The waiting is the hardest part

Are you the type of person who stands in front of the microwave tapping your foot thinking “C’mon!”?  If so, you are not alone.

Many of us are impatient. Whether standing in long lines or waiting for our dinner to re-heat, we just can’t stand to wait. I don’t know how I survived the tape cassette decade. All that rewinding, fast forward-ing… it was torture!

In my quest for my old stripper body, I started eating healthy and hitting the gym again. Three weeks have gone by and the weight is coming off, but it’s coming off SLOWLY.

My fear is that I will get frustrated that I am not at my goal weight fast enough, drown my sorrows in a bowl of ice-cream and chalk it up to just being “in my 40s”.  Then part of me realizes that’s silly and I talk myself off the Häagen-Dazs ledge and get back to working on myself.

Never one to back down from a fear-induced fight (with myself), I will forge ahead – impatiently.

It’s been said a watched pot never boils. I’m sure the same thought process works for the scale. I will try my best not to weigh in daily and go about life living healthy and happy, as I have been. Fitness is a bi-product of a lifestyle, after all. I am getting in to better shape not because I am happy – but I am happy because I am in better shape.

So how about you? Are you impatient with anything?

“Self worth comes from one thing – knowing you are worthy” 


7 thoughts on “The waiting is the hardest part

  1. I am by nature not a patient person. I don't like even lingering after meals…are you kidding me?! Eat and move on..Recent medical news for me has been rather shocking: Tumors in my abdomen, left side and on my lower lobe of my right lung.As you might imagine, I've been having a multitude of testing done..none of it of course is done quickly enough. Patience has been nearly impossible…but I received good news Thursday that I am going to the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN in 5 days. That is about as fast a diagnosis/recommendation for treatment as you can get…going to Mayo. So though I am still fidgety…I'm better now with at least some light at the end of the tunnel!


  2. As you know from a recent post, I'm involved in a weight loss challenge at work. I've combined healthy eating with almost daily exercise, and the weight is coming off. However, I weigh myself every day because I want, and need, to see the immediate results. My wife has different results and doesn't see the loss of weight as quickly as me. She attributes it partly to being a woman, and partly to menopause. As a result, she gets discouraged. Keep up the good work Christine.Although I am generally a patient man, my biggest area of impatience is with other drivers. GRRRRRRRR


  3. There is a proverb that says, "who seeding, at the end it picks up."I do not want to say a lot, I would risk I do not make to understand well.I personally say that a pot/pan, must be watched,, should have a little patience ..but in the end …..


  4. I'm so glad I am not the only one impatient with things! 🙂 @thormoo – I wish you nothing but great news. Please keep me posted! @Matty – Tell your wife she's not alone. I'm right there with her. Women DO tend to lose it slower. We hate you men sometimes. I'm right there with you about the drivers too… 🙂 @Dino – You make a very interesting point! Thanks!


  5. Yes, I'm trying to rebuild my thighs, since I'm too skinny. And it's taking way too long! Diet and exercise just don't work fast enough, and yet, if you look at all your work three months in the future, you'll see HUGE differences. So keep at it, girl.


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