Word of the Week: Patience!

You’ve been working on your new fitness routine for a couple of weeks, you’ve been following your nutrition habits, and the scale hasn’t budged a pound. You’re frustrated and ready to quit.

What the heck? What’s wrong?

Probably nothing. You may just need to practice patience.

Ask yourself:

  • Am I being consistent?
  • Am I about 90% compliant with assigned workouts/nutrition habits?
  • Am I being realistic?
  • Am I being patient?

A general rule to gauge how long weight loss will take, is to think about how long it took you to put it on. Did you gain 20 pounds over the course of a year? It may take you that long to take it off. It definitely won’t come off in a couple of weeks.

Be patient with the plan, stick with it, and give it time to work.

And, above all, be patient and compassionate with yourself. You WILL get there!

You know the saying, “Rome wasn’t built in a day.”

Rome

ACTION STEP: This week, if you feel impatient, ask yourself the questions from above. Be honest with yourself. If you need some help or guidance, you know I’m here to help!