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I am so discouraged!

I have been upping my exercise routine to a 40 minute to an hour and a half work out five days a week for four weeks now! Shouldn't I start to be feeling results yet? How long does it take to see results usually?

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it normally takes 4-12 weeks. patience my friend :3

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Thank you so much! Your words are very uplifting. I will keep it in mind. :0)
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Everything happens for a reason

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??? that's not a answer
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Well keeping it positive, my kids do say they like mommy squishy! Lol! ;0)
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It depends on the person.

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That is true. Thank you. :0)
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Depends on the type of exercise and what you eat. Most gyms have trainers. See if you can meet with one of them

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Don't get discouraged.. Some people burn calories etc, faster than others ..It is all about your metabolism, but you will see good results soon enough:) Hang in there..

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Thank you tremendously for those encouraging words! :0)
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Have you increased your water intake?

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Yes actually I was kind of proud of myself because I am a coffee-aholic and i cut it in half and replaced it with water. :0)
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Good for you. Not to tempt you with caffeine alternatives, but a cup of tea is not a bad way to go if you need a little boost. The anti oxidents in tea may help you a little, too.

As you can tell with the other answers, you are just going to have to take a little more time to see a difference that YOU want to see, but you are already experiencing it. You have basically doubled your exercise time, which means your endurance is increasing.
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Yes you are right! I did not think of that! Thank you. It really is positive changing in way I can't see yet but I will hang in there! You are so encouraging. I will refer back to this question if/when I get discouraged again. :0)
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It all depends on what you do. If you do the same thing every time but increase the time that you do it for, you may not feel much. If you're running every day and doing something like that, well, you've increased your time by almost an hour at least, so that's something to feel. If you're lifting weights, then you may be getting stronger.

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That makes since to! Thank you :0)
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what about your eating habits you need to do some thing about to. if your eating trash and working out its harder to see progress.

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That depends. What kind of results are you looking for? What is your routine? If you're just doing cardio work and expecting more muscle, you might be disappointed. If you're looking for weight loss and find that you weigh the same or more, it might be due to increased muscle mass. Muscle is heavier than fat. Generally, you might see it in other places like a thinner waist line unless you have not changed your diet or it has gotten worse since you have been hungrier and eating more.

If you were already in great shape, increasing the same work out from 40 minutes to 90 minutes might not be as drastic of a change you need to get your muscles through the plateau.

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Very good thoughts. Thank you. Yes I am trying weight loss again. Seriously this time. (Lol) I refuse to step on a scale so I go by my clothing. I started out walking then added step, then added "dance walking" including a few songs of step. Its fun, I just thought I should feel some sort of results. I will be joining weight watchers again but wanted a jump start on exercise. I will hang in there. :0)
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There's 2 things you can do. 1. Try measuring your waist, arms, and thighs every weekly or monthly. Weigh yourself, too. You can't always realize it from looks right away. I once lost 30 pounds and didn't realize it. 2. (What I have been doing) Don't think of exercise as just a workout to lose weight. Think of it as a life choice to increase your health. In this case, DON'T even look at a scale.

You will see change either way. Keep up the great work!

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Thank you so much for your encouraging words! You sound just like my old weight watcher meetings! (I will be joining again in the near future) :0)
You are so helpful and good luck to you also!
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You're very welcome. Thank you, too.
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you have to change your habit of eating too. if you want to see results fast, but do it healthy way.

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Thank you. :0)
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