I want you to know, that in this game of fitness, a lot of people really struggle. So many people go to gyms and either do the same thing every time, or they switch it up all of the time and see NO PROGRESS at all. And they do this for months and years at a time. This training stuff is very simple on the surface, but if you don't know how to play by the rules, it's going to be really hard to win...
So what is my point today?
What does this have to do with being greedy?
My point is, if you're a client of mine and you're having success, or you're not and still finding success...I want to remind you, to just take the wins as they come!
When you're winning with your fitness, you are building momentum. And a very easy way to crush this momentum, is to get greedy and want more and more to soon!
For example, if your Bench Press PR (personal record) improves by 10lbs in 6 months. Be happy with that and keep doing what you're doing...Everything IS WORKING! Don't feel like it should've went up 15 or 20 pounds if you were giving it your best effort. For a lot of people, they can easily lose 10lbs off of their PR's in 6 months LOL.
Another example would be fat loss. If you lose 5 pounds in a month, AWESOME! Keep doing what you're doing! Some people would kill just to lose 5lbs in general! Take the W and keep letting the results float in!
But why should you remain patient and not get greedy?
Joel, shouldn't I be motivated to do my absolute best all of the time?!
YES! You should be, and if you're getting results and winning, that's exactly what YOU ARE doing because giving it your all, is a prerequisite to getting results. The results you're getting now, won't get much better by pushing to extreme levels.
Remember extreme's don't last long...And when extreme things happen too often and too long...Things go wrong and they break down...
Here's just a couple things that can go wrong for the people who get greedy in their training.
1.) They Get Hurt
2.) They Get Sick
3.) They Build a Toxic Relationship with Training and Nutrition...AKA it's a miserable chore.
If you find yourself winning right now, keep going! Take the small wins a long the ways. You're in this rare boat of people finding continuous success from the gym. Not just these little spurts of success. Take your victories, be happy about them, and get back to work to get that next victory that is just around the corner!