For me, health means much more than its physical definition. It is emotional and spiritual as well. As I have hit these bumps along the way it has become evident to me that my health is ever evolving and will only improve it I put the effort in. Health is progress, not perfection. It is doing a little more than I did yesterday and not beating myself up for taking steps back.
It's important to keep in mind that there's no "one-size-fits-all" exercise regimen that works for everyone. What works for your gym buddy may not be the best option for you. But if right now you're in need of new ways to make your gym sessions more challenging, try swapping in these moves that may be more worthy of your time.