"Is Patience The Hardest Part Of The Journey"
As technology expands and we as humans have more access than ever before to the “right here, right now are we losing all sense of patience?
People who have committed to a new plan, be it with exercise or diet often fail because they don’t have the patience required to wait for results to take place. They don’t see body changes fast enough and so throw in the towel and revert back to square one. Changing your daily habits with exercise and good nutrition is a lifelong commitment and results take time.
Think of it more as a constant journey instead of a quick fix. Any diet that offers quick results (lose 10 pounds in 10 days) is nothing more than a money marketing scheme that will have you losing and gaining time and time again.
Patience can be a very tough skill to learn but it is one that will help and guide you in so many other areas of life, not just a fitness journey. I often have my clients say how they are disappointed they didn’t drop measurements last week or how the scale hasn’t moved since their last check in! Fat loss and changing body composition is not a race, it takes time!
As a trainer I’m here to tell you that your journey is never going to be linear, it will always have ups and downs, some days you will fail and some days you’ll flourish! Being patient and showing up when you feel like quitting is what counts most towards sustaining your results and continuing on for the long run. However, as long as you chose to be consistent, disciplined and patient with your habits and recognize that there is no quick fix you’ll reach your goals!
I have recently finished the book Atomic Habits by James Clear and there was one point he made that really stood out and resonated with me. It was that in order to fully succeed and achieve your goals you have to fall in love with boredom, that is "become endlessly fascinated by doing the same thing over and over again"
“Rome was not built in a day, and neither was your body”