Think long-term, not immediate gratification.
People who think that they are going to see dramatic results from their exercise program after a few weeks may be setting their hopes too high. Curioni and Louren (2005) found that it took a person a minimum of 10-12 weeks before noteworthy physiological change in terms of significant weight loss and increased strength took place. Therefore, don’t give up on working out when you don’t get the result you want right away. Keep working at it, and the positive benefits will come.
- Physical Wellness Educator from the Style Network's Too Fat For Fifteen: Fighting Back, John Taylor.