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What's fear got to do with it?
March 05, 2013
Too many of us are not living our dreams because we are living our fears.—Les Brown
What's fear got to do with being overweight?
Many of us use food, dieting, and weight obsession as a way of avoiding and facing our deepest fears. As long as all our life energy is tied up in this problem, including all the negative emotions that go along with it, we don't have to take the risks and actions that would improve our lives.
Many of us have gotten quite cozy in our miserable ruts, and though they don't exactly make us happy, they are far better than venturing out into unknown territory. Who knows what we might find there? As the saying goes, the devil we know is better than the devil we don't know.
Often, we project our fears into the future where they seem really big and scary. The problem is most of these things never happen. Fear is manageable as long as we stay in the present. All we need to do is take baby steps forward, and as we walk through fear, we find it goes poof! It dissipates and then disappears. And we wonder why we made such a big deal over it!
Some of us don't even know we're afraid. Fear has many faces. Some of these related to being overweight are: fear of change and the unknown, fear of making mistakes, fear of being attractive, fear of intimacy, fear of one's sexuality, fear of people's envy and jealously, fear of being abandoned, fear of being happy, fear of regaining the weight all back, fear of success, and fear of rejection and failure.
Fear wears many disguises. Some of these are laziness, procrastination, excuses, perfectionism, avoidance, and self-sabotage. These all involve plenty of fear. What do some of these look like in real life?
we allow fear to run our lives, we are living our fears
and not our dreams. How sad! This is our one and only
precious life. Do we want our lives to be a testament to
courage and inspire others by our example? Or do we want
our lives to be a testament about how we surrendered to
fear, became its victim, and therefore hid from life? It's
wish for you is to live fearlessly and fabulously! Let
nothing hold you back, especially your weight. Don't let
that become your excuse for an unlived life. Get out there
and live large!
Are you an awesome executor of excuses? Are you the Queen or King of Self-Sabotage? Or a Cowardly Lion or Lioness? Ready to live your one and only precious life? Master your weight problem and your life! Contact me for a free consultation!
Inspirational Quotes, Reflective Questions and
Thoughts by Catherine L.
declare myself a no excuse zone!
I have the ability to meet
whatever issue I'm afraid of with grace and grit.
I embrace the unknown to have
what I say I want: a new life!
I'm strong, fearless, and
courageous. I just don't know it yet!
I'm ready to do the thing I'm
afraid to do. It's in the doing that I will be transformed.
Read more about affirmations here.
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