THAT I climb and HOW I climb are incredibly important--in practicing healthy habits AND in life generally.
"Be very careful, then, how you live--not as unwise but as wise, making the most of every opportunity...do not be foolish, but understand what the Lord's will is" (Ephesians 5:15-17). I've written in the margin of my Bible here: "careful, aggressive, wise". In THAT sense, "It's the climb...." .
But in the BIG picture, it IS about what's waiting on the other side!
So, in my climb today, a big part of my incentive in practicing healthy habits (AND in life generally) IS what's waiting on the other side. I need this persepctive to keep me going forward and upward. It's just too hard without the expectation of what's on the other side. (And truth be told, I'd never do the repelling thing in real life no matter WHAT was on the other side!)