Of course it does make me stronger on the outside, but going to the gym, working out, and making my body move when I'd rather sit down and watch TV takes internal discipline.
One of the benefits to working out is becoming stronger on the outside, and that’s awesome! But the most important thing it does is develops me internally.
When I grow my character and inner strength, I grow my endurance. It helps me build a business, manage responsibilities and tasks, and in the end, earns me money. It’s holistic.
I’m not at the gym because I need to be buff to fulfill my identity. I do like being muscular, but that’s not the core of who I am. Working out does something more important in my brain.
When you choose to pick up your weights, or put on jogging shoes, or grab that chin-up bar, something inside of you says “I am going to do this.” That takes internal discipline and character. That’s the hardest part of working out.