe; depends where you grade narcissism in the whole scale of ‘worse things’.

I can’t help but notice how many nice and normal, yet slightly overweight people start going to the gym and turn into grade A woppers.

It starts with updating your FaceBook status and checking in every time you go to the gym; fair enough. Well, the checking in bit.  If this helps motivate you, then great, do it.

But then the selfies start. You know the self obsession has begun, and¬†now – until the end of time this certified bellend will be flooding your newsfeed with photos taken from strange angles – whichever way they can position the camera to make them look best. This represents a new ‘look at me, aren’t I great?’ approach to life in general.


Lad – pic from

Even worse are the meatheads with their topless pictures, and their strange sense¬†of entitlement based on some delusion that because they are now roided up and ‘hench’ they are superior to everyone skinny.

To avoid this, try and remain self-aware. ¬†Don’t take yourself seriously and take a step back from yourself and be a bit more objective about your behaviour. When your ego drives the way in which you act, you are going to be a bit of a dick. ¬†Listen to your¬†Neomammalian / higher consciousness; rather than your ego-centric / reptilian brain.

Why not make your New Year’s resolution a bit of a hybrid – get back to the gym, be nice, and be humble.

If that doesn’t work, try Brazilian Jiu Jitsu (if you go to a good club, people will be humble and this should rub off on you), or try some¬†Ayahuasca

Remember love is the answer. And what we criticise tends to represent are insecurities. So I must be threatened by gym bellends.


About Drew

MMA, Fitness & Marketing enthusiast from North Wales, UK. A Stoic Hippy with no hair. Not to boast but - 1st Class Degree in Sports Science from Loughborough, MSc in Nutrition from the University of Liverpool. 20 years experience of weight & fitness training.
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