Hello Everyone! 🙂
I am up late tonight with the topic of Perseverance on my heart. Why do you ask? Well, it speaks to me personally and at this moment in my life. For me, it has to do with health and fitness. I have been a member of a gym at least since 2013. With that being said, when I get into a great routine and begin seeing results, something always comes up that takes me out for months on in. I look back and wonder how my body would look if I would’ve stayed consistent from 2013 until now. Makes me a little sick to think of it quite frankly lol. Anyway, after I moved to Atlanta, I completely got out of my routine and gained about 15 or so pounds. I had already gained a few pounds before I moved. I tried off and on to get back in the gym but my motivation wasn’t there. I thought my wedding would really motivate me and it did…well a little. I went a couple of times a week and became a vegetarian but I only made a little progress before the wedding. After the wedding, I took about 3 months off to regroup. Now, I am back in the gym and have been going consistently for 2 months, at least 4 times a week. I am eating a lot better and I am seeing results. I know you’re wondering why I said the title relates to me right? Well, it relates to me because I want to give up at times. Even though it has only been 2 months, I have really worked my butt off with eating and working out. I am seeing results but not quick enough for me I suppose. I know I gained a lot of weight but I guess I expected to be the size I was in 2014 in 2 months. I know it sounds crazy but it is taking too long in my mind. Real talk. That is how I feel. Logically speaking, I am being unrealistic. Especially because I am over 30 and my metabolism has slowed down and it takes more to lose the fat I gained.
I say all of that to say, whatever it is you are feeling like giving up on, DON’T! Unless it is something bad for you of course. However, if you are working on a new business, career, blog, vlog, music, weight loss etc, keep pressing on. I know you may want it to happen in your own timing but your timing may not be the right time for that particular thing. It may take 6 months or 6 years but don’t give up. The quick fixes aren’t always long lasting. The things you put your blood, sweat and tears in are far more worth it and long lasting. I plan to keep pressing on and as much as I want a bag of Doritos, I know I can’t do it.
Keep going my friends, whatever you want will come to past. Patience is KEY!! Just believe and have faith and trust God’s timing.
Be blessed 🙂