So often I hear of people who’ve quit fitness because the results weren’t instantaneous.
But you know what? Results likely won’t be instantaneous.
I’ve said this many times in the past and I stick by it – (think about it) – the weight didn’t come on overnight, so it shouldn’t come off overnight. This is why I’m wary and against those “diets” and programs that offer nearly instant success, yet, encourage you to not exercise (I’m looking at you, Ideal Protein!*). I mean, you’ve got to work for it, people!
(*You can read more about the dangers of high protein, low carb diets from my post here: https://nsfitbitch.wordpress.com/2014/09/21/the-dangers-of-high-protein-low-carb-diets/)
We all want to see our hard work pay off, and it will. But you have to actually put in the work. And you have to give it time.
Don’t be discouraged because three weeks have gone by and you haven’t lost the ten pounds you were hoping to. Our bodies don’t work that way. You might not lose those ten pounds for a few months. But I guarantee that if you’re eating healthier and fitting in time to exercise regularly that the wonderful changes you’re making in your life are affecting your health in a positive way a lot more than losing those ten pounds are.
Remember: Progress is progress!
Hang in there. Stick with it. Don’t give up.