When I started my journey to lean out from 214lbs down to 178lbs in order to be a more competitive weightlifter, I had no idea how much I would learn about my body. I was taught many valuable lessons about trending subjects such as weight loss, body composition, what “toning actually looks like”, how to avoid strength loss when losing weight and much more. Above all I learned that you have to track the struggle to get from point A to Point B.
Tracking your progress from day 1 to day 30, 90, and 900 are extremely important. If you don’t know how you got to a result, then how will you do it again. Documenting the good, bad and ugly gives you valuable data about your body and more importantly about your motivations and mindset. Lets be real for a second. Being successful with your health and fitness requires more than a few workouts and a salad. It takes a lot of hard work and consistent effort. Track it so you can create a system that works for you.
Here are the facts about getting from point A to Point B.
- It takes weeks, months, and even years of consistent work to experience a noticeable body transformation.
- You will “FEEL” like you aren’t progressing at certain points. Don’t use emotion to determine your next steps. Look at the data and your progress. Let it fuel you!
- You will experience highs and lows. Embrace the suck and know that each step is one step closer to the future you!
- Never forget the struggle. The hard stuff is what makes you a better. The uncomfortable stuff. The wake up at 5am because that’s the only time you can train type of stuff.
- Don’t be so hard on yourself. You are working toward the best version of you! Thats something to be proud of.