Post # 1
FI & I just got a gym membership together this past week and we are committed to going 3-4x a week to workout together. We went 3 times this past week & we are both definitely feeling the sore muscles. My main goal is to really just tone up, lift my bum area, tone my legs, tone my arms, & possibly lose 10 lbs or just drop my measurements a tiny bit, so nothing crazy serious. I was just wondering for other bees, how long did it take you to notice results in the gym?? I can already feel my legs looking tighter & my arms feeling less flabby, but Im hoping after a couple more weeks at the gym I will see some results that will motivate me further.
Also, we are changing our diets too — We have been eating a lot of chicken, veggies, brown rice, egg whites, etc etc… Although, Im not going cold turkey and never enjoying Chipotle or sweets. Just trying to do good 6 days a week and cheat one day a week so I dont feel deprived.
Post # 4
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
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
@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 # 7
Thanks ladies! I basically went from doing lunges maybe 1-2 times a week and eating healthy 4 days of the week while eating bad for 3. So this is a huge step for me to actually workout 3-4x a week consistently and workout my arms, legs, abs, etc… I have an hourglass shape so I feel okay now, I just want to tone up my legs/arms the most. hopefully that muscle will burn the fat I have! Im just anxious to see results!! I feel better already just more energy and less jiggly LOL, so Im hoping each day it gets even better. Its just easier for me to do small goals than to think long term, I need something in the near future to focus on to keep me motivated.
Post # 8
I usually start noticing results after about 1.5-2 weeks.
Post # 9
@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
They usually say 4 weeks for yourself, 8 weeks for close friends and family, and 12 weeks for strangers to notice a difference.
Post # 11
@MimiLovesHorror: Yes I already feel more confident. I also notice FI & I are much happier around eachother and laughing more. I think getting out of the house & doing something he loves makes him happy. We both enjoy pushing eachother too.
Post # 12
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
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
@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
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
@Barbiestylez: It only takes me like a week, but I’m also 5’9″ and 123 lbs.