Veruca Salt wants it now – and so do most of us – we want results NOW! How many of you start a new diet, a new workout routine and 7 days later hop on a scale? Then judge how you did based on that scale number – and either celebrate or become completely discouraged and think this is not going to work? And maybe even quit what you started.
Results don’t happen right away – results take time – and a lot of it. If you are looking to make a change – be prepared to put in the work and the time. I do not think that there is a magic number – I can’t tell you within a week, month, or 3 months you will start to see results. But, you can start to ask yourself questions….What are your goals? Do you want to lose weight? Gain weight? Gain muscle? Lean out? Become faster? Become stronger? Decide what you want – and view it as a LONG TERM GOAL. Change does not happen overnight. Change also does not happen without consistency, discipline and drive.
However you decide to achieve your goal, you must stick with that plan – you want results NOW– BUT, did you skip a workout this week? Did you stick to your eating plan…or did you grab the leftover chicken nuggets and fries from your kids’ plate? Did you go to Thursday night happy hour? And because the next day is Friday, did you happy hour through Sunday? Did you sleep in on the weekends instead of exercising…OR did you stick to your plan? You must ask yourselves these questions and answer them honestly.
Results and change will 100% come to you IF and ONLY IF you remain true to your goals and plan. If you need motivation and support or if you’ve experienced success comment below and share your story!
March is the founder of the Barbell Beauties. Her goal is simple… Empower every woman to grab a barbell and LIFT. She’s been an active CrossFitter for 7 years and credits that sport for turning her into a true athlete.