“I’ve been training for weeks and still don’t see any results…WTF?”

The biggest fear we have as someone who is trying to look after our health and body is that you put so much time and effort but still don’t see results.

Picture this…you get home from work…just about muster up the energy to drag yourself to the gym…commute 20 minutes…workout for 1 hour and 20 minutes because there is only 1 treadmill in the gym you go to because the others are out of order.

Commute 20 minutes home…look in the mirror to see no change after weeks.

“F### this…”

I get it.

I don’t think there is anything as demoralizing as this feeling. It’s an overwhelming feeling isn’t it?

It’s like you’ve tried every option there is.

“When you have exhausted all possibilities, remember this — you haven’t.” — Thomas A. Edison

I want to say that the difference between someone who sees results and someone who doesn’t is down to a couple of variables but the underlying one is without doubt…

Patience.

Yup…I bet you were looking for more of a quantifiable answer but it really is the most important variable.

You will not see results immediately. But if you are patient and think long term, you’ll come home one day and take a second look in the mirror or you’ll receive an unexpected complement from one of your friends. Trust me.

It’s completely normal to what to see immediate result from putting in hours in the gym but you have to get into the habit of making everything you do part of your daily life. Not just what you do once in a while.

Another great way of staying motivated is tracking your workouts.

So after every workout I jot down the weights I lift and how many reps and the like.

That way, after around 8 weeks you can make an excel spreadsheet and see the progress you’ve made. This might give you that added bit of motivation you need to keep smashing the workouts.

It seems like a trivial exercise but focus on becoming a small bit better everyday.

“What gets measured, gets managed.” — Peter Drucker

A final note…keep going. And when you feel like giving up remember why you started.