Let’s face it, there is always an abundance of information out there! “Do this”, “Try this”, “Secrets for building muscle!”, and “Lose weight 5x as fast.” There is so much out there for us to absorb, and it is hard to figure out what is true and what is not! Today I give you without question the single most important factor when it comes to improving your health and fitness. It is not some fad workout or some new pill, and in fact it is absolutely free! The most important key to your success is…

Patience! Patience is the most important key to your success! It is a very simple idea that almost everyone has trouble with. We live in a society that wants instant gratification, and results at rapid speeds. The fact is our bodies take time to adapt to our surroundings and adapt to our lifestyles. It took years for a person to get out of shape and develop bad health and fitness habits, so if we are trying to reverse it, it will also take a good amount of time. We want results so fast that we do not give our bodies time to adapt, and because of this we move to the next ‘fad’ or ‘secret’ to help gain muscle or shed those extra pounds.

If you stick with a program from a trainer, or make slow changes to your lifestyle then you will see success! You will not lose 10lbs over night, but you will lose it in two months. We need to give ourselves time to adapt and have patience that we are on the right course! Don’t give up on yourself so fast, and stay true to your goals! If you stay with the plan and have patience you will see improvements over time and will be successful!

Scott Friedman – B.S Kinesiology

ACSM Certified Personal Trainer