I completely agree! Now that it'a a routine for me to workout every day, I just do it and don't even need to think about it anymore, like brushing my teeth. Like TurquoiseEyes says, I'm not at my top performance every day so I select a workout accordingly but I do something, non negotiable. And Cathe's library is so varied that I don't have any problem finding something to suit my mood or energy level.
It seems to work for me. I'm now coming up on month 15 of not missing a single day and loving it. My only dissappointment is that I've seen no change in my knees and thighs (they've always been chunky) but I like what I'm seeing in my upper body so that's encouraging.
Fifteen months with not a day off?! Holy mackerel, that is a phenomenal accomplishment! That takes dedication
...wow, if only that level of discipline could be bottled! Seriously, that is AWESOME!
I think that some of us just genetically have parts which are so incredibly resistant to change. Also, I notice a certain consistency of body shape and type among exercisers no matter what they are doing. Cathe's team is interesting to me to watch in this regard, because she's been using much of the same crew for so many years and in so many workouts, we can really see their shapes evolve. It's a unique privilege to see how their bodies have changed with all of the different series over time. Every single one of them is at the top of their game...you'd have to be, simply to be a Cathe crew member and not drop dead from the exertion.
Yet each of them show a certain consistency of both strengths and challenges they each personally possess in body type. Brenda has a bit more rounded an upper back and (like me) has heavier calves, but a nice small waist. She can get incredibly lean, yet her calves just won't get as tiny as some of the other ladies. (This is NOT a slam at all, I think she is a beautiful lady at any size. I am simply pointing out anatomical differences that no amount of training can eliminate entirely.) Cedie has shorter legs that make lunges and squats so much easier than for very tall people. She can just fly up and down off that step, and oh man, how I wish I could do that. She's always had a bit more athletic and curvy body, though. I see women with her type of build constantly trying to get that "ballerina figure" instead, and I just shake my head...it simply isn't a realistic goal for all of us. Make the most of what you have! Cathe has a broader back, trim hips, and those narrow, little feet. She is so darn lucky- big feet make step work a pain in the rear, speaking from personal experience! And Rhonda with that beautiful long set of limbs...hold on, I'll try to put aside a tiny bit of envy for a sec.
But maybe it's harder for her to put on muscle? Although she makes it look easy, maybe it takes a bit more work to complete her lunges and squats deeply because her limbs are so long? I'm just guessing...But I'm sure all of us have struggles with something.
We all have something to humble us, right? I think it's part of the fun...what can I improve today? Where's the next change in fitness going to come from? It'd be pretty dull if we had no new mountains to climb.