This evening, I was getting ready to work out. I went upstairs and put on my shorts and my kicks and get my headphones. I was getting myself in the zone.
I came downstairs and I saw Jules sitting on the couch doing homework. So I sat down next to her. After about 10 minutes she said, “you’re stalling aren’t you?”
I said yes. Then she said, “I thought you wanted to work out?”
I said, “I want the feeling of working out without the actual working out part.”
She laughed and reminded me that in order to get the results I need to do the work.
Then I huffed and puffed my way into the garage to work out. Luckily, Juliana worked out with me.
That’s how this works. You can’t get in shape without suffering. You have to do the reps, you have to do the work. The results will be a direct reflection of the time you put in.
The part that most people forget to mention is that you have to do it over and over again. The workout I did tonight won’t have much of an impact on its own. I have to combine tonight’s work with yesterday’s work and tomorrow’s work and the work I do over the course of a lifetime.
It’s honest work for honest results.