Fitness has been an integral part of my life for the past few years. I had been active my whole life, but by no means an athlete. I always had loved how a good workout made me feel. Unfortunately, as a physician, the ongoing demands of the profession often meant that fitness was placed on the backburner. As life got busier and busier, maintaining any semblance of fitness became less and less tenable. There was always some excuse and never enough time. The emotional demands of work were also wearing on me, and eventually I became determined to find a way to take better care of myself.