Perhaps I write the same things over and over. Maybe it is because I need reminding and maybe I am not the only one.
Fitness is not an end in itself. Fitness is for doing things. While the hours we spend in the gym can be fun in themselves, the point is to enable fun in other contexts. All those elliptical workouts translate into victory on the hill hike. The work on the agility ladder turns into good foot placement between roots and stones on the path. The view can take our breath away instead of the journey to get to the view.
Work out and enjoy it, sure, but let’s figure out why we want to be fit.