Push-ups are always my nemesis. Once upon a time for a very small brief period of time, I could do 10-20 perfect reps in a row. That was also when I was overtraining.
Now that I’m back to a healthier me, my push-ups are back to being hard again. This morning was no exception. But as I got through my workout, I remembered a quote from one of my favorite movies “A League If Their Own” — the hard is what makes it great.
Listen, I truly love working out. It fills me up and clears my mind. But do I always want to do it? Nope. Do I sometimes try to make excuses? Sure. Are some workouts hard? Absolutely.
But the hard is what makes it great.
The hard is what makes ME great.
It’s also what makes YOU great.
If everything was easy or fair, everyone would do it. But life is not always easy or fair. That was a daily saying in my household growing up, along with the fact that trying your best is all you can do.
So I did my best push-ups and got through the hard. And you better bet I’ll keep on doing them until I get stronger and better — because that’s what makes striving for your potential so great.
Side note: I love this P90 program because it builds up push-ups for you in phases. It also has awesome form helpers at the start of each move. Tony Horton is seriously a genius and this program works