Everyone always asks, how long is it going to take to see results? The answer depends on a few factors: being consistent with your exercise program, your food intake is controlled, and you have a motivation plan in place (personal trainer, self, workout partner, etc). If all of these variables are in place, then 8 weeks. The reason I am saying 8 weeks is because that is how long it will take for you to see the results with your own eyes. Other individuals may notice after 4 to 6 weeks, but they are not seeing your body every day. When you are looking at yourself each and every day, it is challenging to see results happening. If we were to take away all the mirrors in your house away, then you would probably see the results a lot sooner, but that is not realistic.
If you are looking for a way to break old habits with exercise, food, motivation, excuses, etc., then you need to add on another 4 weeks and make it 90 days. It takes that long to create change and make it a habit. Since we want exercise to become part of your daily life, give yourself three months to make this this transition a part of your life. You will see physical results after 8 weeks, but the habit of exercise will take the entire three months.
Oregon Personal Trainer