Let’s talk about PATIENCE!! If you are like me, you have the patience of a gnat LOL! We want things when we want them, but don’t know how to be patient. We hear patience is a virtue and we think for everyone but me! Patience can help you get to that goal you have been struggling to reach, or make that lifestyle change you have wanted.
The one thing that I have learned over the last few years it a little more about patience and becoming more patient with my body! Years ago, I could clean up my diet, up my workouts and the results just came to me! But you hit your 40’s and your body is like a stubborn 2-year-old! It doesn’t want to do it! About 5 years ago I gained almost 30 pounds and I started cleaning up my diet and exercise and realized there was way more to it. For those of you that feel like you are in that same bucket, I don’t want you to automatically jump to this is how it is supposed to be or go to another doctor. Let’s talk about patience first.
For me, I had to decide what motivated me…. Did I want to lose 30 pounds in a month, or get healthy for life? Where am I willing to step out of my comfort zone? What am I willing to change in that blueprint I have been following in order to get different results? This is what you have to do. I am not asking you to change things radically. I am just asking you to change things up a bit. If I am putting in the same inputs and outputs that I have been doing and expect different results, it’s not going to happen.
You need to start by getting out of your own damn way!! And you have to have some patience!
What is Patience exactly? By definition, it is, “the capacity to accept or tolerate delay, trouble, or suffering without getting angry or upset.” In Kim terms, it’s about tolerating where you are to get to where you want to be! We have to tolerate what is happening right now to get to the other side. And many of you don’t want to tolerate that and have to sit in that discomfort and we don’t want to. You REALLY need to think about breaking up with that Amazon Prime LIFE… We have to step aside from instant gratification because it doesn’t happen that way. The more that we can change our mindset from that, the happier we will get and the less frustrated we will get with not seeing results every day, every week.
So, when I say, patience is a virtue, for me, it means to take away that immediacy of instant gratification.
What has you reaching for that daily chocolate bar? How many are you eating a day?