The only person you can’t lie to is yourself.
You can lie convincingly enough to anyone and everyone else about things going on in your life, you can tell them;
“I eat well”
“I’m working out hard”
“I don’t usually eat this”
“I only drink on weekends”
And they won’t know they difference.
Some people spend so much energy trying to convince and justify mistruths their actions that they never take responsibility for them. If you’re able to distance yourself from the responsibility of your actions, you are able to blame other people or things for the outcomes because you have no ownership of the what you are actually doing.
We have all met people who said they were going to ‘get in shape’, but because of this reason or that reason it was just ‘impossible’ for them to be able to do it.
Now I get that everybody lives busy lives in today’s day and age, but it’s still amusing to see that you can always find extra hours in the day to do more work or watch that TV show. People who lack the funds to invest into their health even though they money spend money on things that will bring only momentary satisfaction (*cough* multiple days of brunch).
Why? The lie isn’t that getting in shape and getting your health in order is ‘impossible’, it’s people are terrified of getting uncomfortable. People don’t like getting uncomfortable because it shows them up in the most brutally honest way. It’s a chance for people to learn how to understand themselves and how they honestly react in tough situations.
Getting your health in order isn’t just about the physical actions taken. It’s a journey of self-discovery through your mental strength too. This can be more comforting than the physical side of the journey as you learn what you are made of.
You may have this persona of a tough guy but find you break a lot earlier under physical stress than you thought, or alternatively you may think that you can’t do this or there’s no way you could lift that and find out that you are more than capable of completing tasks that at face value scared you.
You can take peace of mind in all of this by acknowledging that the same ups and downs that you encounter are the same ones that everyone else in the gym or classes are experiencing or have experienced. We are all in it together, there are no shortcuts, only hard work.
So stop lying to yourself and join in with all the other people getting uncomfortable to healthier and happier life.
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