“Some quit due to slow progress, never grasping the fact that slow progress IS progress.”
That’s a saying that floats around the fitness community and it’s meant to remind us that any progress is good. I agree. I’m a big proponent of celebrating all the tiny improvements we make, whether it’s lifting an extra pound or running a minute longer.
I’m also learning to celebrate no progress.
That’s right! I have come to the conclusion that steady state is also to be appreciated. Holding back the decay (I amuse myself with use of that word) and aging gracefully is also a triumph. At this time in my life, I’m content to continue the way I am. I don’t want to lose any more muscle and I don’t want to see a decrease in strength but I’m not terribly concerned with visible improvement. I’m pretty happy with my physique so if I don’t see marked differences in my progress photos over time, I’m not going to be discouraged at all.
That’s not to say I won’t make efforts to get bigger and stronger, just that I won’t be disappointed if I don’t.
I’ll just keep going and having fun!