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Patience is Also an Action

Tuesday, May 07, 2013

So I found this picture the other day that sort of got me thinking.

I've really been struggling the last month with having patience. I have just been yo-yoing up and down with the same 7-ish pounds and can't seem to just lose them and have them stay off. I've been drinking my water, been tracking my calories at least a little more consistently (I know that I need to work on this to hold myself more accountable), and have been taking my Plexus regularly too. I've lost 4 inches, which is good, but I took my measurements again last week and didn't lose any from April- it all just kind of....distributed itself differently in places...so I lost some inches in some places and went up 1/2 an inch in other places...I did measure myself after working out which I wonder if that could have made a difference- my arms were one place that gained some inches and I had worked out/did strength training with my arms which maybe might have increased them? I don't know- but anyways, it was a little discouraging to have basically stayed the same. I need to up my workouts and get more consistent (Yes, I know I've been saying this for a while now), but my schedule has been changing every week it seems which makes it harder for me to plan exactly what I'm going to be doing when. I need to remember that just like working out, tracking calories and being mindful of what I am eating, etc are actions that being patient is also something that is an action. I need to actively remember to be patient and not just expect things to happen quickly.

I also need to remember that I won't just drop a ton of weight overnight, it takes time- A LOT of time for me to get where I want to be and I can't let my lack of patience get in the way of my success, and if I can actively be patient, I will see more results than feeling like I want to give up after not seeing steady results within a week or a few days...

I've been able to go from having a 25-ish minute mile to having a 17:03 minute mile which, isn't perfect or fantastic, but I've definitely come a long way from where I've started and its taken time (and patience to get there) I've basically just been going in and trying to beat my previous time, even if its only by a few seconds each time. I did notice that I'm able to jog (at a 4.2-4.4) for over a minute and a half now where as before I could barely make it a minute before. I want to try going 2 minutes at a time when I go workout next. This week is CRAZY busy so I'm not sure how great the chances of me going this week are, but I'm going to try to go at least once before the week is over.

Today I'm helping with the talent show rehersal then tutoring until 8:00 tonight. Tomorrow is the talent show so I'll be working until its over (around 8pm), Thursday are parent teacher conferences until 7:30 and then Friday I have parent teacher conferences until 3:30 and the FC is coming down for the weekend. On Saturday I have a tutoring session (FC will have to entertain himself) and Sunday is Mother's Day so I'll be spending the day with my mom. OY I feel tired just typing what I have going on this week! There are 22 days left of school (not counting weekends) and I feel like the end cannot come fast enough!

Things with FC are going fantasticly (is that a word? well- I'm making it one today). We went to the Rapids (Soccer) game on Saturday with my parents and then he wants to do a game night with my parents on Friday or Saturday night- I have never dated a guy who is wanting to spend so much time with my parents which is crazy for me. I know its a good thing, and I'm not complaining, but its just different. FC also said that he wants to go to church with my parents on Sunday morning. I don't really go to church on Sundays (I've been going on Thursday nights with my friend Meaghan lately but that's kind of it). I know that he's trying to "get in good" with my parents and get to know them and that's great- its just very different for me for my parents to be in my relationship as much as they are. I've always just been kind of private with who I'm dating/seeing but I'm trying to look at it as a good thing and take it as it comes. I had to tell my parents to back off a little when it came to asking a million questions the other day because I'm just not that comfortable talking about everything they were asking about- that and I just didn't know some of the answers to the questions they were asking. I don't usually bombard someone I'm seeing with questions about religion and politics....I just learn it as I go and get to know as it comes up. I also just don't put as much weight on some of those topics that my parents do- I'm not super religious- but my parents are (I grew up being the pastor's kid and as a missionary kid so I didn't get off easy when it comes to religious viewpoints). But anywho....everything is going really well- I'm just looking forward to things calming and slowing down a little bit after this week. I'm ready for a break!

I'm excited to go to South Carolina to meet FC's family and to just go somewhere new that I haven't been before. June 6th cannot get here soon enough! I want to lose at least 8 more pounds by then (I basically have a month to do it, and think that I can so yeah...,mini goal...8 pounds by June 6).

I have to grab my kiddos for Science and Math, but have a great day and week Spark Lovlies!!!

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    You are making progress and you have to remember that is goal. To become overall more fit and healthy. That doesn't only reflect in inches and pounds but in habits and performance in exercising. Your mile time is gettung better. I am sure your workouts are getting easier. Continue to make forward progress! and like you said practice the patience!
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    I hear ya! We are all counting down the school days but every one of them is jam-packed. Soon summer will be here YAY!!! It's so sun to have a goal again. Have fun this weekend and hang in there.
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