While looking in the mirror to adjust my form (and possibly check myself out--don't judge) I noticed a woman who has been coming to gym, for a while, doing assisted pull-ups . She has at least been going for as long as I have. Her body was, noticeably smaller. I decided that I was going to let her know that I noticed. "Really?" she responded, "I have gone up and down for so long and I just didn't see it. My birthday is Tuesday; I'll be 44! Thanks for a great gift! What's your name?" She continued her training and I completed my last few sets of tricep press downs.
I think I felt as good as she did. We often go to the gym, day and day after day, and it can get discouraging, at times. We know it is going to take time to get to our respective goals. But,there are days when you just want to scream, "Why am doing this? Why is this taking so long?" Fitness takes a long time--a lifetime. To keep yourself challenged, you are always changing your goals and progressing towards something. The best part is when you finally begin to notice your own progress. Actually, it feels pretty good to the take time to notice someone else's.