If I told you there was a pill you could take after every meal that would improve your insulin sensitivity, aid in digestion, burn a few calories, and all around make you feel better, would you take it? What about if I told you it was completely free! That’s right, 100% free, except you might want to invest in an umbrella, winter coat, and new pair of shoes.
Instead, the people who have bodies that look fit and post a lot on social media, tell us all the time that “you can do it” and “there’s no day like today” (obviously I wouldn’t be a good motivational speaker). Multiply that voice by 1,000,000, add a call to action to buy a product and boom, you have the fitness industry.
What this does to every day people like you and I is it makes us think we have to be motivated all the time. We are bombarded with images of people that seem like they wake up, drink their bro-tein shake and spend all day itching to get to the gym. We then take on the notion that you have to be all jacked up 24/7 in order to live a fit and health life. That expectation we have of ourselves does a few things: