Why I Work Out

Today I want to share with you why I work out every day, because I believe it is important to have a reason for everything you do.

I was not very athletic growing up, but when I was in high school I started running cross country.  It was hard at first, but I came to enjoy it after awhile.

A few years into running I began to feel a weird kind of pain in my knees.  Both of my parents had been runners and they both had problems with their knees as well.  I was afraid that if I kept running, my knees would also break down and I would have to stop running.

I realized that day that this wasn’t right.  Exercise is supposed to build your body up, not tear it down.  I wanted to run my whole life.  I refused to believe that my body was fragile and was designed to break so quickly.

So I began to learn how to truly love my body.  My goal shifted from pushing my body as hard as I could to building a body that would last.  I decided I would be my body’s master and not its slave.

So, why do I work out?  I work out so that I will be there for my kids, and my grandkids, and my great-grandkids.  I want to run and wrestle and roughhouse with them.  I want to play sports with them and inspire them.  And most of all I want to show them that it is possible to live healthy and strong until the day you die.

Now it’s my turn to ask you.  What is your why?  What do you want from your life?  Your body doesn’t have to deteriorate as you age.  You have the power to choose how your body feels 10, 20, or 30 years from now.  I challenge you today stop complaining about your body and start transforming it.  It’s worth every second.


Knowing how to build the body you want can be a challenge.  Let me help you.  Email me at anthony@anthonymeyercoaching.com with your fitness questions and find the answers you’ve been looking for.