Trust the Process…

One of the best pieces of  advice my husband has ever given me has been “Trust the process.” He reminds me of this constantly when I’m becoming impatient with one of the workouts and I think it’s not working… he looks at me, giggles and says “You’re so funny, you know you’re getting results. Just trust the process.”

Of course what happens with me is not that I don’t trust that it’s working but I think that somehow I should look like a swimsuit model ALREADY, regardless of the fact that I have only been working at it for a few months (it hasn’t even been a year) and that well, I’m NOT a swimsuit model. Hey but at least I can make fun of myself and laugh at how silly my thoughts are at times. Truth be told, I am in much better shape than 3 years ago, 2 years ago and 1 year ago. I am probably in better shape now then I have been in years. People who have recently met me don’t believe me when I tell them how I looked in May of last year, until of course, I show them my pictures. As a result from all of this, I have noticed that I am less and less impatient because I do trust the process. This stuff works, you can’t expect it to wake up one day after doing P90X for 2 or 3 weeks and all of a sudden you’ll be fit. No, it is one little step after another. What I tell the people I coach is: “Don’t focus on the number on the scale, focus on how your clothes start to fit, if they start to feel a little loose here and there, that’s when you know it is working. If you’re not losing weight quickly enough, adjust your calories, check what you’re eating. Keep a food journal and plan your meals ahead of time taking in consideration how many calories you will be consuming, drink plenty of water and watch the amount of sodium you eat. I don’t eat much salt and I have increased the amount of water I drink. I keep a 25.5 ounce BPA free plastic bottle by my desk and fill it up 3 times with water.

There have been people who have lost 150 Lbs or more doing P90X, or some of the other workouts and it takes something, it takes consistency and trusting that it’s going to work. When you trust that it will work for you, then you just don’t want to stop, little by little, step by step, day by day… just remember one workout at a time is what will bring you closer to your goal. It’s the sum of all the workouts together that will get you to your goal.

I had my blood pressure checked a couple of days ago for my physical, it is 118/69. That’s the blood pressure of a healthy 25 – 35 year old female. (Source:

So this got me thinking, I am going to have a six-pack and I am out to prove that I can do so even if I am in my 40’s and even after having a child. I am also out to prove that contrary to normal belief, I don’t have to be a professional athlete to have a six-pack. I can have it all, be a wife, mom and be in the best shape of my life. I am on day 40 of my current workout, Insanity. So six-pack, her e I come!