Time is what you need.
You started your ‘diet.’ Though I don’t believe in diets.
It’s been one week, 2 maybe…push it to 3 weeks max.
You keep looking in the mirror, turning side to side, tucking it in, sticking it out, trying desperately to see any changes. You stand on the scale in your bra and undies…but the number, still the same. Oh wait, half a p…no same! You even debate taking rest of your attire off, just to be sure.
You’re not seeing any progress, get discourage and say fuck it. There’s that!
Didn’t take much did it.
Here’s the thing you didn’t account for.
It takes time. Sometimes a lot of time. You’re not in your 20’s anymore. Your metabolism doesn’t just burn off all the pizza and vodka cran. like it used to. It’s slowwwwed down… like the sloth in Zootopia, you know you’ve watched it. Couple that with thyroid or hormonal issues like PCOS, and it’s a bitch. We’re all individual and can’t compare our progress to other people.
Our culture is so conditioned to wanting immediate results. Everything is right now! You know those creams you keep buying, if you don’t see results in 1 week, in the junk cream drawer it goes and onto the next one.
98% of people who lose weight gain it back. 98%, shocking isn’t it. It’s not a race against time. You’re not competing with anyone other than yourself. I know it’s discouraging. I know you’re trying but you’re not seeing results. Not yet anyways. What would you tell your kid? If they were upset about not being the star athlete after 3 practices. You’d tell them to keep practicing. It’s not any different for you. Why would you quit after 2 weeks? Do you expect less of yourself than you do of your child?
Separate the emotions from the actions.
They are two separate entities and the emotional will not serve you. Take the disappointment, frustration, anger out of it and keep going. Be the turtle! Or tortoise, whatever same shit. You know the children’s story I’m referring to, The Hare And The Tortoise.
Be the tortoise.
Slow and steady wins the race. Though, there is no race.
Be There For You So You Can Be There For Them.
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