By the time people make contact with me, they have already decided that enough is enough. They’re tired of looking in the mirror and seeing a frumpy person looking back at them. They’re tired of feeling lethargic. And they are sick of being in a state of unfit!
So it never surprises me when people ask me, “How long is it going to take me to get the body I want? I want this yesterday!”
We live in a society of instant gratification. If you want something, you can go and get it. After all, that’s what the commercials and advertisers tell us daily, right?
Most of the time, that is the case. The thing is though, when it comes to your goals concerning getting the body you want and getting the fitness you want, it takes time. Ask yourself this key question, “Did you get to your current state of being a few – or a lot – of pounds overweight overnight?”
“Did you get yourself to your current state of being so unfit overnight?”
The answers will always be NO!
It takes time to put on weight.
It takes time to lose fitness.
It takes time to become unfit.
None of this stuff happens overnight. And none of it can be fixed overnight.
And that is why you need to really accept this reality. The reality is that all damage that takes time to create, will take time to reverse.
If you want to reverse a trend of weight gain and lose the weight, it will take time.
If you want to reverse a trend of unfitness and gain fitness, it will take time.
The moment you accept this reality is the moment you can set yourself on a path to reversing it and getting the results you want.
Understand it will take time, and then work with your personal trainer to achieve those goals you want.
If you go down the path of wanting the instant results, the instant gratification – the great results with little effort and in next to no time – you won’t get the results you want.
Accept that it takes time to do damage. Accept that it takes time to reverse damaging trends.
And you will be well on your way to achieving the body and fitness goals you want!
Talk to your fitness trainer about what your goals are, and ask them for a realistic time frame. You must be realistic when it comes to what you can achieve and the time it will take. Don’t set yourself up for crazy expectations that are unrealistic. You cannot lose 30lbs in one month. You cannot get the fitness you want in just one week.
It will take you some time. When you learn this and take it onboard, you will be in the right frame of mind to stick to the plan your fitness trainer sets for you – and achieve your goals in the time needed to achieve them.
So relax and understand this. Be easy on yourself by being realistic with your goals. As Pantene said, “It won’t happen overnight, but it will happen.”