“How soon will I start to see results from working out?”
This is one of the very first things you’ll probably want to know when you get started working out.
Well, all I can tell you is this…. and please don’t get mad at me…
You will not see results from working out as soon as you would like to see them. I know, I know, that’s probably what you don’t want to hear, but I am being really honest here.
Take it from me. I’ve been at it for over 16 years. It’s taken me a long time to get to what I look like today.
If you are just starting to workout or want to get started, I know that you want to be fit, be in terrific shape, and see results starting today! Actually, you probably wanted to see results from working out yesterday.
I want to tell you something right here right now. This is the type of thinking and the type of attitude that completely kills most people’s drive to keep working out. They expect to see results quickly, and when they don’t they get mad or discouraged and quit.
You do not want to be one of those people.
Be patient. Be persistent. The results from working out will come. I promise you that. The only thing is that they won’t come as soon as you’d like them to.
The Unseen Force That Tests You
Over the years I have come to learn that there exists an unseen and very powerful force that test those individuals who want to change the way they look and improve their fitness level.
It exists to separate those with real desire from those who kinda just hope and wish they can get in shape.
Don’t believe me you say? Let me give you some examples.
A persons starts to workout. They decide it’s time make a big change in their life. They get their workout schedule set up. They plan on eating right so they get their groceries in order. They start to work hard at it for a few days and then……things come up.
A few friends call up and want to hang out on Friday night and have a few drinks.
They have to work late and it interferes with their workout schedule.
Coworkers invite them to have lunch at some restaurant that throws off their new diet.
They get feelings of being too tired to workout.
Events come up that they don’t expect that throws their plans out of whack.
They look in the mirror and see little to no results from working out hard after a number of weeks.
You see, this unseen force is there to weed out the pretenders from the real contenders. To separate those who really want it from those who just kinda sorta want it. Those willing to take the hits and the discouragement are the ones that will see the best results.
How to Keep Going
When You Don’t See Results From Working Out.
I have a secret I want to tell you. From the very moment you start to workout you already get results.
From the very moment you pop in that DVD and push play, you get results. From the very moment you you step in the gym, you get results. From the very first bead of sweat that comes down on your forehead, you get results.
You see, no one has ever told you that. You have been taught your whole life to always look at tomorrow, the next day, the next week, or the next month.
So many people want to know when they will see results from working out that they fail to see that they already got them the moment they picked up that dumbbell.
Well I’m here to tell you, that if you started today, you already got results! You’re already a success!
You see, the moment you start you get things moving, you get the ball rolling, you start to build up a momentum. The success and killer results are on there way. They are slowly building up. So many people just don’t see it, but they are there.
I promise you that.
Like a new acorn that just gets into the ground. It starts to spread out it roots and grow slowly but persistently. It develops and grows 10 times it’s size before anyone ever sees it sprout out from the ground.
All you can do is to focus on today. Focus on that 20, 30, 40 minute, or however long of a workout you do. That’s all you should do. Don’t worry about tomorrow, the next week, or the next month.
When you start to look at working out this way, that is when you will get the most success and results.
Your success will come from how you feel more than anything else, so why not feel good?
Finish a workout and feel great about doing it. Feel good about following your meal or diet plan the best you could on that day. Feel good about your decision to change your body. Feel proud and feel pride as you push through your day.
It also works the other way around. If you look in the mirror or get on the scale and feel bad because you think you aren’t getting results from working out, guess what? You’re going to get more reasons to feel bad. This will come in the form of discouragement or maybe frustration which causes so many to quit.
So as you start working out and you begin to ask yourself “When will I start to see results from working out” stop and tell yourself this instead… “does it matter?”
You don’t have total control on what your results will be. You can give it your best but everybody is different. Some see changes and results happen sooner than others. Some could take a very long time to see any results happen at all.
The only thing you have absolute control over is how you feel.
Feel good no matter what. Take it a step at a time, a day at a time. Do it this way and you will get those great results from working out before you even know it.