Daily Dose of Coach #231: What is a Workout?

After training, I like always like to think I'm one step closer to achieving a particular goal. I like to think that I've made a conscious choice to become better than I previously was.

I like to build all of my programs around doing the same for others. I like to feel like we "nailed" the workout. Meaning, everything that we did fit within what we are trying to achieve.

A workout is part of a process. It's a particular time and space that changes us. And a workout is exactly what former NFL Coach George Allen states below:

A workout is 25 percent perspiration and 75 percent 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 work out 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 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 .”

"Nailing" a workout checks a lot of boxes, like the ones above. Make your workout count today.