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Allowing Fear to Rule

It’s crazy how quickly we let fear captain our ship. I was beyond scared to even start working out. A million thoughts and questions went thru my mind. Of course they were all negative. Would the workouts be too much? I’m so fat there is no way I will be able to do them. What’s the point? Am I going to push myself to hard and die? Yeah that was legit one. I made sure I shaved my legs just in case. 😉 When you haven’t done something in so long or have never done it, I think the first reaction is fear. Fear of failure. Fear of what other people will think. Fear of letting others down. That’s a huge one for me. I even missed someone’s wedding because of my fears. Talk about being selfish. Why do I let fear rule my life? I don’t go places and do things because of fear. Fear I will look like a giant sweaty ball of crazy. Fear my feet will hurt if I walk too far. Fear that I will slow others down. I mean the list could go on and on. I think at some point I would even fear fear. Your mind, your thoughts and lack of actions can definitely put you in a place that is hard to overcome. I try to work thru my fears but I don’t always win. Fear is all in your mind. I know this but I still let it rule at times. Ultimately I’m only cheating myself if I give in to fear. I’m a work in progress to say the least. Doing these workouts and actually committing to something was huge for me. You can talk yourself out of everything but it’s indescribable the feeling you have when you are able to do something that you feared you could not. We are ending week 2 of the 21 day fix and I can feel the difference. It’s not all physical. The mental wins are just as awesome. 😊  



4 thoughts on “Allowing Fear to Rule

  1. Can’t wait to see your results from week two!! Whoohoo! I am starting a new 21 day tomorrow!! Proud of! Remember, you are overcoming your fears daily!! 😘😘

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    • Part of me wants to jump on the scale now but the other part dreads it. I’m nervous that I didn’t lose again since so much was lost the first week. What if it was a scale error? Darn fear. I will push on regardless. Next week is the last week of the 21 days. I’m waiting until then to check measurements. 😬


  2. I can totally relate- I did not go to my 20 year reunion several weeks ago because I had not lost enough weight. I have been on an up and down workout journey for 1 year and 1 month now doing just exercise & watching calories. I get really disappointed at how hard I have to work just for one pound. And now and then, I go up one or two or even 3 at times. But, I try to find positives through the disappointing points. One is that I was 252 lbs. when I started in September last year. I fluctuate between 244 and 239, but I have not gained any fat back & my clothes are too big which tells me the weight I am upset about is muscle but that doesn’t make me feel better very long because what woman wants to smile and say ‘yeah, I weigh 240 lbs.’ But I have learned recently that in order to lose more, I have to increase cardio. When finances allow, I am going to try shakeology. I am very impressed that you had so much fear, yet you blog about your journey! You rock! Susan!

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    • I have no doubt that you will get to whatever weight you desire. You have always been on the go with more energy then I thought was humanly possible. 😊 Please let me know when you decide to do Shakeology. I’m officially a coach now and you can order it thru my site. It is super yummy but that wasn’t the only thing that helped me. The change in diet and workout videos have been key to my weight-loss. Fear will only be there if we allow it to be. I guess my blog was a way of punching fear in the face. It’s difficult but if anyone benefits from reading it then it was totally worth it.


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