We aren't patient. We want things to happen and happen fast. Especially when it comes to losing weight, looking and feeling better. (think Veruca - "I want it NOWWWW!")
This is the time of year when people start thinking more about their health than any other time throughout the year. You know...that new year's resolution thing? Why is that? Perhaps it's because deductibles have been met? After seeing the doctor, they now know they have high blood pressure, cholesterol or blood sugars are off the charts. They were told by the doc to start working out, to lose weight, to eat better. Also, not to be morbid, but it seems like there are just more deaths, especially sudden deaths, that happen this time of year.
All summer long we are out and about more. There are more daylight hours to move our body. We are wearing less clothing to bulk us up and weigh us down. We are eating more fruits and salads. And don't forget all that wonderful natural vitamin D we get from sunshine!
Then in it comes. The gray, gloomy, rainy days always come first. Then the cold, colder, coldest days as winter slips into February (and longer usually). I am not a fan of this part!
We are cooped up for more hours. Most people start their days in the dark and end them on their way home from work in the dark. We start eating more comfort foods and butts see more couch time then any other time throughout the year. This all leads to weight gain along with poorer health.
When it comes to weight loss, you need to acquire some patience. Give yourself a break. The pounds did not get put on overnight (although it might feel like it sometimes), so give yourself a realistic amount of time to get it off.
I am a weight loss specialist. I am neither a "fad" nor a "trend." People come to me to get the weight off and KEEP IT OFF for life. The yo-yo'ing stops here friend. Some people come to me in the 28%-41% body fat ranges. They have been there in that place, that body, for a while and have finally reached their point where they KNOW they need help. They have tried the classes, the trendy stuff. The yo-yo'ing isn't working for them.
When I start working with people, 99.9% of the time a bond forms pretty quickly. I assure them that they will lose weight, inches and body fat. I don't mess around. You've paid me, you're going to be spending time with me in the studio. I am kind, but extremely direct and effective in my training. They trust me and we get to work! And then, day by day, week by week, sometimes 5-7 weeks comes and goes, before IT happens. I see them walking up the path to the studio and can see it! It's SO exciting! I cannot wait to ask the question, "So, I can tell, can you?" When I ask, they say, "Yes! It is starting to be noticeable. My clothes are becoming bigger and I am shrinking!" Man, do I love that!
I love to help make people aware of exactly how their body works and why it takes time.Here's a cool link on why exercise is so vitally important: Exercise! Start Now!
Here's what I know at the end of the day - it's better to have patience and get to work on yourself, than it is to be a patient. On so many levels (mind, body, spirit) it costs us so much to be sick, tired, fat, unhealthy and miserable. The cost is way too high to maintain that friend.
It costs us ultimately a LOT less to be healthy and fit. Even though it might require you to hire a personal trainer, even though you have to join a gym, even though you'll need to buy some workout clothes. It's better for your mental and physical health to have patience.
Well, it is almost Christmas! I just got hired by someone yesterday. When does she want to start? She wants to start this Friday, the 13th! I can tell you from experience as well, people who make a decision quickly and act on it are far far more likely to succeed in their endeavors - whatever they may be. Procrastination sucks at the soul. It produces a lot of toxicity mentally and energetically. Why did she get the three month package? Well, she has at least 60 lbs she wants gone by spring. Wow! Do I love the way she thinks! I didn't even have to explain the whole "it takes time" thing. She is also planning on another three month package if necessary! It's a win/win situation - which are always the best ones. When it's your time, you'll know. You'll make the call! I can't wait to meet you. ;) ;)
If you are wanting to lose weight and get in shape for new year's eve, spring break, a wedding, reunion or anything else, give yourself the time to produce the results you want for your body.
Four things off the top off my head you are going to need to lose the weight finally and for good are this:
1. Be Patient. More than likely, it took years to put the weight on. It will take some effort on your part, some patience, perseverance and self-control - and a deep desire to DO IT.
2. Hire a trainer. Someone who walks the walk. Someone you like. Does that person look how you might wish to look? Are they muscular? Bulky? Sleek? Toned? Go find that. Someone who is going to teach you all components on how to lose weight and most importantly - how to utilize all workout equipment in the gym you decide to join. Stay away from the trendy crap. You can always get to that later once you're in peak shape. I'll tell you one of the main things I give people is the knowledge and skills and confidence to go out and do it on their own after working with me. See all the testimonial pages here: Fitness With Cindy Testimonies
3. Deep desire. Babe. You've GOT to want it! To make a change in your life, you must change. Change your habits and you will change your life. Only you can do that. Self-discipline is the best gift you can give yourself.
4. Be realistic and be kind to yourself. YOU are a trooper. Keep Going! YOU CAN DO THIS!
Fact: It will require so much more out of you to be a patient because of ill health and general lack in knowledge on how to BE healthy than it will be to be patient with yourself and your journey. Be coachable, acquire the skills it takes and get to work on yourself.
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You only have one body. If you do not take care of it, it will fail on you.
I hope you and your family have a very Merry Christmas and an amazingly healthy and prosperous new year!
Love ya, Cin