You’ve just got to Trust the Process!
“Anything worth working for is worth waiting for”.
There are so many things in our lives that we would like to have instant gratification, from food being ready, to projects magically finishing themselves. In the health and fitness world it is even more so the case! The truth is we are human, we don’t like to be uncomfortable, we are impatient, and we like the feeling of getting A LOT of things done quickly.
Hence this brings me to my point, if you are willing to put in an effort to reach a goal than it’s worth being patient and appreciating the process it takes to get there.
Let’s take weight loss as an example, something most of us are familiar with, we are usually looking to get weight off quicker than we put it on. This usually means going from a lifestyle of sedentary or near sedentary to Social Media Fitness expert overnight! Which usually leads to a very high burn out rate when you feel like you are putting all this time into working out, eating right AND….you only lost a pound last week.
We usually have the notion that weight should fall off us 10-15 pounds a week thanks to “reality” TV shows that show contestant doing just that. Well hate to brake the bad news to you, but nearly ALL the contestants gain their weight back if not MORE!! It’s not realistic!
Real sustainable weight lose takes time! It’s Not just weight loss either, getting stronger at push-ups, running father or faster, doing pull-ups, squatting correctly, all of these things take time to achieve and you appreciate the hard work that it took to get there as well! If you were just to take a magic pill and be able to drop 20lbs overnight or run a marathon without ever training you wouldn’t ever have the appreciation of the hard work it took to get there.
One thing to do to help you stick to the process is to think of how you are going to feel once you reach that goal. How does it feel to be able to do that perfect push-up? How does it feel to cross the finish line at the marathon? How does it feel to do 5 or 10 pull-ups?! If you can imagine what it’s going to feel like when your there instead of focusing on maybe the pain or discomfort of the process that can help you keep focused on the goal.
ALSO trusting the process means KEEPING THE GOAL THE GOAL! You have to stick at ONE thing and work HARD at that one things for quite a bit of time before you notice a real difference sometimes. Don’t try complicating the process by adding 5 different workout routines or 10 different types of diets, just KEEP THE GOAL THE GOAL and trust the process and you’ll reach your goal before you know it!
“The Body Achieves What the Mind Believes”