So many women I see on IG (and even those that we talk to at SMP) measure their success by how dead tired and sweat-soaked and breathless and sore they are from doing whatever exercises they just feel like doing on the day.
Which is unfortunate because…
It’s not getting them anywhere.
They post photos of themselves lying on the floor dripping in sweat
with the hashtags #workoutoftheweek #bosslady #burned.
And then? End up frustrated at their lack of results.
So this is me saying: #sweatisnotfatcrying.
Because the only thing that matters is?
Are you getting better and stronger than the last session.
So you ask yourself:
“Have I increased the weight on my lifts?”
“Did I do more reps on every single set than the last session?”
“Did I increase time under tension?”
And oh, are you using an app or journal to record your sets, reps, and weights to track your progress?
The problem with a lot of women we talk to in SMP is that
they don’t even have an objective measurement of their improvement,
which should also include a standard rest period.
So they keep using fatigue and sweat levels
as the measure for their success
but achieve no ACTUAL success in transforming their physique.
The number 1 principle we live by in the SMP:
The hardest work is knowing when to rest.
After all, you’re human.
Even the strongest athletes in the world take some rest.
And no, it’s not just because #selfcare.
But it’s because rest is a BIG part of your training.
You need rest to recover and recharge.
So you will have the strength and energy again for your next session.
And most importantly? It’s in the rest where change happens in the body.
Do you want to finally see results that last?
And build and maintain the physique that you want?
That takes a process of transformation and personal mastery.
And that is what the Sports Model Project is all about.
But it’s only for the hardest worker in the room.
Love and light,
The SMP Coaching Team