Mike Catherwood On Going From “Self-Hate Training” to Fitness For the Right Reasons

Jay Campbell

By Jay Campbell

July 21st, 2020

Until we learn to truly love and trust ourselves, a lack of self-acceptance will always lead to unhealthy behaviors. 

Even with the healthiest training and fitness routines, if we don’t love ourselves we’ll take care of our bodies with the wrong intention.

The truth is when we train because we don’t love ourselves, the ends do not justify the means. 

Fitness isn’t a monolithic thing that’s only determined by how we look; it’s also about how we feel about ourselves and our overall mental health.

The intention behind why we exercise matters, it must be healthy and enriching.  

Why do so many fitness-obsessed people train for all the wrong reasons, and how can we correct it? 

What should our intention be when it comes to working out and eating healthy?

In this episode, I’m joined by TV and radio personality, Mike Catherwood.

He shares his incredible life story, including overcoming addiction, changing his direction and achieving “real health”.

I used to use the gym and my eating as a way to escape my reality and get outside of myself; but training should be another tool to help you get in touch with yourself.
-Mike Catherwood 

Three Things You’ll Learn in This Episode 

  1. Many people work out and eat healthy because they are disgusted with themselves. They pursue fitness because they want to escape themselves, and want to skip past the work of loving, trusting and accepting themselves. 
  2. When it comes to coronavirus we can adopt a healthy mindset. Painting an overly optimistic picture of what’s going on isn’t healthy, but neither is painting things in an overly-pessimistic way. 
  3. We can choose what we put our energy and focus on. The goals we pursue in our lives shouldn’t leave us worn out, they should enrich and energize us and make us better. 

Guest Bio

Mike is a radio and TV personality.

He is known primarily for his work at KROQ-FM on Kevin and Bean and as the co-host of Loveline from 2010 to 2016.

Mike hosts the podcast Mikey Likes You.

For more information or to connect, follow @mikecatherwood on Instagram.

Find the podcast Mikey Likes You on your podcasting platform of choice.

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