Friday, April 13, 2012

Fit Tip Friday - Dress the Part

I wore this shirt to the gym this week.  I haven't worn this shirt in years, and even then I maybe only wore it once or twice.  The thing is, I don't feel like I'm an "athlete".  Athletes are people who play sports like basketball and baseball and run marathons.  I don't do those things.  However, as I'm getting stronger, I'm realizing that it doesn't take a sport to make an athlete.  

I do workouts that involve things like burpees, push-ups, box jumps, squats, lunges, sit ups, bear crawls, twists, bends, holds, and all kinds of things that require strength and endurance.  Athletic stuff?  Umm - yes.

I guess this is sort of a cheesy "believe in yourself" kind of blog.  But really - you have to believe in yourself if you're ever going to reach whatever goal it is you're working towards.  If you show up at the gym in a cruddy old t-shirt and baggy sweatpants, you're probably going to have a cruddy work out.  If you wear a shirt that says "athlete" on it, however, you're going to be reminded - every time you look in the mirror - to keep pushing.  

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