I was listening to a motivational youtube video yesterday and one phrase stuck in my mind from what the speaker said. There are those (many) times you want to just throw in the towel and give up on all your efforts moving forward. In the long term, what does that do? It just gives you a rest for that time being but does not do anything to progress you forward. In essence, everyday is a battle and if you give up fighting it doesn’t mean the battle is over. You are still in it. So what does giving up do? You are still going to face those problems you were working to get rid of. Think about it, in fitness we all are working towards better health, weight loss, and/or better quality of life. If we give up, those issues will not go away. So, don’t quit. Keep pressing forward. It’s okay to take a break when you need to rest but don’t give up, because the fight is never over.