“The greatest trick the devil ever pulled was convincing the world he didn’t exist.”
In the world of fitness, the devil has pulled an even greater trick. Instead of convincing you that he didn’t exist, but that he was actually the good guy.
Every day people deceive themselves into thinking that unhealthy diet and exercise methods are actually good for them. Even though they feel rotten their mind has created a link between those rotten feelings and the results they want. So even though their body and emotions are fighting them their mind says “this is great!”
And then it goes the other way as well. They do something that’s really good for them, but because it’s against some rule or dogma, their mind says “hey you screwed up. You should feel guilty and miserable.” So they typically do.
The problem is that our mind has the power to make us feel how we think we should feel rather than how we actually do. When this happens, it’s almost impossible to be honest with ourselves about what really is and is not healthy.
Check out this week’s podcast. I go through why this deception happens and what you can do about it.