Why do numbers affect us so much? Specifically, the number on the scale. A little comparison. The scale weight usually pisses us off. The calories burned during a workout on the treadmill, usually make us happy. Both numbers don’t reflect the truth. I mean look …
What does eating right even mean? You hear it all the time. If I could just eat right then I would lose weight. Or, wow, if so and so would eat right they would feel so much better. But seriously, how many of you eat …
Can anyone really guarantee results? Is that even possible? I see it all the time. All over the internet. All over gyms and in print ads. Back up a second. What kind of results could be guaranteed? Certainly not, “Lose 10 pounds and 10 inches in six weeks” kind of results, right? You can’t put a number on that. I mean, seriously, trainers and coaches are not with a client 24/7. We cannot control what that person is eating, or anything else about their activities. What if they are stressed to the max and don’t sleep at night? What if they eat processed crap food every.single.day.? News Flash: a trainer or coach can only control a person when that person is with the trainer or coach during their training session. Don’t expect to get amazing results unless you are taking control of every aspect of your life. Then and only then should you, or could you, expect to get amazing results.
I get a little annoyed when I see places guaranteeing the kind of results I just spoke of above. But the thing is, people get suckered into it. They want it now. They want instant gratification. They truly think they will achieve those kinds of results in six weeks. I call bullshit. People need to realize there are no quick fixes or magic pills, yet they still fall for it every day. It can take years for people to get results. You cannot get sustainable results in that short period. It takes time. It takes patience. It takes consistency. One just needs to do the work. Plain and simple. Consistency is the secret sauce, the magic pill, and the quick fix. I say it ALL THE TIME.
Don’t believe the hype. You are smarter than that. Find someone who can help you get on track and stay on track. Don’t expect to see results right away. However, like I said, if you are consistent with all aspects of your life, including nutrition and stress management, you will see results after about 30 days. Keep in mind everyone is different. You might start seeing results in about two weeks. Your friend might not see results until week 5. That’s okay. Just keep in mind you won’t look like a fitness model. Buuuuuut, you are doing what you need to do to see results.
Take the time to do your homework. Does something sound too good to be true? Unfortunately then, it probably is.
Don’t worry about everyone else. Do you! Put your head down, show up, do the work and then I guarantee you will start to see results.