So, yesterday I hit a personal best on the bench press yesterday—no spotter, no weak arms, and no issues—and it felt sooooooo good!
One of the best things about making a record of your workouts is the fact that you’ll always have an idea of how far you’ve come. You’ll know if you’re making strides or staying still, need to scale it back or pump up the volume, need more weights or more reps, etc.; that’s why I am a serious advocate of writing things down. I don’t think any serious fitness fanatic, worth their salt, would disagree.
Making gains—of any kind—are a big effing deal! You want to know that all the work you’re doing isn’t in vain; so when you do something which emphatically proves that to be true, you feel like a lion that’s ready to roar.
Well…at least that’s how I feel.
The point is: don’t forget what your journey is about. Some of us are so hung up on the finish line we don’t take the time to pat ourselves on the back for the positive strides we’ve made, and that’s a shame because we all started somewhere and, if we’ve stayed on track, we’ve certainly made progress.
Perfection is unattainable, but progression is a friendly beast once you’ve learned to tame it.
Now, let’s get after it today.