What Is A Workout?

June 22, 2008 · Print This Article

Looking for motivation for the week ahead?

What I’m going to share with you today is one of the most inspiring pieces of fitness related writing that I’ve ever read. It inspired me years ago when I read it for the first time, and it still lights the fire under my butt as I read it today. I hope it can do the same for you. Thanks go out to Certified Personal Trainer Brian Copeland for sharing this with me about 5-6 years ago (Brian is a great personal trainer located here in Honolulu–I give him 2 enthusiastic thumbs up!!).

What Is A Workout?

A WORKOUT is 25% PERSPIRATION and 75% DETERMINATION. Stated another way, it is ONE PART PHYSICAL EXERTION and THREE 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 AN ORGANIZED, GOAL ORIENTED PERSON who has taken charge of his, or 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 FITNESS 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!

By George Allen 1918-1990 (NFL Coach and Chairman of the President’s Council of Physical Fitness and Sports, 1981-88),

“What is a workout?”, 1983, Washington, DC: Government Printing Office.

Aloha,

Chris

Comments

2 Responses to “What Is A Workout?”

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