Change doesn't happen over night. It never ends really. That is why we need to take time. Especially, when it comes to our body. When working with clients I need time. We need to make new habits, try and fail. Adjust and be flexible all while maintaining your focus. This is a process and can feel like a lifestyle overhaul. For some it is. Changing you body and mind is not something that will sustain in just a few weeks. It is said that it takes 21 days to form a habit. It can take up to 12 weeks for physiological changes to set in when it comes to exercise. Add in some consistency mixed in with bad days or learning curves. Give yourself a real investment, give yourself time. You want a concrete body. You need to make the commitment. Make it a body that you carry on past the 16 weeks. Make it a way of life.
If you are new to training I think it is reasonable to set some realistic expectations of what to expect in your early journey. First, you will feel better. You will gain more energy, focus and sleep better. This mindset shift will help you destress and as a result you may lose some weight. These changes are likely a by product of cleaned up eating habits and a new exercise routine.
Therefore, when it comes to building your concrete body. Part 1 should be about making the commitment to yourself. Taking it into action and giving it a real try. Letting go of the excuses of time, money and fear. Part one is about jumping into the water and learning how to swim. You have been contemplating it for some time now. It is time to see what you are made of. Stay tune how to take this to the next level in the Part 2 Concrete Bod. Where I will talk more about the process once habits are broken and new ones have been acquired.