Patience...what does it even mean? Does it mean waiting for something to happen? Does it mean how you wait for something to happen? The dictionary definition is "the capacity to accept or tolerate delay, trouble, or suffering without getting angry or upset." We have all heard someone tell us to be patient. If you're a parent then you have definitely told your kids to be patient. Since it's so hard to define and know what it means for each person, I want to specify patience in terms of improving your body composition. Actually I would say not only in terms of improving your body composition or losing weight but learning how to treat your body to optimize your health for the rest of your life.
To define patience and make it as objective as possible let's use numbers.
(WARNING: MATH AHEAD)
The average lifespan of a person is: 79 years old.
That is 948 months and I'll let you break it down to weeks and days.
If you spend 9-12 months learning how to eat right for your lifestyle. Learning how you can get to the optimal body composition, how to eat the right amount of macros and calories to be lean and have muscle, how to make adjustments as life changes so you can live a long healthy life. That is only .9% to 1.2% of your total life span spent on making one of, if not the most important investment in your life.
Does that put into perspective what it means to be patient when it comes to weight loss?
So here is my next question, what is holding you back from getting the body you want?
I know we all have doubts and excuses when it comes to going after the things we want and really deserve. I have them as well. I often have the thought of, what if I put all my effort into something I really want and I don’t succeed? Then my next thought is, what if I don’t try, I know I won’t succeed. What I’m saying is, I get it. Making a major change in your life is hard. It requires taking a hard look at yourself and what you do on a daily basis so you can figure out what needs to be changed. Then you have to actually make the change. You have to do it on a daily basis even when it’s challenging. You have to be patient with the process, trust the process and know you are doing the right things to achieve your goals. The last thing I will say is look at the numbers and don’t think about losing weight in terms of weeks or even a few months, think about it in terms of 1% of your life dedicated to becoming the healthiest version of you.
Having someone to guide you through the process and reassure you that you are doing the right things is critical. We do it all the time and love doing it. Give us a call and let’s talk about how we can help you. What have you got to lose, it’s free.