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.