I am sure at some point in your life you may have heard somebody say this phrase, “every day matters”….And if you haven’t well then congratulations now you did! I was actually listening to a podcast the other day that mentioned this topic and I wanted to expand on this because I feel it is very important to a lot of people’s success in fitness, and is also why I myself have became a big advocate for working out every day. Yes, exercise every day. Not an intense routine everyday, but simply getting to the gym, and getting in a good hour of activity. I say this because mentally when you have to be accountable for getting the task accomplished, and you are able to finish this one task everyday, consistently, over and over, you begin to build momentum in your life. This momentum is huge for people because you are turning this “working out” thing that you started doing into a habit and lifestyle change. Eventually, this hour a day becomes part of your daily routine, no different than brushing your teeth, or taking a shower. At this point, you would almost feel weird if you did not make it to the gym, as if something was missing all day long the day you decided to not go. And it would stay on your mind going into the next day as well. Once you are to this point I like to say you have arrived. To really see lasting change in your body and fitness level you need to take the approach that every day matters. Every day, every exercise, every meal, they all mean something. And when you begin to lie to yourself and say things like, “well I am not feeling it today” so you end up skipping out on your workout. Or my favorite line, “I have been doing sooooo good I can take today off”. These are lies we tell ourselves to attempt to avoid the discomfort of going out and putting the work in. So the next time that little voice in your head tells you to “take it easy” be sure to ignore it and keep pushing forward!