I fully admit it, I’m one of those typical Americans that wants things fast, cheap and high quality.
That’s why I love my Kindle. I can get books much faster and cheaper than if I went to the book store and bought the physical version.
Despite the love of fast results I always believed that results take a long time in fitness. I believed that it took months or even years to see results from a workout program.
I was always told to expect the results to come slowly, and that Rome wasn’t built in a day. Unfortunately this mentality held me back for years.
The reason why waiting for results can hold you back is because it makes it more difficult to know if something is working for you or not. When I was waiting for my results I was practicing exercise methods that were doing jack squat. But I kept on thinking that I just had to be patient so I stayed with the ineffective routines.
Here’s what I now believe:
I believe you shouldn’t have to wait very long for results. I believe you should get some sort of positive feedback within 24-48 hours of doing something that works. If something doesn’t produce any noticeable results in a month or two, it means your method is not working.
That’s the reason why I created the Score Board. It shows progress (even in small amounts) on a daily and weekly basis.
I now fully expect each workout I do to advance my fitness. I expect to be further along by the end of my workout tonight than I am right now.
It is possible to bring about noticeable positive results in a short period of time.
So don’t fall for the whole “results take time” B.S. Sure big results take time, but you shouldn’t have to wait weeks or months to get something for your efforts.