Wednesday, October 2, 2013

Patience...

Often times...

I find that we rush ourselves in our progress towards our goals.

Woah Nelly!

I know when I started my lifestyle in health and fitness 3 3/4 years ago...

I wanted to see change and results fast!

Little did I know...

I would learn the art of patience along the way.

Something I wasn't too good at in any aspect of my life. I always wanted things now. I didn't want to wait. 

As I look back on how far I've come since the beginning of my lifestyle change...

I can tell you without hesitation that...

All of the progress I made didn't come overnight.

Actually, it came over many.many.and many more nights.

I mean...

It took months before my metabolism kicked into gear! (And for me to really see the transformation I so desperately wanted on the day I got started! lol)


But again...

It is in those months that I learned something very important. (And that I still continue to learn more about and practice today!)

Patience.

Patience to continue going.

Patience to allow your body to go at its own pace. (Especially when your mind thinks and wants things to go faster!)

Patience to give yourself the chance to see what consistency, commitment and dedication can amount to.

Patience to grow in all aspects of your life.

Patience to progress.

Patience to move forward.

And (but certainly not limited to)...

Patience to enjoy the moments in-between life and the goals you set before yourself.

There is so much to savour in the road ahead that...
We must make a conscious effort to slow down to enjoy and learn from it all.

All to say...

If I hadn't been patient with myself in my decision to get healthy then...

I know I wouldn't be where I am today.

Happy and healthy!

I can guarantee you that...

I'd be back on my couch.

Anxiously awaiting a way to...
Get healthy in 10 minutes.
With abs on the side ;)

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Having shared all of that with you...

Here are a few things I patiently awaited to taste as I cooked or dined out in this edition of...

What I Ate Wednesday!

Thans Jenn for the tasty link up!
Oatmeal Protein Bites
(you will always see these as I'm totally addicted lol)
Coconut Quest Bar and Starbucks :)
Chicken salad with Hummus.
Frozen Berry Greek Yogurt Bowl sweetened with NuNaturals Orange Nustevia.
Weekly sushi!
I savoured a yummy Tartufo at my surprise birthday dinner!
My brother and I LOVED Tartufos as kids.
I hadn't had this dessert in over 10 years!

Have a tasty day my friends!

Question FU You...

Are you patient?

Stay Tuned FU More On *CaNdY FiT*

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39 comments:

  1. If we had no patience, we'd have no journey that's for sure!

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  2. I am learning I have more patience than I thought I had. It can be hard though. I honestly think running has taught me so much about patience. Love this post my dear!

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    1. Ah me too! I was the most impatient in my past. Over the years I've learned to practice patience more and more. I'm getting better and better although I know it will always be a work in progress! :)

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  3. Oh patience...a lesson I need to learn so desperately!!!

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  4. Oh PATIENCE! We have to learn to practice it in so many areas of our lives. Sometimes it can be so hard to do, but in the end it is worth it. For me, being patient professionally and building my client base and brand here in Houston is taking a lot of PATIENCE. It takes time and I keep trying to remind myself of that. :)

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    1. It really can be hard and I know I've been put to the test many-a-times. We have to believe in what patience will bring and allow us to learn.

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  5. The more you talk about slowing down and being patient on your blog - the more I realize how important it is. Some weeks I find myself hoping the days will pass faster, but what is the rush, life is about enjoying ever moment and making the most of it!

    Thanks for the reminder!
    xo Lauren

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    1. As I talk about it and practice it, I am seeing how important it is too :)

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  6. What a great reminder to slow down and enjoy the journey. Patience is something I struggle with in almost every area of my life - I want instant gratification which I know isn't the way things work.

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  7. So true. The process is gradual. You are constantly growing, learning, and evolving.

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    1. And that's why we have to keep on going xo

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  8. Agree wholeheartedly, and I'm one impatient person!

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  9. Patience has been serving me well lately, just a little more I think. I'm loving making bites, so I'm going to use your oatmeal protein bites recipe and cook something up...maybe with cinnamon & raisins??? hmmm

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    1. That sounds like an awesome combo!!

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  10. I too have learned that I have a lot more patience than I thought I had. Definitely hard and definitely a journey but with so many insights along the way! It's still a work in progress.

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    1. Yes definitely. Insights and lessons!

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  11. Wise words, my friend. So true! And yummy eats. I've never had Tarfuto!

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  12. Usually I am. Lately, I am not. I have no patience with my body lately and I am not okay with how things have happened.

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  13. Patience is a virtue I was not blessed with. it is something that I have always struggled with, and probably always will. My fiance has made me a lot more of a patient person, I am not a very religious person- but for the sake of my point here...I believe he was put in my life to make me more patient person. And I am forever greatful for that.

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    1. I was not blessed with it either. It's something I've had to practice over and over again. I'm getting better and I'm seeing, realizing and feeling the benefits of it.

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  14. great post! I feel like I'm starting a new fitness journey, trying to get back into it after a rough year, and patience is definitely something I need!

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  15. My journey has taught me that you never can stop learning! :)

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    1. You really can't! There is ALWAYS something more to learn!

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  16. I agree! 100%! Patience is the key to being successful in every aspect! :)

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  17. needed this today...been feeling extremely impatient with my injury and it's making me so frustrated. This post helped more than you know :)

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  18. patience builds character, it deepens our gratefulness, it keeps us FOCUSED. loved your story friend

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    1. It does LC. It really does. That's why we have to continue working at it no matter how hard it may be at times. Appreciating the slowness and the lessons to be learned ;) xo

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  19. That yogurt bowl is so gosh dang pretty girl! :) So so colorful!

    Great reminder. Patience is the key to everything it seems. Whether that is waiting for the right opportunity, taking a breather and not rushing into something, or just it being as simple as being patient with others (or yourself!) when things get tough.

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  20. I was going to write something about patience... but then I got all impatient and wanted to comment right away on your shirt in the sushi shot... hoodlum at the helm? That's cool.

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  21. Weekly sushi is my jammmmmm!!! Patience is NOT! I was NOT born with that personality trait. My entire family has NO patience at all! LOL

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  22. I have definitely had to learn patience, especially with fitness. I want to be 'that guy' who can lift heavy, look buff but... lol, it ain't happening, and its a slow process.

    Cannot wait to try tupperwaring your protein bites!

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  23. You've so made me want to have sushi for dinner tonight!!

    That is so true about being patient and just trusting that the consistency does and will pay off. Inspiring as always :)

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  24. It's funny, I have patience for somethings and no patience for others. I was the same way as you - I expected to see results overnight and I would get frustrated when I didn't. It took me several years to realize that my body is not like a light switch. It's more like a dimmer, ha ha. You turn it on and it starts with a slow burn that eventually reaches a full on glow. :)

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  25. I love how you have the same hat in a before and after photo! I needed this today girl - I am having a hard time being patient and trusting the process!! THANK YOU!

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  26. Great post! I am not patient at all! My biggest weakness. I want everything NOW! But that's what my journey taught me: you don't need to be patient because you have to start NOW to make changes. There is nothing like a quick fix when it comes to being healthy and fit and that's why there is no excuse to delay it anymore. Though it might take some time you can always do something NOW to get better, stronger, healthier.

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  27. You are so smart!!! What's interesting is I am really patient with my progress as a runner, but I haven't always been patient with myself in other areas. I don't know what the difference is, but I'm working on it!!

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