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Motivation Monday – Eliminating Fear

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Hey everyone, welcome to motivation monday and today’s topic is Eliminating Fear when it comes to taking control of your health.

Getting in shape requires a lot of hard work and discipline.  You need the mental strength and commitment to not only get started, but to also keep going.  For a lot of people, this can be very intimidating.  This can be due to time, motivation, etc, but a lot of the time it is due to fear.  

Fear that reaching your fitness goals is not possible and therefore afraid that failure will most likely be the end result.  Well I’m here to tell you that success is possible and the only way to overcome that fear is by jumping in and getting started.

Getting Started

It’s important to understand that when it comes to taking control of your health, you need to know that it starts with you.  No matter how many times someone tells you that eating right and exercise is good for you health, if you don’t make that first move, it won’t matter.

It’s Not as Bad as You Think It Is

The mind is an amazing thing.  It has the ability to create things that aren’t actually there, especially when it comes to being afraid.  

It makes you think of all the bad things that can happen if you decide to take action on anything you feel is important to you, and then makes you quit before ever getting started.  

But have you ever have that moment where you were afraid of something and when you actually try it, you find out it wasn’t as bad as you thought.  

Well it’s the same thing when it comes deciding to better your health.  You will find out it’s not as bad as you thought.  

So take the plunge and see what happens.

The More You Do It, the Less Scary It Is

When trying something out for the first time, it always seems scary.  But just like when you first rode a bike or was able to drive a car by yourself for the first time, you find out the more you do it, the less scary it is.  

It’s the same when it comes to fitness and health.  It’s difficult when you exercise for the first time in a long time, but as you create a routine, it starts to get a little bit easier and less scary.

Being able to overcome the fear of exercise is key to taking control.

Never Give Up

My final tip for eliminating fear is to never give up.  Don’t let fear be the reason to not take control of your health.  It’s easy to be lazy and keep telling yourself you’ll get started eventually.  

Finding motivation to get started can be the toughest thing for most people, but it helps to find your why when it comes to your health.  

Whether it be your children, family member or friend, use it as motivation to take control because you know how important it is not only to yourself, but to them as well.

So please share your thoughts or any questions you may have about eliminating fear.