Fear can hold you back or drive you forward.

  • Many people don’t lose weight because of fear.
  • Fear of the pain involved in exercising.
  • Fear of failure.
  • Fear of change.
  • Fear of the unknown.
  • Fear of success.

I started, and stopped, hundreds of workout routines and diet plans/pills before I found what worked for me. I was afraid I wouldn’t like the food on a diet, exercising would be too hard, and/or I would fail…again. What clicked for me was my “aha moment”…I saw a woman on tv who looked a lot like me (we could have been cousins). Her starting weight was close to mine, same height, same hair color, etc. It was like I was looking into a mirror in the future. For the first time in my entire life, I could actually visualize being skinny/smaller/fit. She looked just like me…and had lost  lot of weight…..Maybe I could look like that, too???

I was afraid, VERY afraid, when I started my diet. I actually didn’t open the diet information until several days after the box came in the mail. When I did open the package, I was still leary…was this a waste of money? Was this a waste of time? Was I going to fail another weight-loss program?

But…..I began to leaf through the contents, read a few testimonials and saw an excerpt from “my twin” from the infomercial. My faith and inner-strength renewed, I went over all of the details that night. I did my homework, research, prepared myself for The First Day Of The Rest Of My Life.

I was very successful, in my opinion, on my weight-loss journey. I am proud of how far I

have come. I love helping others reach their goals, too. But, I have to be completely honest….I have had to deal with my  fears, to maintain my weight-loss and be successful. I had to do things that were really, really scary…like walking into a gym at 250+ pounds to sign up for a membership. I had to quiet the negative self-talk and self-doubt to make the right choices where food is concerned.

“There is only one thing that makes a dream impossible to achieve: the fear of failure.”  ―    Paulo Coelho,    The Alchemist

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