Results are a big deal when it comes to fitness. Well really, they matter for any of our life subjects. Work, homework, relationship efforts, sports, etc. Specifically for fitness, It’s why we take the time to workout, meal prep, and eat responsibly. It’s how we measure success. Whether that’s a number on the scale, your clothes fitting better, or a new personal record on your favorite strength exercise.
And while it’s important to celebrate those victories, it’s equally important — if not more so — to understand and appreciate what makes those results possible.
It’s your work.
The daily commitment and consistency. The small actions you take every day, the sacrifices you make, and the simple things that propel you forward each day. Don’t lose sight of those things because results only follow the action. Consistent, small actions that add up over time.
I’ve used this example with clients whose goal is weight loss.
You can’t lose 30 pounds today…
- But you can drink 16 ounces more water than you did yesterday.
- You can get 1 more hour of sleep than you did yesterday.
- You can lift 5 more pounds or 1 more rep than you did last week.
So yes, celebrate your results and your accomplishments. Better yet, celebrate the small things that you do every day that propel you to those results.-The results you want are only the product of the work you put in.
Some of my IMpowered clients have recently shared their victories and I wanted to share with you:
Jen H – ” I proved to my husband, who doubted me, that I could do 30 push-ups! He was surprised and is now motivated to start his own program”.
Traci H- “I went kayaking and for the first time was not tired after an hour. I felt like I could keep going and my back didn’t hurt.”
Toni D – ” I was scared to try on my shorts this summer but surprisingly ALL of them fit for the first time in a long while”.
Just a few real-life examples of success from hardworking moms who showed up and did some self-care work daily and experienced the results.
You can too. If you already are, please share back so we can celebrate with you.