I'll tell you right now, if you ONLY just want the results that come with exercising, right off the start... you're NEVER going to stick with it in the long run. ... How do I know this? Because I see it all the time. I see people starting workout routines, "ON THAT GYM GRIND"... thinking the results they're looking to see, will happen in 3 weeks. No. Not even two months. DEPENDING, on how hard & often you work....you might not even see visible results in half a year. Tough, but true. I'm calling out all those workouts or diets people look to do, like the 21 day fix. I'm talking about the "28 DAYS TO SICK ABS"..... like NO... it doesn't work like that I'm sorry. Sure, you can make progress in that amount of time. I mean, if you're dedicated to focusing on your eating habits as well as your training, then yes! You will progress forward in that time......but and that's a BIG BUTT, Like KIM KARDASHIAN BIG.... YOU WON'T SEE THIS PROGRESS. YET.
Now, this isn't aimed to frustrate you, this isn't supposed to rain on your gainz parade, but it's just the reality of how long it takes. It takes everything you have, every day, for months.. for years! I've been at this for 5-6 years. I get frustrated too when I don't feel like I'm making progress(because I'm not instantly seeing this progress).. Like yes, that's normal to get frustrated. THAT DOESN'T MEAN YOU QUIT. THAT DOES NOT MEAN YOU STOP WORKING(and I see this so much). It means you keep working your little tail off because EVENTUALLY you will SEE those results. AND MAN OH MAN DOES IT FEEL GOOD WHEN IT HAPPENS.
So next time you feel yourself wondering why you're not seeing results, next time you feel like you're giving it EVERYTHING YOU HAVE and NOTHING is happening, remind yourself that everything worth having takes time. HELL, shoot me a message on Facebook(Strive To Do Better), snapchat(@Codyfricknjones), instagram(@CJFit603), twitter(@_cody_jones_ @STDB_Official), WHEREVER YOU FOLLOW ME, and ask me why you're not seeing results and I'll tell you to come read this article again. Exactly, it'd be a waste of time. You know what it's going to consist of. Getting frustrated on why something isn't happening instantly is a waste of time, yet I do it, you do it, everyone does it. That's why it's always nice to have that reminder to have PATIENCE.
Be patient, keep working, & don't stop until you start seeing the results you want to see. It is in NO way easy, it's physically demanding, it's mentally demanding, but it's 110% worth it. I WOULDN'T SAY IT IF IT WASN'T TRUE.
Once you see the smallest results, it's going to motivate you to a level you didn't think was possible, you're going to fall in love with the process(most people don't understand what this means until it happens...you'll know what I'm talking about..), you're going to take pride in your hard work because YOU REALIZE IT'S WORKING, but that's only if you push yourself through the frustration of having to be patient. You can do it. I know you can. YOU know you can, so keep at it. Every single day, for the next year. Then come back to me. Then tell me I was wrong... you won't be able to.
It's Saturday night, February 25th. You won't read this until Sunday the 26th, or whatever day you decide to read this(If you decided to). If you did, thank you. It actually means the world to me. I would love for you to share this with someone you think could also benefit from reading it. Spreading motivation is something that you should start doing daily, to hold yourself accountable, as well as others. That's why I write these and will continue to write them. One day at a time, we're moving forward. I'll join you on your journey if you join me on mine. Strive to do better, each and every day. It's a lifestyle.
Thanks for letting me rant to you<3 NOW GET BACK TO WORKING ON YOU.