I’m a solid week into Project Me, my journey to a healthier, happier me - and a bikini on a beach, ahem. As you saw in my before picture I’ve got some work to do. I’m fine with that. Really. I’m ready to do the work. What I need help with is patience.
I want it now. I’m dedicated to eating right, running and strength training. I’ve got a plan and I’m putting in the time. I can already see myself four months from now, fit and trim, and that’s part of the problem. I want to speed up time to get there and it just doesn’t work that way.
In order to make significant changes that last I can’t take any short cuts. I KNOW this but sometimes having patience is the hardest part for me. When I find myself struggling with that I think about my marathon training.
I set a goal.
I had a plan.
I took it one week at a time.
I had support.
I took breaks.
I had ups.
I had downs.
I worked hard.
I ran across that finish line with a smile on my face.
It’s not rocket science, but it does take PATIENCE.
Its also helps to have some signs of improvement. My jeans are a little loose and I’ve lost 4 pounds. I’ve got a race to train for now and that’s really helpful in keeping me on track.
How about you? Tell me I’m not the only impatient one. No really, tell me. How do you stay patient when striving for your goals?
Winks & Smiles,