When will you see results? Tomorrow? In a week? While this is going to vary from person to person, there are some general rules to go by when it comes to reaping noticeable benefits from all that hard work.
Hear what Steve Edwards, Vice President of Fitness and Nutrition at Beachbody, and Tony Horton, creator of P90x, had to say about it.
While there is no accurate timetable to seeing results, you can generally feel results happening on day one. Are you sore? Results are coming. Are you hungry? Ditto. As your body adapts to exercise, you are making internal changes, meaning results are on the way.
Your body will resist the change. That’s because its natural defense (law of homeostasis) is to protect the state it’s in, even if that state is unhealthy. Its response to this is to fight it with hormonal releases. How well your body adapts varies with every individual, which is why we are constantly advising people not to look at their scale all the time and, instead, trust measurements and pictures.
Some people start seeing results in just a few days. Others may take many weeks. And none of that matters because the healthy lifestyle will always win in the end. If you keep at it, train hard, and eat well, your body will—absolutely, as it has no choice in the matter—change over time. Stay consistent for long enough and you’ll look like a Greek statue. It’s a physiological law.
During one of Tony’s Live chats, he and Stephanie Saunders received a question from a female Team Beachbody member who was on Day 36 of P90X, and wondering when she would start to see results. If you’re wondering what he told her… Press “play” below to hear what he said!