Everyday before class, we workout in the gym. First, we lay our mats on the floor. Then we lay on the ground and try to stretch out from head to toe. After that, we do sit-ups, in which we lay down and use our abdominal muscles to rise to a sit position. Most days, I just want to lay there and day dream. However, if the coach catches me laying down on the job, I will have to do extra sit-ups! Next, we lay flat on the floor and lift ourselves to the plank position. We have to stay like that for four minutes.
The guy on one side of me lays down in thirty seconds while the guy on the other side of me is planking on one foot and one hand for four full minutes! After a painfully-long four minutes, the coach tells us to lay our mats facing front and begin lifting weights. I am lifting them and thinking, "Tomorrow is Saturday and I can lay in bed as long as I want." As we leave, the coach reminds us that our choice lies between failure and success, and success is making the right decisions after having made the wrong decisions.