Patience is a Virtue

20131118-192848.jpgLast time I posted a physical progress photo was back in July so I figured it was time to make another comparison, both for personal and blogging reasons.

Top photo, April;   Middle, July;   Bottom: Yesterday, November

Patience and hard work really does pay off! Between July and November I have experienced quite the roller coaster. I have made steady progress with my weight loss and toning, I have had hiccups where I have gained a few pounds or “lost” my motivation for a bit, I have had injuries, I have hopped back into my flow, and I have lost it again.

However, I have found that when you “lose it,” you don’t fully lose it. Muscle memory is a wonderful thing so long as you don’t fall off track for too long, and patience can prove that even if you aren’t seeing immediate results, your body is making subtle changes that will eventually add up and both shock and satisfy you.

Between July and November, there were MANY times that I didn’t think that my body was changing enough, or at all. But, despite my periodic shortfalls, it clearly was!

Patience, iago, PATIENCE! (high five if you catch the reference)

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Where’s That Six Pack???

20131106-144518.jpg I don’t always do sit ups, but when I do, I immediately check in the mirror to see if my six pack has arrived.

Had to share, made me  laugh. Don’t we all, though? Whenever I have a hard workout, I rush home, rip off my clothes and examine my body to see if it paid off with a six pack or a significantly boosted ass. Then I remember that that isn’t how it works!

Just a couple weeks ago I remember texting my boyfriend after spending what seemed like my entire afternoon working on my “abs,” saying that if I didn’t have a six pack after that workout, I would be absolutely SHOCKED.

Waiting for the results to show is a pain in the butt (literally and figuratively), but it’s all about patience – something that I fully admit to lacking.

Hi, my name is Katie and I have zero patience.

But I am working on it, I swear.

A little over a week ago I wrote about needing to get my act together. I have! My weight is back down to just one pound higher than my lowest weigh-in overall, making me just 5lbs shy of a total loss of 40lbs. My goal is to hit 40 by the new year, but I am not banking on it because I turn into a garbage disposal over the holidays. Wishful thinking!