Why does “patience” and “fitness” have to work together?
Have you ever weighed yourself and got frustrated with the scale? Or looked in the mirror and began to criticize your body? It’s ok! We’ve all done it before. As women, our bodies are constantly changing. But instead of being patient with our bodies, we tend to want a major body transformation in a day.
The truth is, it’s unrealistic! It’s not that our goals aren’t reachable, it’s the unrealistic time frame we give ourselves to reach them. Weight loss is a slow process and if you want to do it right, you have to be patient with your body.
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Monday Motivation‼️ – As you begin or continue your fitness journey, it can be easy to overlook what’s actually happening during the process. In fact, I’m sure some of you question if it’s even happening at all. – Fat loss is a slow and steady process—only if you are doing everything right (training, nutrition, and sleep/recovery). Just because you don’t see what’s happening, doesn’t mean it’s NOT happening! Keep in mind, it took years and months to accumulate the additional body fat…right?! So it should take just as much time to properly lose it (depending on how much effort you put in). – ➡️Tips for success: 1️⃣ Plan ahead and give your body time to transform the right way. 2️⃣ Stay consistent and make it just as important as brushing your teeth, washing your face, or the nail/hair appointments you never miss! 3️⃣ Practice patience—-and trust the hard work you are putting in! 4️⃣ Lastly, have to put in the WORK—and make it count with your nutrition. Amazing gym sessions are cool…but what’s happening the other 22-23 hrs of your day? #tag you friend that needs help, motivation, or just a quick reminder to keep going! – #weightlosstruggle #fitnessmotivationdaily #transformationjourney #chicagopersonaltraining #chicagopersonaltrainer #kellifiercefitness
Here are 4 tips that will help you obtain patience during your fitness journey:
- Plan ahead and give your body time to transform. You didn’t gain the weight overnight, so don’t expect to drop unwanted pounds overnight.
- Stay consistent and make your fitness journey a priority. Just like you make bathing, washing clothes, and sending your kids to school a priority, make fitness one too.
- Practice make perfect, so practice being patient. Practice being patient with other aspects of your life. Once you are able to do that, you will then find yourself being more patient throughout your fitness journey.
- If you put in the work, make sure you count your nutrition. Nutrition matters! If you workout 5-6 times a week, but during the week you consume fast food, don’t expect strategic changes to your body.
Tips by Ashely S
Remember – if you are starting a new diet plan and have medical issues, make sure you consult with your physician.