People share extreme results, under controlled environments, and we expect to match it fitting a new routine into our already busy lives.
When you are being sold on something you get told what is possible, but when you are being coached you get the real truth and honest expectations. It’s important to surround yourself with people who will help celebrate reasonable progress and let you see the value of what you are doing. (even if you aren’t keeping up with the fake instagram highlight reel)
I have been working to build mass for awhile. I have been working out hard (like really hard), but I am not gaining much progress. I saw this video from Mike Vacanti at just the right time.
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Mike spoke right at me. When I was cutting body fat, I got shredded quickly. I got rewarded with visible results very very soon.
Trying to add bulk?? I’ve gained 1.8 pounds in a month. What was I doing wrong? Mike’s video cleared it up.
- I wasn’t giving myself enough grace.
- I had unrealistic expectations.
- I lacked the patience that this journey would actually take.
I am tracking! Here was my “before”.
If I am being truly honest with myself I need to track my nutrition better. I think I am doing well, but am not tracking every single day to make sure I am eating enough. Being “good” doesn’t necessarily mean hitting my mark consistently. If I want to be closer to Mike’s optimal gain under ideal conditions, I do have some things to work on.
For now I will keep lifting and keep hitting my targets. I’m on the right path, just not moving very fast.
There is one thing I love about tough journeys though. It’s that the feeling you get when you do get there is that much more satisfying. Plus, I’m always up for a challenge.
Does my story ring true for you? If you want to talk about realistic goals from a “coach” and not a salesman, contact me today.