Driving this message is a huge focus of my day-to-day and it’s a large part of the change I seek to make in this world.
That is, helping people use fitness as a tool to enhance their day, and not simply as a means of pursuing vanity metrics.
Goals are great and I enjoy outcome-based milestones just as much as the next person, but my ultimate reason for training (especially with intensity) is that it directly improves my state, my mind, and my total self.
After training, I’m kinder, more focused, a better partner, a better friend, a better coach, a better man, and just all-around more effective and fulfilled in my life.
I hope you can see training in this way.
Regardless of your “progress,” consider using fitness as a tool; a tool that directly improves who you are.