Workout-Out and See Changes in as Little as 12 Hours
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Workout-Out and See Changes in as Little as 12 Hours

by Body Complete Rx

When it comes to how long it takes you to get in shape or "what does it mean to get in shape," it doesn't necessarily refer to how long it takes to see changes in the mirror.

With consistency, getting in shape means becoming faster, more sure-footed, and more agile. Obviously, you'll see changes in your appearance in 12 to 16 weeks, but the real changes will happen well before you lose 12 pounds.   

This is what getting in shape means:

  • Improved focus

  • Stable moods

  • Increased energy

  • Fewer Aches and Pains

  • Less stiffness

  • Improvements to chronic pain conditions

  • Better digestion


Imagine how your whole day would change if you had more energy, mood, and fewer aches and pains. Worrying about how people judge your body or physical fitness is far less significant than your perception of yourself. When the body is pumped full of endorphins and you're waking up day-after-day feeling ready for whatever comes your way it's going to be darn near impossible to live in a state of constant anticipation of when you lose those final 20 pounds.


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The mind is a powerful place and energy plays a key part in allowing the brain to operate without restraint. Your appearance won’t make or break your life, but your energy levels will. Look away from everything you thought you knew about health and wellness and take our word for it: how you feel is more meaningful than conforming to beauty standards.

There are far better things to look forward to during a fitness journey than weight loss. 


Wanna know what you can look forward to BEFORE you lose 12 pounds?

  • Same-day glow baby! That post-workout blood rush to the face ain't for the faint of heart honey. A thorough sweat sesh also clears out those pores.

  • So long as your workout isn't too late at night, you'll sleep better that same day.

  • After one day of training your resting metabolic rate will increase (Hello faster metabolism).

  • After just 1 week, you'll feel more confident, even if you don't lose weight.

  • In 2 to 4 weeks, you'll get stronger and can lift more weight. (Hey, booty building!)

  • The first 4 weeks, you should see significant improvements in your mental health and may feel more sociable.

  • Within 6 weeks of training, chronic fatigue begins to subside.


Another benefit you’ll see sooner rather than later is a clearer head. Actually, HeadSpace quotes that a study links physical fitness to” improved attentional control, processing speed, working memory capacity, and multitasking.” Did you know fatigue is responsible for moodiness, poor motor skills, lack of empathy, poor communication, and a spacey memory? Stay on top of your workouts, get enough sleep, lift the brain fog, and soon you'll be able to tackle that project you've been putting off.

We hope this article inspired you, now it's time to hit the gym!