Dealing With Staff Room / Co-Worker Sabotage - StrongLife

Dealing With Staff Room / Co-Worker Sabotage


You sit there in the staff room at lunch time

You open your prepped lunch you brought with you.

Over the last few months, you’ve made great progress in the gym.

You’re fitter than ever before, you’ve dropped weight, toned up and have discovered new levels of confidence and self-esteem.

Hell, you even love going to the gym now, hitting the weights and focusing on improving yourself.

All thanks to some consistent changes in your diet, lifestyle, and routinely turning up to the gym and putting in the work.

But as you sit there and start to eat your lunch, a staff member suddenly pipes up.

“You’ve gone too skinny..”

“You’re obsessed with the gym and fitness, it’s not healthy!”.

“You really need to eat more…”

Co-workers and staff members often voice their opinion at you.

It leaves you frustrated, deflated and pissed off.

You’ve worked hard for this, and you love how you feel.

Yet, here you sit, listening to others throw their opinions at you.

(Many throw their opinion while they’re eating crap too!).

But they don’t understand.

They don’t understand that you work hard for this, you love how you feel and look, and you’ve become a lot happier.

And you feel healthy and have lots of energy.

But somehow, others drag you down and question your motives.

Dealing With The Staff Room Sabotage

It’s not nice, is it?

And it’s highly frustrating.

But always remembers, opinions are like arseholes, everyone has one.

It’s strange how “fit shaming” has kind of became a thing.

How by going to the gym 3 times a week and doing a run the other days suddenly means you’ve a mental condition.

To be honest, I’d rather you have a slight obsession with the gym or fitness than an obsession with eating yourself to death or diabetes!

Sometimes you need to close off your ears, discard any silly comments from others and just focus on yourself.

Other people will rarely ever care about your goals or targets.

They won’t care how much you work for something or why you do it.

They just get uncomfortable seeing you do something that deep down, they wish they were doing too.

And the only way they can justify their own choices is by tossing shit at you.

Over time, you’ll build a thicker skin for it and just knock it back.

You’ve work to do; you’ve goals to achieve and you sure as hell didn’t put in all the work the last few months to let others dictate how you should look and feel.

So, the next time you’re stuck in the staff room, cafeteria, or are getting peer pressure, just remember – you’re doing it for you, not for them.

If they want to sit about and eat cake and biscuits, let them.

But don’t go thinking there’s something up with you or that you should change to please others.

You’ll only end up not pleasing yourself.

And that’s more important to you.

So, if you’re still on the fitness wagon of 2020, keep up the good work.

Get shit done each week.

Spend some time outdoors.

And remember that consistency over time is your best predictor of success.

Keep her lit.


Colm Duignan

Colm Duignan

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