Take some time to celebrate your progress!
As we near the end of another year, now is a perfect time to reflect on the progress that we've made, and position ourselves for continued success in the year to come.
If you've been religious in recording your results during each exercise session, the numbers are tangible proof of the improvement you've made. In the context of day-to-day or week-to-week, these numbers rarely seem to change. Their significance doesn't really come to light until the sample size increases to several months to a full year.
Just for fun, pull out one of your first exercise trackers and dedicate one session to replicating exactly what you did back on that given day. Same routine, weight, sets, reps, time, distance, etc... Use this day as an opportunity on which to focus and perfect your form.
The ease at which you can now perform the movements will astound you, and provide some great motivation. It's mind-blowing to do with ease now what used to be nearly impossible. Because you will need less rest between movements, you will still be getting a great workout due to the increased intensity!
Moreover, the ultimate proof is by recognizing the improvement in the way we look and feel: healthier, stronger, faster, and long-enduring.
All of this is a testament to your dedication, perseverance, and effort.
Just think where you will be a year from now...