You know that little voice in the back of your head telling you that you’re not good enough? The voice that creates doubt? That’s fear.
Fear is an a-hole..
I have to admit even as optimistic as I am – fear creeps into my mind too.
Am I smart enough? I’ll never be as good as some personal trainers – I should just give up. It’s taking forever to reach my fitness goals, why should I keep doing this!?
I had some of those exact things run through my head today and just as the feeling of defeat was about to set in I remembered back about 2 years ago when I decided to really start working out. I was doing walking lunges across the gym floor and I got a look at my legs in the mirror. They were skinny, scrawny, boney and it hurt to even move them. I remember thinking, they are NEVER going to look different, why am I doing this!? I put my dumbbells away and hopped on a treadmill instead. For some reason, that moment always haunts me because I remember that suffocating feeling of true defeat. About a month later I hired a personal trainer and pushed, cried, ached, and PERSISTED!
When fear starts knocking on my door – I use that moment as motivation. I also remind myself that if it were easy, everyone would be doing it and fear will only win if you let it!
If you have goals they should make you uncomfortable. When you get real uncomfortable – remember that you are the only thing standing in the way. The first step is acknowledging that things won’t happen overnight and things will be HARD, but don’t let that stop you!
Push fear aside and conquer each day – you owe it to yourself.