Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Patience May Be The Key

Exercise is not always fun. Everyone who has done any amount of exercise knows this to be true, and anyone who seeks to deny it is simply deluding themselves. Although many of us, perhaps even most, enjoy training when we are doing it, the fact is that when the endorphins wear off it can be a grind. It is also true that actually motivating yourself to train can be pretty tough.

Rome was not built in a day. Equally, you will not start one day with ab muscles you can’t stand and end it with muscles that could crack a walnut. You may have to put in a lot of work to get results you are happy with, so it is important to be patient. You may find yourself asking what you are bothering for, after a week of exercises makes little difference. It is a test.

If you step away from an exercise regime because you are finding it difficult, then you will never achieve the results you are looking for. Exercise needs to be tough to be effective. If it wasn’t demanding it wouldn’t be exercise, because it is in pushing yourself that you improve yourself. You won’t lose weight without getting out of breath or starving yourself – and the latter makes you ill.

You won’t have immediate results – it just isn’t possible. And it is totally understandable that you will question the point of doing these exercises after a time. It’s called resistance, and the only way to deal with it is to push through it and come out the other side. If you are willing to do this, you will get results.