Adjust your approach according to your weekly results

Very rarely will you ever move in a constant and linear path in the direction of your goals. Usually you will "zig-zag" your way to success. If you work hard enough, you will see progress every week, but your rate of progress will often vary. One week you may lose .05% body fat, the next you may lose .06% and the next only .04%. If you have a bad week, you might not make any progress.

Don't let this zig-zag pattern of fat loss discourage you. Never panic over a one-week fluctuation. The trend over time is much more revealing. Your progress chart is a lot like the stock market. The market fluctuates up and down in the short term, but in the long run, the trend is always upwards. If you are persistent, if you stay focused on the fundamentals and if you continue to make daily investments in your body, your progress chart will always trend in the direction you want.

Just as you need faith in long-term investments in the market, you must have faith in long-term investments in your body, without getting too emotional about your present results. If you look only at one small segment on your body composition progress chart, you're liable to give up or make poor and hasty decisions. Keep your eye on the big picture, keep watching the trends and always keep working daily on the fundamentals.

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