Shift

24 Oct

Sorry it’s been a few days since I’ve posted. It’s been busy around here. Can you believe it’s almost November?! Yikes, Christmas is just around the corner!

Okay, so I was talking to a friend this morning about instant gratification. I’m so proud of her. She wants to get healthy. She just joined a gym. She started these fitness classes too. So she’s working out consistently during the week. And she just started a food journal yesterday. But she’s a little frustrated because she’s not seeing any results. The scale isn’t moving at all! Now I’ve been where she’s been. I went through this when I first started, I needed that instant gratification. I needed to see the scale move. And that’s a tricky game to play. It got me into those yo-yo diets, fad diets… you know all the bad stuff. It just doesn’t work that way…. instant gratification never works. A paradigm shift needs to happen here. There isn’t a magic pill or diet or plan that will give you INSTANT results and last for the long term. The key is commitment, consistency, determination, hard work…. and patience. These components will bring you long term results. Progress may be slow, this is where patience comes in. Don’t give up. Keep putting in the effort. Stay the course… it’s so easy to give up. The hard part is being consistent. I promise it’s worth it. You are worth it.

Determination:

noun: a fixed purpose, the power and will to persist, resolve, to have the drive, to have the grit, to go the distance, to be hell-bent on reaching a goal and getting it done no matter what.

Have a great Wednesday!

S.

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2 Responses to “Shift”

  1. stuckbetweentwoworlds October 25, 2012 at 8:30 am #

    I totally understand that. I lost a lot for the first few weeks, but then, I’d hit a wall, and that stoppage of gratification caused me to pretty much quit working out. I went from 260 in May to 226 in August and now at 236. I’m trying to hop back on the horse, but it’s rough.

    • salinaciotti October 26, 2012 at 7:35 am #

      Good for you! You should be proud of that. I would say you’re on the right track, buddy! I know it is rough and a long road. I would encourage you to continue with your consistency. Maybe ask someone to be your accountability partner and check in with them. Sometimes you have to change up your exercise routine because your body gets used to it. I plateaued for a little bit until I realized I had to add more weight training. Now I’m lifting big. When you reach your goals you’ll look back and you’ll see how far you’ve come and be amazed and proud of what you’ve accomplished.

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