by Michael Plank

I got together with a friend today to do jiu-jitsu. It was tough. It’s humid and hot. Grappling is exhausting. It hurts. It pushes you to your limits. It’s just like CrossFit in that way. When we finished up, he said, “You know, I really didn’t want to do this today. I’m glad I did.”

And I can’t even count the times that’s been true for me with workouts. There are so many times when I’m just not feeling it. I’m tired. It’s hard. I’m sore. I’m busy. And don’t get my wrong, there are absolutely times when your workout should take a back seat to other things in life.

But, though I have sometimes skipped workouts and not regretted it, I’ve never regretted doing a workout.