Are You Patient Enough to Achieve the Body You Desire?

 

Patience is a highly underrated virtue… and it’s of paramount importance when it comes to transforming your body and reclaiming your health. Christian author, Joyce Meyer once said, “Patience is not the ability to wait, but the ability to keep a good attitude while waiting.”

There is immense wisdom in this quote and it’s something that every single person should remember when striving for a worthy goal. It’s especially more important to those who are trying to lose weight and get fit.

 

  • Why you need patience

Flip open any fitness magazine and all you’ll ever see are articles about what diets to adopt or what exercises you should incorporate in your training regimen. It’s mostly technical info to help you achieve your goal… but very often, these publications neglect the mental aspect of fitness and body transformation.

If you’re trying to lose weight, it will take time. The average person can only lose about 2 pounds of fat a week. If you’re 30 pounds overweight, that will amount to about 15 weeks, which is almost 4 months.

So many enthusiastic folks make a New Year’s resolution to lose weight and they believe that it’ll be over and done with by end-January. They don’t even realize that it may take them until the end of April to achieve their goal.

In the event their weight loss progress plateaus (very common), it will take even longer to get to their ideal weight. The goal might only materialize in June. That’s half the year gone!

Do you have the patience to wait so long?

This is a very important question to ask yourself.

 

  • What happens if you lack patience?

For starters, you’ll feel like a failure. You’ll feel unworthy because your efforts yield no fruit. Working out is tiring. Sticking to a clean diet requires self-discipline. It’s a lot of effort.

When you don’t see fast results despite your best efforts, you may feel like what you’re doing is useless and you’re destined to be fat. This is where most people throw in the towel and believe that the goal is beyond their reach.

They blame their big bones, their laziness, their genetics, etc. Nothing could be further from the truth.

They just lack patience. With time they’ll achieve their goals if they stay on track.

 

  • Tracking your progress

It’s a very good habit to keep a journal to track your fitness journey. Be as detailed as possible and write down what you eat, your weight, bodyfat percentage, your workout sessions, etc.

The goal is to make continuous improvements daily. You should be pushing yourself to keep beating your personal bests. Clean up your diet to the best of your ability. Give it your all in your workouts. Be as compliant to your fitness plan as possible.

You must find joy in the small improvements. Over time, all these will add up to a massive difference. Take photos of your body once every two weeks. These photos will be proof that your body is slowly transforming.

See them daily and motivate yourself to keep going. If you hate starting over, then don’t stop. Harness the power of patience and dogged determination to stay on track even when your goal is nothing but a mirage on the horizon.

You’ll ultimately get there, if you have patience. Your patience will achieve more than your force. Keep going.

 

They blame their big bones, their laziness, their genetics, etc. Nothing could be
further from the truth.
They just lack patience. With time they’ll achieve their goals if they stay on track.
Tracking your progress
It’s a very good habit to keep a journal to track your fitness journey. Be as detailed
as possible and write down what you eat, your weight, bodyfat percentage, your
workout sessions, etc.
The goal is to make continuous improvements daily. You should be pushing yourself
to keep beating your personal bests. Clean up your diet to the best of your ability.
Give it your all in your workouts. Be as compliant to your fitness plan as possible.
You must find joy in the small improvements. Over time, all these will add up to a
massive difference. Take photos of your body once every two weeks. These photos
will be proof that your body is slowly transforming.
See them daily and motivate yourself to keep going. If you hate starting over, then
don’t stop. Harness the power of patience and dogged determination to stay on track
even when your goal is nothing but a mirage on the horizon.
You’ll ultimately get there, if you have patience. Your patience will achieve more than
your force. Keep going.
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