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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