It seems these days people are in a huge rush. Everyone wants instant gratification, the quick fix to everything. From relationships to their body people want things to be easy and quick. The problem is with fitness, nothing is fast.
I feel the Biggest Loser TV show causes some of this issue for people. They see someone losing huge amounts of weight every week. In an hour someone loses 5-10 lbs and the show makes them look like a star. So people at home think not only is it doable, but it’s healthy and easy.
The fact is weight loss and fitness does not happen over night or even over one month. You can’t get fit and have a six pack next month, regardless of what infomercials or TV shows might tell you. The process takes time.
The best way to look at it is this; you didn’t get out of shape over night. It took time for you to get to where you are. It will take time the other way. You need to grit your teeth a little bit and keep going if you want to reach a goal.
The old saying that nothing worth having comes easy, is the truth when it comes to fitness. If you aren’t willing to dig down and work hard over time you can’t get there. My mother used to call that stick-to-it-ness.
But the positive is that as long as you stick to it, you will get in shape and you will be amazed with how far you can go! Just trust the process and don’t let little hills and valleys effect your long term plans. You will be happy you stuck to it in the end!
Devin Sherrington is seven time Best Personal Fitness Trainer Halifax award winner, and owner the award winning fitness studio 360fit in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia. He lives in Fletcher’s Lake with his girlfriend Lauren and children Reign and Journey.