Valid question I suppose…

Except when people who say this work from home, their eating habits don’t change!

This article was sent to me on Facebook messenger by someone using it as evidence that it work that makes you fat

Nope, sorry… it’s you who makes you fat

It’s also you who makes you “that guy who trains all the time” in the office too!

Reading through all of these:

  • vending machines
  • lack of sunlight
  • long commute and sitting
  • distracted eating

All of them are individualised, and whilst some of them might be harder to avoid than others, in general there will be people who manage to stay in shape despite being in an office job (as that’s who this is aimed at)

Pret doesn’t force you to walk there on your lunch break, the sandwich lady isn’t shining a bright light in your eyes and waterboarding you to eat her doritos… it’s down to poor choices 🙂

Harsh, maybe but it needs to be said! As there are so many people who just aren’t feeling confident in work, or out of it, and blame work

There will always be stuff you CAN do better!

“But Glenn by the time I get home after a long day, the last thing I want to do is go for a run”

Me either 🙂

Fortunately for me I’m a personal trainer and we never struggle with motivation right? Yep, every one of us fitness professionals just oozes motivation, get’s a semi whenever we see someone swing a kettlebell and bounce out of bed every morning on our way to spin…


The after-work thing just might not work for you, so make it before work, or during work, or on the weekends… but try SOMETHING different!

When I used to work in an office, they used to bring RedBull around to keep the sales team’s attitude up, and it’s obviously got a crap load of sugar in, and YES I put weight on, after I ballooned by 1 & 1/2 stone though, I looked in the mirror and thought to myself… you fat bastard 🙂

Yes, it helps if your workplace makes more of an effort to help their staff. A lot of companies are doing that nowadays, and some are seeing their staff acting like they’re in a different world than before.

Work can always do more, and they should, same as you “probably should”, they could put healthy snacks on, get instructors in to do group sessions (hint, hint), offer discounts on healthier foods or only serve certain bits in the canteen, there’s so many ways to do it, that it’s kind of silly to think that the same number of ways aren’t available to YOU!

In closing –

  • Stop blaming work for your weight gain, it’s not their fault, it’s yours
  • If you’re not happy with the way things are going on it, do something DIFFERENT about it
  • Ask your workplace for support if you’re struggling, and if they turn you down… shows what kind of company they are
  • Reading rubbish like this article is just making you ask the wrong questions, circumstances don’t HELP, but they’re not to blame 🙂

Rant over x


PS. if you’re looking for any ideas on how to do things differently, or ways to get your employees/colleagues more involved and caring about their work/life balance. Download the prospectus from G Fit here, or contact us to ask any questions on how we can help this year (it’s before Summer currently, so every employee will be watching their weight anyway !! )