So I have this colleague at work who I’m on quite friendly terms with who also happens to be a fitness freak. But it wasn’t always this way. Three years ago he broke up with his then wife and went through a quite bitter divorce which left him financially strapped. He was quite podgy at the time, and turned to running as a way to deal with the stress.
Today, he’s a lean mean fitness machine and goes for a 10km run pretty much every morning before work. He also cycles, and goes in regular marathons etc. Needless to say he’s a lot fitter than me.
Now that’s all very well you might think, but lately he’s been trying to get me to buy this weight loss and fitness shake powder called Isagenix. Isagenix is like Amway for the weight loss industry. They don’t want you to buy just the odd tub of weight loss powder, they want you to sign up for life! And it’s not cheap either.
Anyway, after trying this so-called weight loss powder for 3 months and not shedding an ounce I told him I didn’t want to buy anymore and was informed that I hadn’t lost any weight because ”you are meant to exercise as well.”
More recently, he’s taken to posting motivational quotes on his facebook page, and sticking photos of himself in lycra on his office cubicle.
Now don’t get me wrong, I think it’s great that he’s happy with himself with his new-found fitness, but to go around trying to enlist others to take this Isagenix shit (which is just a source of supplementary income for him), as well as sending emails and updates, like today for example “Have an awesome Monday,” as well as “Be the best you you can be!” (What even does that fucking mean?), is just taking things too far.
How should I tell him our friendship is over?