“When things don’t happen right away, just remember, it takes 6 months to build a Rolls Royce and 12 hours to build a Honda.” –Unknown
No disrespect to Honda, but this quote speaks volumes to those embarking on their health and fitness journey, particularly for anyone who may be struggling to see the “results” they’re itching to see.
If there’s one thing I ingrain into our clients’ heads when they’re first beginning their journey, it’s that nothing requires more patience than rebuilding your body and health. However, nothing is more rewarding than doing just that. Rome wasn’t built in a day and despite how painfully cliché that is, it’s true for a reason.
In a world of instant coffee, instant messaging, instant EVERYTHING, we are becoming more and more conditioned to immediate gratification. It’s as if we somehow forgot the order of cultivate, plant, AND THEN harvest. The body is no different.
What most people don’t realize is that muscle isn’t solely built in the gym, but also in the kitchen and in the bed (sleeping!).
Through full exertion in any weight-training program, there are far more occurrences than just caloric expenditure. If you’ve ever spent a moment around a personal trainer, you may have heard the classic “take it to failure” method. You’re essentially tearing down the muscles and forcing them to adapt to keep up with what you’re asking of them! Without getting too scientific, it’s a natural process that ultimately leads to muscle and strength gains. After those intense workouts, your body demands sustenance in the form of proper nutrition and adequate rest in order to rebuild that muscle. That, my friends, is when the real magic happens.
Now, consider turning these steps into daily habits that will ensure you reach your fitness and heath goals and you’ve got yourself a consistent lifestyle change! If you commit to turning these habits into a LIFESTYLE, you will see results. It’s as simple as that. Think of fitness as journey, not a destination. That means exercising, eating right, and adequately resting each and every day.
It’s these seemingly small steps that compound into such an amazing and powerful opportunity. Consistency is the true difference between a “fad” and a meaningful change.
While it takes cultivation (time) to see your harvest (dramatic differences in overall physique), there are some immediate benefits to these steps: increased energy levels, increased endorphins (meaning better moods), and an improved sense of overall well-being, to name a few.
Time and consistency are your two main allies when it comes to any health and fitness goal. Time is nothing without consistency and vice versa. We need to be just as well balanced in our perspective of our health journey as much as we are with the journey itself.
Success doesn’t happen overnight. In the words of a very wise young man known as the Kid President, “If at first you don’t succeed, you’re normal!”
For guidance and support on your health mission, contact us today for a free consultation. Far too many people needlessly struggle because they try to do it alone. There is no substitute for having expert guidance, a plan designed specifically for you, the accountability, and the support to see it through.