Wouldn’t it be nice if we could exercise once and be done with it? Who wouldn’t want to escape (your least favorite exercise here) forever by doing a single set? Unfortunately, it doesn’t work that way.
As the Under Armour commercial I saw last night says, we are the sum of what we do every day. (It features Tom Brady, who is not exactly my personal poster-boy for doing things the Right Way, but that’s just picking on their example rather than their point.) This is good news in several ways. No one workout is going to make or break us. We have tired days, days when our bodies rebel at the very idea of working out. And those days when we can run twenty laps around the globe without breaking a sweat? They feel great, but we don’t get to be awesome for life on the strength of them.
Show up. Every time. That’s winning.