Your Cart is Empty

Change Your Life Today !

July 11, 2013 3 min read

Hi Everyone, I get so many messages asking for motivation & help. For everyone out there looking for the motivation to get started – please understand that the beginning of your  journey is a tremendously exciting time. Your surroundings have to be ready to help you get focused & in the right mindset to make positive changes. So, tidy & prep your training space, get your food on track, throw out those naughty foods that don't support your goals, drink more water & move with us everyday single day. Notice we didn’t call this post “How to see immediate effects from your exercise”, because you can’t really do that. In the comments following our first article on Procrastination and FitnessNadia very helpfully pointed out that “So many people are motivated by appearance, that they forget the other IMMEDIATE effects of exercise.”

Getting Over Appearance

It’s no secret that appearance is fundamental to finding further motivation to keep exercising. We know this more than anybody — there’s a reason we post videos of workouts, of course. It’s not just that videos are easier to follow at home (though they are), it’s also that seeing us train & struggle just like you & push with you is amazing motivation. We’ve talked about the power of metrics before, and there’s nothing like a good set of before and after photos to keep you motivated. They’re amazing. But appearance can’t be everything.

Why We Need to Focus on Other Stuff, Too

The main problem is simply time — it normally takes a couple of months before you start to see real results from your exercise. You might lose some weight, you might see some muscles develop — but on average, you really need to give yourself sixty days before you take a long, hard look in the mirror (and if you can go further than that, more power to you). That’s why, even though appearance is an amazing motivator, it’s not the motivator you want to be constantly drawing from when first starting out. As Nadia (in the comments) said, there are other, immediate effects of exercise, and those are the ones you need to grab onto in the early going:
  • psychological benefits like stress/anxiety reduction
  • better moods and self-esteem
  • just feeling happier
  • getting more stuff done on that post-workout high

Saving the Appearance Stuff For Later

It’s too bad that the best motivation — your appearance — is the hardest to quantify and use. But that’s always the way it is, right? If it weren’t hard to do, and hard to begin, everyone would be fit, and healthy, and there’d be no need for diet books, exercise videos, or sites like ours. But we all know it’s not an easy road. One way to make the appearance ‘motivator’ an even more useful thing in the future is to take a photo of yourself on Day 1, and then not refer to that photo, and notgo stare at yourself in the mirror post-workout, and not obsess over how your body is changing — for a full 60 days. It’s tough to get the discipline to do that, but if you can? You’re in for a big reward when you hit that 60-day mark. Just getting up off of your ass and trying these 12-15 minute workouts each day is a huge step forward – a major accomplishment in itself. Then you have to look forward to the physical changes that will be rocking your body very quickly. Beginners always see fast changes – take these early shifts in your strength, power and confidence as a massive motivational boost. We are here to tell you that you can do it – there are tens of thousands of you all around the world that come together here to train everyday – and they all took those first steps. You can too. This is your life – nothing is more sacred or precious. Celebrate it by reaching to a new level of empowerment and experience the blossoming of your spirit, mind and body. Enjoy your training, and if these are your first few steps congratulations on changing your life!

Over To You…

Have any of you successfully pushed out the ‘appearance’ factor when first getting started? How have you managed to not focus entirely on how you look for those first 30, 60, or 90 days, even if changing your appearance is a primary reason for getting fit? Tell us about your strategies! If you haven't trained today .... Show yourself you can do this & get up & go for it. www.dailyhiit.com L xx   Click Here For the latest Motivational Pictures Fresh from across the web    

Leave a comment

Also in BodyRock Store Blog

Image of Bodyrock blog article - What Happens To Your Butt When You Sit All Day?
What Happens To Your Butt When You Sit All Day?

July 14, 2019 3 min read 366 Comments

Do you think your booty looks a little flat? This might be why!
Read More
Image of Bodyrock blog article - 12 Ways To Make Your Belly Flatter By The End Of The Day
12 Ways To Make Your Belly Flatter By The End Of The Day

July 08, 2017 4 min read 28 Comments

Read More
Image of Bodyrock blog article - 7 Ways To Stop Binge Eating In It's Tracks
7 Ways To Stop Binge Eating In It's Tracks

June 22, 2017 2 min read

Do you ever find yourself knuckle-deep in a bag of Cheetos?
Read More
Shipping & Delivery

Due to COVID-19, shipping systems the world over are experiencing abnormal delays. There is an enormous demand on postal and delivery services as online shopping has skyrocketed, due to store closures and stay-at-home mandates. This is an unprecedented situation, and we are working around the clock to fulfill your orders as quickly as possible. To be clear, we are filling orders in 4-6 days, and we are shipping immediately after that. Once shipped, our shipping partner, UPS, will get your order out to you as quickly as possible. Thanks for your support and understanding.

Are you in Canada? Specifically, are you outside of a metropolitan centre? We need to alert you to a disruption in shipping due to COVID-19. Our preferred shipping provider, UPS, has informed us that they cannot guarantee express shipping for many locations. We have also seen that packages delivered to Toronto, Ottawa, Vancouver, etc, are not waylaid, but packages delivered to areas just outside of these cities are being held in transit for days or even weeks. UPS has discontinued their guarantee of 1-4 day delivery, which you can read more about here. Therefore, we can guarantee early fulfillment but not early delivery of our goods from our warehouse to your door at this time.


We want you to start your fitness journey with us as quickly as possible, that’s why we send every package to the USA & Canada via expedited or standard shipping with our partners at UPS. Once your order is received and processed, it typically takes 2-4 days to get to you once it leaves our warehouse. That’s our commitment and we stand by it.

We ship within Canada and the United States via UPS with Standard & Expedited shipping (whichever is faster)

For locations outside of the US and Canada, we ship using FedEx International (EUROPE and Other Nations), which is usually in transit for 7-10 business days, depending on location.

We ship all of our physical products with UPS, from our warehouse location in Kingston, Ontario, Canada. Delays caused due to custom withholds are not included in these estimated delivery times.

Returns & Exchanges

BodyRock Equipment

We offer a 30-day return policy, as long as: it is not more than 30 days past the date of delivery; and your item is in its original condition and packaging with the original order number. Refunds will be issued when the equipment is received back to the BodyRock warehouse, minus the original cost of shipping, and the customer is responsible for the costs of return shipping. To request a refund on physical product purchases, please contact us.

Digital Products

We cannot issue refunds on digital goods such as e-books or videos, as these are non-tangible goods that are irrevocable once the order is placed.


All of the BodyRock clothing is made to order and so is final sale. If you have any questions about sizing prior to placing your order, please contact us.