Then you have to stop seeking short-term gratification.
I know, I know—it feels so damn good (now) to watch the changes occur rapidly & to succumb to every whim!
But how has that worked for you thus far?
I’m guessing not well, or you wouldn’t be here😜
While *patience* may not be the sexiest word on the planet, it’s a HUGE sign of maturity. And it’s a requirement for a long-lasting, healthy relationship with food!
You have to be willing to sacrifice your desire for quick endorphin hits for deep & sustainable health—mentally & physically.
Make no mistake! If you’re consistently…
Bouncing around from one extreme to the other (all-or-nothing)
Obsessed with your tightly controlled & miserable routine.
Eating a bunch of shit that doesn’t serve you all the time (YOLO)
Refusing to look at your emotional state & are seeking escape.
Focusing on your appearance at the expense of your mental & physical health…
You’re sacrificing your future self.
You’re letting your ego or monkey brain run the show instead of the real-mature-evolved-deeply-knowing you make the decisions.
What does patience (& maturity) look like?
Developing a positive relationship with food BEFORE pursuing aesthetic goals.
Learning skills to navigate discomfort outside of food, exercise & manipulating your body.
Taking the time to understand WHY you interact with food & your body the way you do.
Prioritizing physical health over aesthetic goals.
Taking the time to learn about your own body, preferences, & goals rather than blindly following everyone else’s.
These outcomes are what everyone wants, but very few are willing to put in the work. To sacrifice child-like temptations (I get them too, big time!).
But I promise you—you’ll be SO DAMN HAPPY, PROUD, & EMPOWERED when you do!