I ran across this today. It's uncredited, so I have no idea from whom it originated, but I think it is very cool, and I wanted to share:
What is a Workout?
A workout is 25% perspiration and 75% determination.
Stated another way it's 1 part physical and 3 parts self-discipline.
Doing it is easy once you get started.
A workout makes you better today than you were yesterday.
It strengthens the body, relaxes the mind and toughens the spirit. When you workout regularly, your problems diminish and your confidence grows.
A workout is a personal triumph over laziness and procrastination. It is the badge of a winner, the mark of the organized, goal-oriented person who has taken charge of his/her destiny.
A workout is a wise use of time and an investment in excellence. It is a way of preparing for life's challenges and proving to yourself that you have what it takes to do what is necessary.
A workout is a key that helps unlock the door to opportunity and success. Hidden within each of us is an extraordinary force. Physical and mental fitness are the triggers that can release it.
A workout is a form of rebirth; when you finish a good workout you don't simply feel better... you feel better about yourself.
Don't y'all just LOVE that? It's very true.
Last night I so wanted to just blow off my workout because I had gotten home late and was hungry. I finally willed myself to get it done and felt such a sense of accomplishment and empowerment afterward. I knew I had done something good for myself.