Our goal at AMP is to provide you with a roadmap to success, to guide you on your journey, because that is what it is. It's a journey. It is not going to happen overnight or in a week or even two weeks. You know what WILL happen?
Progress isn't sexy, progress doesn't sell, progress isn't what garners headlines. But progress works and progress is a part of the journey!! Every week, every day you strive to be better than you were the day before. Doesn't matter what it is. Maybe you stuck to your nutrition plan better today than yesterday. Maybe you put a little more into your workout this week than last week. Maybe you set a new PR on a lift that you've been struggling with.
My biggest struggle was hitting a muscle-up. For the longest time I kept trying and trying. Failing each and every time. Getting frustrated, angry, and down right pissed off. But you know what happened when I finally hit that goal? I was smiling from ear to ear, proud that I finally accomplished what I set out to do.
Too often we get wrapped up in how far we are from reaching our ultimate goals, which makes it seem impossible to get to. Discouraged with how far away we are, we miss out on the opportunity to look back at where we used to be, to see how far we've come.
Think about where you started. Find an old picture or think back to how you felt before you started your journey. I'm betting that you not only look better but you feel better, have an easier time moving around, have more energy, and just have a better sense of health.
The Takeaway: Be Proud of Yourself. Be Proud of Your Progress.