Have you ever had to wait for something that you REALLY wanted? You know, like you're the finalist for a job and you're waiting for your offer....or you're waiting for your baby to be born.....or you are waiting to be seated at a restaurant and you are super hungry…or you’re waiting for this health and fitness journey to be done? Sometimes during the waiting time....OK for me, most of the time while I'm waiting, I'm IMPATIENT and ANXIOUS! And while I'm impatient and anxious, I miss out on all the other wonderful things of life that are going on all around me and it's all because I'm too focused on my ultimate goal.
I know that time tends to drags when you are waiting for something to happen. I usually live eat and breathe the thing, I want, until it gets here and then it happens....I got what I wanted. The funny thing is, before I know it, after everything was accomplished.....5 days has rushed by, then weeks, then months and then years fly by without a blink. But while in the midst of my anticipation, time drags on and I think I will never make it.
Just like now. I so want to be at my goal. I want it right now. But there is no way that I'm losing 60+ pounds today. It's going to take a while. So while I'm in this process, I'm going to enjoy...
• How my body is getting stronger each day
• How my clothes are getting smaller
• Recognize that I’m learning new things every day
• Appreciate that I’m feeling good
• Finally able to look forward to summer (Used to hate summer because of my weight)
• And I'm enjoying all of the new activities I get to do
I guess my point in all of this is......It may take you some time to get to your goals. It's going to take a lot of work to get there, no doubt!! But instead of fretting and being impatient and anxious along the journey, turn that anticipation into joy and enjoy the process along the way. If you keep at this, you will get to your goal. You get to choose whether you get there in agony or with joy!
I choose joy. How about you?