In today’s fast-paced world, everything seems like it’s moving at warp speed. You can connect with people halfway across the world in the blink of a Facetime, you can order your Starbucks ahead of time, and don’t even get me started on Twitter. Many people think that weight loss or muscle gain should be as fast as everything else in 2018 and so they turn to quick fix diets and crazy workout plans to try to “lose 10 pounds in 10 days” or “get a six pack in 30 days.” Furthermore, they get discouraged when those crazy results don’t come true in the insane timeframe allotted. But one major rule of body transformation is progress is progress, no matter the speed
Now, what does that mean? That means that, no matter how fast or how hard you’re working to achieve your body goals, it’s progress no matter what and, frankly, that’s all that matters. Whether you’re losing a pound a week or a pound a month, you’re still losing weight. Your abs will come in slowly, possibly even one ab at a time, but that doesn’t mean that they’re not there— it just means that they’re taking a little longer to develop, AND THAT’S FINE!! Nothing in life ever comes easy and your body will move at whatever pace it wants. You just need to be okay with that.
Now, let me take a moment to debunk some of the quick fix schemes. First of all, it is physically impossible to grow a six pack, develop abs, or build your booty in a month’s time. There is no exercise, no diet, no drug that can make that happen. Any sort of muscle development takes months of regular exercise to improve. Will it be hard work? Yes. Will you stumble sometimes and have to pick yourself up again? Yes. Will it be worth it? Yes. So don’t give up just because you don’t have a Kardashian behind by day 30. Just keep trucking along and it will come to you.
Now, let’s debunk the crazy diets. Sure, eating little to no calories will result in fast weight loss. Hey, you might even get compliments from your friends. But you will be insanely miserable eating only 12 almonds a day, you will be devoiding your body of nutrients, and you will be creating an unhealthy lifestyle for yourself. Those crazy diets are not sustainable, not proactive, and most importantly, not healthy for you. It’s better to stay the course and aim for small lifestyle changes that will result in a slow but steady weight loss.
So what’s the moral of the story? Stay the course. No matter how fast you move, no matter how many mistakes you make, as long as you’re moving, you’re doing great. Progress is progress no matter the speed!