When You’ll See Results From Working Out

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When will you see results from working out?

This is 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 not what you wanted 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 I know that you want to be fit fast. I know that you want to be in terrific shape now. And I know that you want to see results starting today! Well, in all honestly, you probably wanted to see results from working out yesterday!

I want to tell you something right here, right now.

This is the exact 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, disappointed, 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 problem is that they will not come as soon as you’d like them to. And there is a reason for this.

The “Unseen” Force That Tests You

Over the years I have discovered an “unseen” and very powerful force that tests individuals that want to change the way they look and improve their overall fitness level.

This “unseen” force exists to separate those individuals with the real desire to get into shape from those who kinda just hope and wish they can get in shape.

Now, I know what you’re thinking. “An “unseen” force? What the Hell is this guy talking about?”

Hey, I know this sounds crazy but let me give you an example of exactly what I’m talking about.

An individual wants to start working out. They decide it’s time to make a big change in their life. They get their workout schedule set up. They plan on cleaning up their diet. They spend some time and get their food and groceries in order. They watch a few YouTube videos to see how to cook up some healthy meals. Hell, they even prep up healthy meals in advance!

Then they start their workout routine, and in the beginning, really bust their ass and work hard at it.  They get few days in and even a couple of weeks! From all accounts, this person is really starting to get things moving and shaking!

But then……”things” come up. This “unseen” force comes in to test their commitment.

  • A few of their friends call up and want to hang out on Friday night and have a few drinks. Right at the same time and day they had a workout scheduled.
  • They have to stay late a few days at work and this interferes with their workout schedule.
  • Coworkers invite them to have lunch at some restaurant that they damn well know, will throw off their new diet and eating schedule.
  • They suddenly get “feelings” of being too tired to workout.
  • Events come up, unexpected family shows up, and all sorts of things that throw their plans all out of whack.
  • They look in the mirror and see very little to no results from working out hard for quite a few days and this really discourages them.

You see, this is that “unseen” force that I’m talking about. It is there and exists to weed out the pretenders from the real contenders. It exists to separate those who really want it from those who just kinda sorta want it.

Why do you think their are so few that ever really get the results they were seeking? Those that are willing to take the hits and the discouragement are the ones that will see the best results.

Those that cannot, simply don’t make the cut.

So, you have to ask yourself. Are you willing to overcome and take on this “unseen” force?

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.

Be consistantFrom 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 rolls down 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. That success and those killer results are all ready on there way. They are slowly getting built 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 because that is all that you can 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 that you can on that day. Feel good about your decision to change your body. Feel proud and feel pride as you push through your day.

You see, when you feel good, this “unseen” force also works the other way around. You can use it to give you more reasons to feel good.

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 do not have absolute 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. For others, it could take a very long time to see any results happen at all.

The only thing that 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.

7 comments


  1. That was awesome man thankyou for those words I was really feeling down cause I been working out 4 days a week for the last 8 weeks and I don't really see a result I was thinking about quit, but you know what you are right I really want it so I will keep going without thinking on tomorrow

  2. Sara

    Hi! and yes your absolutley right…awesome and encouraging words.I have been working out for about 4 week now and Im starting to see little results but its ok because I feel awesome full of energy in a great mood and stronger.

  3. Candice Atkinson

    really good to read if you think low about yourself and how hard you have work. and if you think there's no changes from working out.

  4. Ok, so maybe I didn’t do ten things, but I can elsaiy say I did two.First, I found this blog and with it a brand new goal, to run the Princess Half Marathon in 2013. Second, I joined my husband in a brisk walk around the neighborhood with the baby. (It’s a pretty small neighborhood so we did two laps.)

  5. Jennifer

    Thank you for writing this! You are so right there are immediate results from working out. In my 20’s I used to think about exercise just to lose weight. Well, I have developed high blood pressure and have anxiety now and can see how beneficial exercise is to combating both of these issues. After a workout, I am happier, calmer, and it is because my blood pressure is definitely lower. Thank you again for putting it all in perspective!

  6. Lataria Anderson

    Beautiful and True

  7. Ty … ill will keep this in mind

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