Sunday, April 4, 2010

Patience Is Not My Virtue

This is not entirely true because when it comes to small children, I have patience like a saint.  But when it comes to myself and what I want for myself, like losing weight, I want it and like yesterday.

Where did this animosity come from?  The fitting rooms at H&M, that's where.  After checking out the iPad at the mall, I sent the kids to the indoor play space and went up to H&M, my favorite store.  They had more $13 dresses that I simply had to try on and a buy one get one free offer on select blouses.  Who's going to pass that up?  Not this girl.  Anyway, fast forward to the fitting room... I had success with what I chose, but looking in the mirror gave me a sobering glance at what still needs to happen to make me look my absolute best.  It was disheartening, to say the least.  I mean, my self-confidence is still intact, but I just want to look the way I want to look now. Screw the phrase, "good things come to those who wait."  I want it now.

I guess what I need to do is to have more determination and faith that it will happen, that I have to be patient.  I need to learn to have patience with myself and the process.  I've done this before and it works, but for some reason it seems harder now.  Faulty memory?  Perhaps, and I can only live in the present and not dwell on how it was in the past or how it might be in the future.  How zen of me - ha!

Keeping the faith... and going out for a walk!


  1. I'm glad you know what you need to do. It'll take some time...but you'll do it. Just grab those bulls by the balls!

  2. Two words: skull crushers! It's the only way to break through the flab on my triceps. My legs are doing well since I'm running and walking, but I need to really kick some ass on my arms and back and it's happening now. It's on like Donkey Kong - LOL!

  3. I always hated that phrase "Good things come to those who wait."

    I'd like to replace that with "Good things come to those that work hard at it."