Training gives us an outlet for suppressed energies created by stress and thus tones the spirit just as exercise conditions the body.
Take care of your body. It’s the only place you have to live.
A jewel will not shine if it is not polished.
Difficulties strengthen the mind, as labor does the body.
Don’t judge each day by the harvest you reap but by the seeds that you plant.
Robert Louis Stevenson
Don’t quit. You’re already in pain. You’re already hurt. Get a reward from it.
Often times when I talk to people about sports I hear stuff along the lines of “I like running, I just never get round to it” or “I want to get fit, but it is so hard”. Well, no, you do not like running. And you do not like getting fit. What you want is being fit and just having finished a workout. What you want is the feeling of accomplishment, but not the pain and struggle before that. So let’s talk about the difference between wanting to train and wanting to be in shape; let’s talk about priorities, habits and reaching your so called “goals”.