Happy Monday Peaches!
So often we let our fears hold us back when it comes to our health even though staying right where we are is actually worse than what we are afraid of.
Finding yourself paralyzed by fear? Here are a few of the common fears that get in the way of our goals. And here is a little game I made up called Maybe It Will, Maybe It Won’t to point out the possible results of our choices.
Maybe you will find this post helpful…. but then maybe you won’t. Haha!
FEAR: I Won’t Be Able To Stick To A Healthy Eating Meal Plan
Maybe It Will….. make you miserable because you miss your old way of eating. Maybe you will hate it so much you will give in and feel like a failure and end up feeling worse than you already do.
Maybe It Won’t….. be so bad. Maybe you will enjoy the way you feel from living a healthy lifestyle so much that you won’t even want to eat the way you used to anymore. Maybe you will actually like healthy food. Maybe it will start with eating less sugar and you will end up just like one of those beautiful, fit people you see on Health Magazine while waiting in line at the grocery store.
Certainly: If you don’t try a healthy eating meal plan, you will never know if you like it or not, if you can stick to it or not, and you will certainly stay the way you are.
FEAR: I Have Already Failed MANY Times At Trying To Eat A Healthy Diet, I Will Just Fail Again.
Maybe It Will….. make things worse to try again. Maybe you will not be able to do it, again, and only feel worse about yourself.
Maybe It Won’t….. be the same outcome this time. Maybe, if you come at it with a clean slate, a brand new mindset, you can forget every single thing that you have ever done wrong in the past and start again. Maybe this can be the start of something fantastic.
Certainly: If you believe you can’t, you are right.
FEAR: I Will Not Be Able To Keep Up With A Exercise Program
Maybe It Will….. be to hard. Maybe it will hurt. Maybe you won’t be able to keep up with everyone else in the class. Maybe you will feel ashamed. Maybe you will feel discouraged. Maybe you will feel uncomfortable. Maybe you will just give up because you feel ashamed and discouraged and uncomfortable.
Maybe It Won’t….. be so bad that it’s hard. Maybe it won’t be so bad that it hurts. Maybe when you can’t keep up with everyone else, it will fuel a fire that you didn’t know was inside you. Maybe you will feel proud. Maybe you will feel encouraged because your body did something you didn’t think it could…..what else can it do? Maybe it will feel good to feel uncomfortable for a bit…… maybe you will feel alive!
Certainly: If you don’t give it a shot, you will stay just as you are right now.
FEAR: People Will Think I Am Stupid
Maybe It Will….. be that you are laughed at. People will wonder why you are even trying. People will laugh behind your back because you are overweight and trying to get in shape. Maybe they will think you are stupid for daring to step into a gym looking the way you do. Maybe they will even say something to you. Maybe your feelings will be hurt.
Maybe It Won’t….. be any of your business what they say behind your back. Maybe you will not care what they think because you are too focused. Maybe you will do what is good for you despite what people think or say. Maybe you will put one foot in front of the other and keep your eye on your goal. Maybe you will gain respect for yourself. Maybe you will find out that’s all the respect you needed in the first place.
Certainly: You are the result of your thoughts.
Just some thoughts.
Maybe today will be like yesterday……. but maybe it won’t!