Instant Gratification: Is It Unrealistic in the Gym?


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We All Want Instant Gratification

No matter what project we set our sights on, we want to see results, and fast. Instant gratification is what we want no matter what we’re doing, seemingly. It could be anything from mowing the lawn, to building a dog house, to assembling something from a box. We all seek instant gratification, and in health and fitness, it’s no different.

The major difference between changing your physique or becoming stronger and more balanced, and most other things, is that it usually takes more consistent work, and over a longer period of time to make those changes to our bodies.

Take, for instance, a person who is looking to lose 30 pounds and add some muscle tone. As a 20 year long Austin personal trainer, I can assure you, that this is a very typical scenario. The first thing that client will have to understand is that they didn’t get to be 30 pounds overweight overnight, nor should they expect to lose those same 30 pounds overnight. Gaining or losing weight, be it fat weight, water weight, or muscle weight, is an involved and often laborious process that requires consistency and perseverance.

Anytime we seek to make physical changes, we have to accept the fact that it’s not a quick and easy thing to do. In the aforementioned example, this trainee will need to make quite a few dietary concessions, as well as add some healthy sources of some micro nutrients, such as a increased levels of protein, for example. They will have to scale back fast food, for example, and rely more on lean meats, chicken, and fish for their protein intake. This person will also have to begin weight training, but before that can effectively happen, they will have to identify and correct any and all imbalances beforehand so injuries are prevented, and greater results can be achieved. This is hardly a quick process.

The good news for those seeking instant gratification, however, is that progress can come relatively quickly, so long as they are consistent in their efforts, to include cardiovascular exercises, nutrition, and weight training. While instant gratification is a great pipe dream, it’s unrealistic. Progress, on the other hand, adds up quickly and steadily over time, and eventually, your hard work is rewarded with the results you were seeking. If it’s worth having, it’s worth working and waiting for.

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My name is Andy Bruchey and I founded Complete Fitness Design over 20 years ago. I specialize in weight loss/gain, including the addition of quality, lean muscle mass, corrective flexibility, post injury rehabilitation, nutrition and sports specific training.
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