In 2013, I wrote this answer on Quora about the best kept secrets of the fitness industry.
It’s been read more than 70,000 times and is one of my most read articles anywhere, ever.
It also still applies 2 years later.
I still love that last line, “find the meaning for you.”
In short, effort and consistency are what matter most, have probably always mattered the most and will continue to matter the most.
It’s hard to fully comprehend what that means when you first start out, but keep at it.
When you “get it,” your fitness life will forever change.