Why week 3 is critical
Having helped thousands of people transform here on Bodybuilding.com, we know that the third week of a 12-week transformation is a critical time. At this stage, the initial excitement and novelty that propelled you through the first two weeks may begin to wane. Your motivation may start to dip here, so it's especially important to take a moment today to revisit your short- and long-term goals.
Before today's workout, remind yourself why you started this journey and what you've set out to achieve. Dig deep to find the lasting reasons, whether you want to get healthy for your kids, gain more confidence in and out of the gym, or attain your best-ever body. Keep these reasons in mind if things get tough this week, and remember that transformation doesn't happen overnight.
If it helps keep you focused, snap new progress pictures this week, take new measurements, and pay extra attention to your strength-and-conditioning gains by comparing what you can lift now to what you lifted in Week 1.
Use your early progress as inspiration, write down your goals if you haven't already, layer in some additional detail, and connect with your friends and family for additional accountability. You've got this!
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