Pa·tient: able to accept or tolerate delays, problems, or suffering without becoming annoyed or anxious.
Patience…Something that I don’t have. But lately, God has been forcing me to develop this skill. In almost every aspect of my life, I’ve been forced to practice patience. At work, socially, and with my weight loss.
A couple of weeks ago, I could not move my neck. I had to be completely still in order to not feel any pain. Nothing would make it better but time and guess what that required…patience. Finally, a week later, I was able to function. From waiting at the doctor’s office, to being stuck in traffic, to numerous flight delays, and projects at work. God is demanding that I learn to be patient. And let me tell you, its been the most irritating lesson that I’ve had to learn. But I think I’m getting better, slowly but surely.
I’ve been trying to lose weight and be healthier for the past few months. But now, I don’t feel like the weight is falling off like it was before. It feels slower and a little more difficult. But I know that I have to be patient. It didn’t take me one month or even one year to get gain the weight so it’s definitely going to take time to get rid of it.
If you’ve started you lifestyle change or weight loss journey, just remember to be patient with your body. Don’t make too many changes at once, because then you’ll end up going back to your old habits.
We’re human. Everything we do will take time and almost nothing will happen over night. Stay motivated and patient. You’ll be able to see and feel the changes soon enough.
So keep going to the gym, keep pushing yourself, and continue to refrain from eating the whole bag of chips. 🙂