Everyone has that friend on Facebook who is biologically incapable of just heading to the gym quietly, doing their thing and leaving. I’m not talking about those who boast about how many reps they did and who discuss with their bros on Facebook statuses about who can lift more. No, I’m talking about the people who post such aggressive ‘motivation’ quotes and pictures on their walls that all I can see is a Johnny Vegas sized ball of insecurity and self loathing.
What are you trying to prove?
I mean, posting a picture of enormous men that look like they have vast cancerous tumours all over their bodies with the quote “The Worst Thing You Can Be is Average” does not make you a body builder, nor does it make you any less glaringly average. Or making sure your friends can see the quote “Doubt me, hate me, you’re the inspiration I need” which is totally awkward because you’re incorrectly assuming anyone cares enough to doubt or hate you. Or maybe posting a status saying “When my body ‘shouts’ STOP, my mind ‘screams’ NEVER” which only succeeds in conjuring images of a psycho tumour boy screaming in self-hatred at their reflection in a mirror of an empty gym.
Don’t get me wrong, if these quotes help you to drag your fat ass to the gym, by all means use them as motivation but I beg of you, stop the madness and chill out on the hyper-aggressive and defensive shite.
That being said, we all need a bit of motivation when we’re mid-drinking session and struggling to go on. Check out these drinking related motivational posters on the following pages: