Have you ever looked in the mirror, and been dissatisfied because you don't seem to be progressing toward your goal?
We follow all of the procedures exactly, and we get frustrated because the result that we see is not commensurate to the amount of sweat, and pain that we endure.
Where did things go wrong?
I remember my personal trainer telling me that even if I do a hundred sit ups everyday, it won't be enough to get me a six-pack abs. There are a lot of other factors involved. Many people understand that effectual wellness does not happen overnight. It is a process we cannot rush. Each body has it's own unique pace. Even if we embark on a fitness quest with our bestfriend, and work on exactly the same routine and eat the same kind and amount of food, we will not lose exactly the same amount of weight or inches. Some of us tend to treat wellness like a competition.
Let me assure you that it is not!
Wellness is a process that enables our body, spirit, and mind to reach optimal levels. It allows us to be free of the hustle and bustle of everyday life. Great things require time, and rushing them may impair their quality. Have you heard of DOMS (Delayed Onset Muscle Soreness) or 'muscle fever'? Even our body knows when we need to take it easy, rest, and find time to recover.
Forcing ourselves can also result in exhaustion and demotivation. That is why I constantly tell my students to take it slow, not to rush, and only take what they can at the time. Just enjoy the process, and appreciate how it is done.
Let us avoid comparing ourselves to others. Every detail of ourselves is unique. We will attain our peak in time — as long as we are consistent. Be patient, and focus on progress.
After all, every small win is still progress. We are all winners in our own right.