If you’re a parent, you’ll appreciate this … or if you were a kid once, you’d appreciate it, as well.
Remember those driving vacations when, 5 minutes down the road, the kids were already asking, “Are we there yet?”. Ohh.... I remember it well.
The truth is, we tend to do this as adults regarding getting fitness results.
We often ask ourselves, “How long is this going to take?”
The truth? Achieving your full potential will take the rest of your life. I am not going to lie to you. You can, and will, get better with age if you continue working at it and stay consistent.
Don’t get discouraged.
Good things take time, and small steps forward are still progress, no matter how small they are. Likewise, with consistency, perseverance, patience, discipline and determination, you can achieve significant body changes and gain strength in as little as four weeks.
And actually, there’s an adaptive body response triggered after just ONE strength training workout!
Your body produces more mitochondria after just one exercise. That’s a fancy way of saying the cells in your body that produce energy. The more of those you have, the faster and farther you can go, and the more fat you’ll burn.
So what should you do?
Go for the immediate result or play the long game?
The best answer is Both.
That’s why I recommend that my clients set short-term and long-term goals. Seeing progress and changes in how your body looks, how your clothes fit, and how much energy you have can give you all the fuel and momentum you need to keep moving toward those long-term goals … and make it more likely that you’ll achieve them.
In answer to my original question: “Are we there yet?” It depends on what the goal is.
What’s your #1 short-term and long-term goal for your fitness and health? Shoot me a reply and let me know. I’d be happy to brainstorm some ideas to help you achieve both.