During recent years I have learned a lot about what true fitness really means. I came from a place where ‘fitness’ meant that a person went to the gym 3-4 days a week, got a good sweat and felt a little sore. There was no overarching goal, people didn’t push themselves, and they weren’t interested in lifting heavier or harder. A person will never get truly fit following these guidelines. I know because I used to be this person.
I’m not that person anymore though. My training has changed. I’ve learned that if I can still talk then I am not going hard enough when I do cardio. I’ve learned that if the weight goes up then I’m not maxed out on that lift. I’ve learned that if I am not nervous for the workout the night before then my workout isn’t hard enough. And most of all I’ve learned what it is to be on a proper program. Having a “good workout” in the gym isn’t about coming up with new workouts every single day trying to crush myself or trying to keep things interesting. Having a “good workout” is about doing workouts that get my desired results and help me achieve my goals. They aren’t easy, they push me to my limits, and they aren’t always fun but they ensure success. I do those workouts over and over again each week and literally watch myself improve on a day-to-day basis.
They workouts and structure might not be the most exciting but do you want me to tell you what is exciting? Getting results. That is really exciting. There is nothing more exhilarating than getting stronger, fitter, and faster every week.