How long until you see results from the gym?

posted 3 years ago in Fitness
  • poll: How long did it take for you to notice results from starting a workout plan?
    1-2 weeks : (11 votes)
    14 %
    3-4 weeks : (22 votes)
    29 %
    4-6 weeks : (21 votes)
    28 %
    6-8 weeks : (9 votes)
    12 %
    8-10 weeks : (5 votes)
    7 %
    10-12 weeks : (2 votes)
    3 %
    12 weeks+ : (6 votes)
    8 %
  • Post # 4
    1421 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: May 2009

    It really depends where you are starting from and what kind of workouts you are doing.  If you don’t really need to lose weight and just want to tone up, you can see a difference almost right away, especially if you workout 5-6 days a week.  The kinds of workouts you are doing can make a big difference, too.  I tend to notice the biggest difference from doing Jillian Michaels and Insanity-type intense interval training.  Running — not so much.

    Post # 5
    605 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: December 2014

    someone once said that in 4 weeks you see a difference and in 8 weeks others see a difference.

    i just don’t know how true that is. gah! i wish we saw a difference in a day! ;-P



    Post # 6
    3202 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: January 2014

    @bluegreenjean:  Haha, I just got on this thread to post about Jillian Michaels!

    If I’m just working out at the gym by myself, it takes a while–like, 3-4 weeks, probably, to notice much of a difference.

    When I was hardcore doing Jillian Michaels (Ripped in 30 is my fave, but I also mixed it up with 30 Day Shred, 6 Week 6 Pack, and Yoga Meltdown) before the wedding, I felt like each week I could see a noticeable difference. If I hadn’t gotten deathly ill a month before the wedding and had to competely stop exercising (like, I was barely better by the time the wedding rolled around), I would have been so ripped!

    Lol, so I recommend Jillian to really see results.

    Post # 8
    4513 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: October 2013

    I usually start noticing results after about 1.5-2 weeks.

    Post # 9
    65 posts
    Worker bee
    • Wedding: June 2014

    @Barbiestylez:  You are going to see improvements on your endurance,stamina and confidence almost as soon as you start exercising regularly. But changes to weight, muscle tonus and body composition take  time – usually a noticeble change will have occured by the three month mark, so i chose 12 weeks in your poll.

    Just an example – i did a 3 month weight/cardio video at home and got noticeable definition in my arms and my endurance and ability to do many exercices improved so much!

    Post # 10
    6964 posts
    Busy Beekeeper
    • Wedding: August 2012

    They usually say 4 weeks for yourself, 8 weeks for close friends and family, and 12 weeks for strangers to notice a difference.

    Post # 12
    8483 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: September 2013

    I’d probably say starting around 4 weeks.  If we’re talking about noticeable appearances anyway.  You can see different results earlier (like increased energy, or a little more firmness by touch, etc).

    Oh, and I love Chipotle!  What I get only has around 600 calories (and I eat 2/3 for a meal and the other 1/3 for a snack later)…the only downside of it Chipotle has a lot of sodium (if you’re into watching that).

    Post # 13
    620 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: August 2014

    I think you can feel a difference pretty soon, as far as measurements/weight it depends on what you are doing. When I started yoga and pilates I saw results in a week or two, it’s pretty crazy. I think partly because it burns fat and partly because it tones/streches your muscles and gives you a longer look. Running gives me pretty quick results as well

    Post # 14
    1421 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: May 2009

    @howsweetitis:  I know!  I think the difference is that I would never work that hard without someone telling me to do it.  It’s a lot like having a personal trainer, only a whole lot cheaper.

    Post # 15
    226 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: January 2014

    @Westwood:  +1


    For me it seems like I never see results 🙁 Which I know is not true but I am crazy impatient.

    I see more results from changing the way I eat. I also had issues not losing weight because of a medication I was on.

    I saw great results from running and seeing the progress from how far I could run was very encouraging. 

    Sounds like you have made some great changes already!

    Post # 16
    431 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: November 2014

    @Barbiestylez:  It only takes me like a week, but I’m also 5’9″ and 123 lbs.

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