Mar 5, 2014

But when will I see results?

I saw an article today that had a great blurb on results that I wanted to share with you all:
When will I begin to see results? 
While there is no accurate timetable to seeing results you can generally feel results happening on day one. Are you sore? Results are coming. Are you hungry? Ditto. As your body adapts to exercise, you are making internal changes, meaning results are on the way. Your body will resist the change. That's because its natural defense (law of homeostasis) is to protect the state it's in, even if that state is unhealthy. Its response to this is to fight it with hormonal releases. How well it adapts varies with every single individual, which is why we are constantly advising people not to look at their scale all the time and, instead, trust measurements and pictures. Some people start seeing results in a few days. Others may take many weeks. And none of that matters because the healthy lifestyle will always win in the end. If you keep at it, train hard, and eat well, your body will—absolutely, as it has no choice—change over time. Stay consistent for long enough and you'll look like a Greek statue. It's a physiological law.
You know what part resonated most with me on that?
"None of that matters because the healthy lifestyle will always win in the end".
How powerful.  Don't get hung up on immediate results, or the scale number.  If you make healthy decisions throughout your day, change WILL come, it's just a matter of time.  Yes, it's easier to keep going when those results are immediate, but if it doesn't happen for you overnight, don't get discouraged.  Everyone's body is so different, and what might be easy for one person to achieve in one week might take you one month.  And that's ok, because in the end, you're making decisions that lead to a healthier lifestyle.  Don't think about the time it will take to get there, it's not a temporary thing, it's a lifestyle!

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