"Patience and perseverance have a magical effect before which difficulties disappear and obstacles vanish." - John Quincy Adams
"Patience and fortitude conquer all things." - Ralph Waldo Emerson
"Endurance is patience concentrated." - Thomas Carlyle
Patience is something that we forget when we are on a journey, any journey. Certainly one that betters our health. We want results now, to wear that dress tomorrow, to not be sore the next morning, to not anguish over every cookie.
But I swear, patience with yourself, with others around you and with the process itself will be a reward. The weight-loss, increased muscle or piece of mind will simply be a bonus.
And if all else fails remember this (which undoubtedly first appeared on a Hallmark card):
"Please be patient, God's not done with me yet."
Yours in (mental) health, Kate