• Phil


Updated: Nov 14, 2018

I will now summarise 98.7% of all health blogs: A pseudo philosophical moron with big biceps comes onto his Mac (that didn’t sound right) and spaffs out 600 words about the COMPLETELY BLOODY OBVIOUS (CBO). There are 1 million blogs on the benefits of water. I made that number up, but you wouldn’t be surprised. Exhausted talking points are delivered with such confidence – it’s as if we discovered the God particle. Er no mate, you’re telling people to drink more water. And the most depressing thing about my diatribe, is that I used the word “we.” I am part of the CBO Crew. I wrote the 345,621st blog on the benefits of drinking water!!! You should check it out – you really could learn a lot.

How can I be witness to this sh*tness, and yet contribute to it too? “Writing is the geometry of the soul,” and while I am wracked with guilt for wasting such a beautiful thought on the benefits of hydration, it definitely helps to heel my chaotic mind. I am also trying my best to characterise the behaviours that fit people exhibit. If you adopt these as your own, your H&F will soar.

I would now like to do my job: STATE THE CBO!!! Did you know you should drink 8 glasses of water each day? Ha ha! Only joshing. Today’s Completely Bloody Obvious blog’s is about your social circle.

You are never, ever, ever, ever, going to attain a high standard of health if your social circle is incredibly unhealthy. Pause for a moment and think about the people you spend the most time with. Out of 10, how would you rate their collective health? If that number is low, I’d wager YOUR health won’t be anything to write home about.

Our ego likes us to believe that we are impervious to all forms of outside influence, which is of course, complete and utter horse balls. The standards we set for ourselves are intrinsically linked to the standards of our friends and acquaintances. How do you think the American South happened. One idiot begot another idiot, until one day, Jerry Springer was born. And the same applies to health. The lax habits of your friends don’t just drag themselves down – they place the anchor around your neck too. The wings of your salubrious aspirations are clipped, because your chill time revolves around 5-thousand calories and a screen.

Get some fitties in your social circle. 

But wait! It ain’t that simple. Social circles don’t grow on trees, and it’s hard to imagine a more vom-inducing sight than someone deliberately trying to force that type of thing. So are you stuck? Je ne think pas.

A fit social circle will develop naturally over time, if you put yourself in the right environment. Before every Circuit Factory class, you see people chatting, in GROUPS. Most of these people met inside CF, and now have relationships outside CF. It’s such a social environment. It’s easy to connect with people sharing a common goal. “You like broccoli and squats as well? What are the chances?” Pretty bloody high. You don’t need blood-brother, soul-mate, death-do-us-part connections, just acquaint yourself with people who aspire to reach a greater level of physical well being. This simple act will benefit you tremendously as you hurtle your way down the gauntlet of life.

One day, you’ll be sat in the office, and your phone will go. You’ll look down and see these words:

“Do you fancy a workout?”

It’s then you know… you’ve landed.


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