W E E K 3 / / D A Y 3
Today during my shoulder workout, I took a look at the weights I started with and where I was today, and most of them were the same. This happened earlier this week on triceps/chest day and on back/biceps day, too. I had only gone up a couple pounds, in a couple areas. And this was week 3! According to the program, I was supposed to be going heavier by now! Making improvements, pushing myself!
Why couldn’t I lift heavier yet? I thought to myself, “I’m not any good at this. I want to do better and go heavier, but I can’t do it!” I was literally unable to complete the movements with heavier weights and it felt like a failure. Frankly, it sucked for a minute.
Thankfully, the trainer who created the program, @joelfreemanfitness, CONSISTENTLY reminds us during the workouts that if we aren’t keeping proper form, drop our weights a couple pounds. Keep your form, do the movement correctly, target the correct muscles, and you’ll get results. How? Because Consistency YIELDS results.
That’s what I needed to hear. I know I’m starting from the low end when it comes to weights, and I know I won’t suddenly get strong and start swinging around 50 pound dumbbells. I have to give it time and my best effort, and this is only week three. It’s okay to be using 10s and 7.5s for biceps. I’ve got five more weeks, and I trust the process.
#theignitionmission #trusttheprocess #consistencyiskey #changetakestime #giveityourall