Winning with a new workout or diet is simpler than we think, but harder than we think.
The level of “hard” is directly related to how much movement we’ve been doing and how well we’ve been treating ourselves with food lately.
When someone explains how awful they felt in the first week of cutting refined foods, I remind them. “You did not start feeling awful, you took away the drugs that we’re covering it up.”
Sugar in its many forms causes a wonderful hormone release and malnutrition at the same time. It’s a drug that causes the very disease it masks.
Sedentarism removes the demand for our body to prove itself useful. “I’m healthy and able to get through the day just fine” is easy to say if you sit at work and never exercise beyond walking or a jog. The truth is, that body would fail as a greenhorn on a fishing boat. Sedentarism is a curtain, and you’re the man behind it.
The things we do are not often painful, but expose the pain we have hidden, by not doing them.