This LONG POST Wednesday is simple, BE PROUD(of yourself) and BE PATIENT(with yourself).
You see those baby biceps??? Those are new. For some reason, whenever you are strong everyone always asks to see your biceps... I would never oblige, because there wasn't much to see. I AM PROUD OF THESE BABY BICEPS... and my goal is to have @jennalahiff Bicep strength 💪🏻 Always find one thing you are really truly proud of... #beproud 💙💚💙💚💙
Yesterday a client commented, "You look great, Your body has transformed over the past few months." And followed with "how long did it take you to get your physique?"
Ahh, the age old question. I paused, thought and responded, "my whole life."
I said this in a completely serious, non asshole-y way and in no way was trying to be witty or snarky. HOWEVER, like I said to her and what everyone needs to understand is while yes I could've responded...
"I've been cutting weight for four weeks." Those 4 weeks didn't make me look like I do now. What did, was the years of hypertrophy/ strength work I have done in various ways starting way back as a 4 year old learning push-ups and pull-ups in gymnastics. My body has changed the most in recent years as I put strength in the forefront of my goals rather than endurance sports(more on that later). BUT, these beautiful... strong ... muscles....that are uncovered when I lose 4lbs. were earned over the past years.
I didn't say this to her or you to discourage you, rather encourage you. Know that patience is key. Many times the only reason people fail is they give up too early. Your body will continually change if you consistently put the right stresses on it. I am amazed how each time I cut back to my competition weight my body is stronger, leaner, and feels better. Give it time.
There is no feeling more badass then being able to rely on your own strength to lift and move things in your house or Home Depot or the gym(even if you still need help with the salsa jar 🤣) #bepatient