“Rome wasn’t built in a day,” as the saying goes. But you know what? New bricks were laid each day—and the same goes for fitness progress.
Today, we check in for Week 3 of the Hale Case Study project, in which we’re following 12 athletes for 12 weeks to see what happens if they commit to fitness, good nutrition and an overall holistic lifestyle.
And our participants have been doing work.
– Jon gave up coffee so he could get more sleep. He feels more energized at work and recently PR’d his clean at 215 lb.
– Lilly’s learning to tolerate veggies and PR’d her workout streak at 5 days in a row.
– Ron got his pull-ups back.
– Jay lost 3 percent body fat and stabilized his energy level.
– Kim learned to prioritize her workouts—even when she felt pressured to stay late at work.
– Heidi increased her sleep from 6 hours a night to 7 and learned to save indulgences for when they matter most.
That’s not to say our participants haven’t had struggles. There have been slip-ups. Workouts were missed, tortilla chips were eaten.
But the point is that even after those slip-ups, our athletes get up the next day and lay the next brick.
And with time, we’ll have a colosseum on our hands.