Thereafter, without the pushing and yelling of the officer, the person slacks off, finding no motivation to carry on. Perhaps, environment could be a catalyst to get things started, turn on the engine gear but one will need a stronger pull. A burning reason to go to the exercise place to perform the exercise. For me, doing 20 chin up at one go is a new physical goal that I had set for myself and I am so happy I had completed it.
"Therefore I say to you, all things for which you pray and ask, believe that you have received them, and they will be granted you. Mark 11.24
See the link ? Not "will receive" as in the present continuous tense , meaning it is yet to come but on its way. That denotes a gap of some sort from where you are to where you want to be. And this psychological gap will widen as temporary defeats, lack of motivation, emotional mood swings, etc sets in. Before one knows it, his goals become nothing but a mere paper exercise and it repeats the cycle again.
Because I had completed the 20 chin ups, I felt terrific. I feel strong and it gives me a sense of strength, both physical and psychological that I am better at handling any challenges that comes my way. I am prepared, bring it on. The whole body feels different as if new spare parts have bee added and old ones being recalibrated for better performance. And of course, the muscle tone looks great.
Whatever your reason is to accomplish your physical goal, go for it. Be it a 5km run to running your first marathon or simply taking a walk each night after dinner. Most important of all, it matters to you. Do it for yourself, your loved ones and not because of social pressure or to please someone. Maybe, the latter might be a push factor for whatever reason but if things fall apart, you may not find the strength nor reason to carry on further.
We are all so blessed to have a great body given by our maker thus let's work towards keeping it in good condition.