Exercising most days of the week is good not only for losing weight, but also for your overall health and well-being. If the way you look in the mirror is the way you measure your results, then it can take longer, usually to lose 15 to 20 pounds of weight, the person will see the difference in the mirror, Williford said. He added that taking pictures is a good tool for seeing the results. Most people are reluctant, but if you take them every one to two weeks, they're a great way to see the changes in your body.
McGreer said that a month or two after strength training, a person will begin to see muscle changes. Plus, having a gym buddy (or two) can provide you with additional motivation and encouragement to stick with your training plan.