My trainer and I share similar spiritual thinking, so when I shared my injured ego and/or pride for finding myself at the beginning again, he suggested it was an opportunity to grow. Isn't that the truth?! Always an opportunity to overcome the ego and I welcome it!
I've been pinched, measured, evaluated and tested and ... I want more?! ... The feeling of being sore is fantastic and the experience to assure myself, 'this too shall pass' is even more exciting. I'm renewed and empowered to regain optimal vitality!