This balance requires multiple factors, some (most?) of which are outside of our control, to go our way. When we feel like we’ve finally figured out the perfect balance, it will only be for a fading moment. Because life has the annoying personality of being a real dick sometimes.

Yet, we can strive to master the principles of fitness. And we can learn to implement these principles with greater flexibility.

Not breaking and letting go but bending to make the principles work regardless of life’s mood. At times it can feel like an endless, frustrating struggle. But as with any other skill, the more we practise, the closer to mastery we’ll get.

The catch?

The practice that builds these skills is the practice we do when closest to quitting.