Here is a nice illustration of the progression from resistance to success. Most of us are all over the map with these steps. For some things, we race all the way to the top every day. In other areas, it seems impossible just to face the stairs.
This image was used recently by Girls Gone Strong, a website devoted to strength and health information for women, in an article about one of the most intimidating aspects of fitness: designing your own exercise program. Even if you take instructions from a trainer, you are making some decisions about your needs and interests. Take a look at the article to learn about some of the factors that go into a good, balanced strength program. You may find yourself leaning toward “I want to try it”!