I would rather taste the chocolate ice cream now than pass on it and wait the 3 months to really see results in weight loss. I get frustrated that the moment I start a new exercise routine I’m not a pro at it and then when the results aren’t in the mirror the next day I lose motivation.
I often hear that “Nothing tastes as good as being thin feels.” Which may be true, but when you have to wait to be thin, than whatever you are eating is what is providing the instant gratification. We definitely are a culture that doesn’t like to wait. We buy everything on credit – homes, cars, food, clothes. I can watch any movie or tv show whenever I want to. And heck, I can even go to Target now and get all the back to school deals without waiting until the end of August!
So as I’m praying to not overeat, today I need to focus on asking God to work on my patience and self-control… which just happen to be 2 of the fruit of the spirit (love, joy, peace, PATIENCE, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and SELF CONTROL). So I’m thinking that is definitely an area that God will strengthen me in the more and more I seek him out!