WHO I AM
Chris Brophy, 5ft 10ins tall, blue eyes, shaved head (not bald, thank you!) … an entrepreneur living in Manchester, United Kingdom. Blogger, presenter, tutor, bookkeeper/accountant, gadget owner and former fat man on a fitness journey.
THINGS I LOVE
Music (house, cheesy tunes, 80’s, rock, drum and bass and lots more including oldies!) gadgets, lifting weights, horror / action / thriller movies, Apple (the people who make iPhones, not the fruit because I hate that!) flying, blogging, vlogging, radio and TV presenting, technology, Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, Dragons’ Den, The Apprentice, 3D movies, piloting drones, the music industry, making music, designing and developing websites, teaching, learning, telling awful jokes, keeping fit, working with numbers and money (hence my recent accountancy qualifications!) working out every day, taking ten minutes in the shower, leaving dishes to soak for much longer than is necessary, being super organised, being punctual, public speaking, inspiring others and making people feel good.
THINGS I HATE
Don’t wanna go there. This is a positive website! Oh. Go on then, just a few… I hate apples, bananas, popcorn, door-to-door salespeople, people who don’t like you and then pretend that they don’t look at your social media profile (those same people are probably reading this now 🙂 …. where was I? Oh yes, heavy traffic, cleaning hair off the vacuum cleaner and listing things I hate.
WHAT THIS BLOG IS ABOUT
I wanted to blog about my fitness journey and considered doing a “big reveal” where I simply showed before and after photos and talked about how I achieved massive weight loss. After giving it more thought, I felt that doing this was a little big-headed, a little “look at how hunky I am now”. So I decided to launch the site as early on in my fitness journey as possible so people could see what I was going through every single step of the way.
I saw that there were a large number of websites set up by ‘fitness experts’, yet very few by people like me who admitted they were obese and wanted to share every detail of their fitness journey. I’ve never claimed to be an expert on the subject and I’m learning every day, but I want to share stories about what I’m doing and what works for me. It has never been my intention to set up a website solely about me. It is also about making my readers, viewers and listeners feel good about themselves, hence why I bring you tips as well as updates on my fitness journey. This is also done by ensuring my articles meet a number of criteria:
- Inspiration – I share my life’s highs and at times reveal some extremely personal information regarding the low points in my life. It’s not all doom and gloom though. I talk about how I’ve rebuilt my life afterwards and gone on to succeed in achieving my life goals.
- Motivation – I ensure articles make readers believe that if I can do it, they can do it … whatever that may be! I always aim to make readers feel that they can achieve their goals, whether they’re personal or business related and this is done through posting ‘feel-good’ material that gets readers moving!
- Confidence – Through delivering positive content and making readers feel like they can achieve their goals, I am able to make them feel more confident in all areas of their lives. This, in turn, boosts their self-esteem, improves self-belief and their quality of life overall.
- Laughter – I try to insert humour into posts where it makes sense to do so. What’s better than having a good old laugh eh? Don’t get me wrong, I can be serious and there are many posts where I’ll have to calm down the comedian in me, but I like to be the real me as much possible when writing posts and adding humour is often the best way of making people feel good.