The one thing that I see quite often is that people tend to give up 2-3 weeks into the program if they haven’t seen fitness results. I usually get emails from these people saying to me that they’re extremely sore, discouraged, and since they haven’t gotten a 6 pack in 7 days, they feel like quitting! The one thing that you all have to understand is that results don’t come over night. It takes time, patience, and one heck of a tolerance for soreness, especially if you’re going through a program like P90X or Insanity! Trust me, the P90X soreness is tough to handle, but if I can do it, so can you.
If people focus on immediate fitness results, it doesn’t matter what they are doing, they will never be successful. Unfortunately, that’s how most of American’s function! No wonder only a small fraction of people ever succeed with getting into excellent shape or with their careers. The one thing that my parents taught me when I was young, something that I’m very fortunate to be taught, is that long-term success takes time, and that in order to achieve long-term success, you have to do positive things every single day to help you reach your goals. If someone is obese and starting P90X, do you think that a few days of them committing to the diet and workouts will magically transform them into a super ripped model? Heck no! However, if they continue to work out and eat healthy every day, they will slowly see the pounds come off, and then eventually move closer to their goal as more time passes by. They are doing the positive things every day (eating healthy and working out) that will help them reach their ultimate goal.
If you’re someone that’s discouraged because you haven’t gotten the fitness results you want after just a short period of time, then you need to understand that it takes a long time to achieve great success! Keep committing yourself and your hard work WILL pay off!