Here is a picture of myself, that I snapped right after a good effort. As you can see I am sweating heavily.
It's clear that I did produce an effort, that my metabolism is going to speed up and that my body will benefit from that process.
The problem is that a vast majority of people who "workout" don't actually produce much effort while working out.
They get little to no progress as a result.
Getting actual results requires 3 things:
1. Producing an intense effort to stimulate muscle growth
You HAVE to sweat AND BREATHE heavy during your training session. This is the ONLY way to burn fat.
This does not mean you have to be drenched in sweat at the end of every workout but you should definitely see some water drops on your forehead at some point in your training.
2. Being consistent with it
Training for a few weeks or months is simply not going to work. Make a plan for years to come and follow a plan that will STRUCTURE your discipline and consistency.
3. Staying in a slight calorie deficit (eating less than the energy you put out):
You can NOT outwork a bad diet. The amount and duration of calorie deficit needed depends on how much fat you have to lose. The more fat you have to lose, the longer you have to stay in that deficit.
I created the Online Calisthenics course to guide and help you follow these exact rules.
As a member you'll get access to ALL the resources and structure you need to get guaranteed results.