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You ever had that feeling that you were scared??

Monday, January 02, 2012

Have you ever imagined doing something good for yourself, but that immediate fear kicks in and says "there's no way you can do that"?

Prime example: I've been brainstorming my goals for 2012, because every year like millions of people my main goal is to "lose weight". Well this year I want to have a goal that is not focused on a number but will benefit my health and strength (mental physical). I came upon an old dailySpark post called 5 Fun Fitness Goals for the New Year and the goal that jumped out at me was "Complete a 5K"! I thought to myself you've walked 3 miles many times how about running a 5K?? emoticon


That's when the doubt, fear, negative self talk kicked in immediately. emoticon

So now as I type this blog to the world I must admit I like that feeling of being uncomfortable and a bit scared when it comes to taking risk for the benefit of saving my life and maybe a million more just from motivating others.

And not only that, but this fear and self doubt I have will be the center-stone that I focus on as I cross the finish line. This fear and self doubt will be my motivation and ultimate push to the finish line so that I will no longer have this self doubt; but have Courage to take that leap, jump, or hop to the unknown to see how far I can go. emoticon

My research now begins for training and then I will put my goal (Run a 5K) in black and white with a date.

*Reminder I have never been a runner emoticon...ever...lol
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INSHAPE2011 1/4/2012 7:00PM

    Small changes make for big wins. I too find yself being scared of big changes, doubting myself and being a perfectionist it tends to put me off even starting. So this year my motto is small wins. What us a small enough goal that takes you toward the right direction without scaring you too much? Focus on that. A little scared is ok. emoticon

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MOMS100 1/3/2012 6:09PM

    You can do it!!!!!

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DRB13_1 1/3/2012 5:40PM

    Take it from many who have gone through the experience - trying something new and finishing it is one of the great joys in life.
One of my favorite 5Ks is the Susan Komen Race for the Cure. Consider entering this year - the proceeds go to a worthy cause. The number of people who participate will let you know whether you are a walker, runner, or in between, you are not alone. AND YOU CAN DO IT!!!
So sign up for the Couch to 5K (C25K) training and make that dream of completing your first 5K come true! Who knows???!!!
You may end up loving it and go on to the half or even the full marathon. All it takes is that first step.
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NEVERORNOW 1/3/2012 4:06PM

    If you can walk 5K, you can run it - I think that's an awesome goal for the new year. It's normal to have a fear of trying something new, just don't let it get the best of you. Go for it! :)

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BOVEY63 1/3/2012 2:03PM

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ARCHIMEDESII 1/3/2012 1:19PM

    You have to take a "leap of faith" ! That means if you want to make a change, you've got to be willing to come out of your comfort zone. There is absolutely nothing to be afraid of. 5Ks are for fun and the collecting of cool t-shirts. no one will be judging you or making comments. They're there for the same reason you are i.e. to have a challenge and some fun too.

I say,"GO FOR IT!"

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ACCT1908 1/3/2012 9:29AM

    YEP! Running totally freaks me out. I love races, but I hate to train. I am hoping to get back out there soon because I've always wanted to be a runner. LET'S DO IT!! Put these fears behind us.

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IMREITE 1/3/2012 1:03AM

    i never realized hoe much i have not accomplished because i was to afraid to try and fail. I hope to use my scared feeling to push me harder..

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ALWAYSCHANGING 1/2/2012 7:28PM

    Girl! You can do it. I have signed up for many and made it to none because I believed I couldn't. Wouldn't it be fantabuolous if we could find one in both our areas that are on or close to the same date so we could motivate one another to do it and celebrate together?! I have to do running training for my son's upcoming race anyway so this could be the icing on the cake...let me know what you think. Hit me up here or if you still have my number shoot me a text! Regardless I will be cheering you on all the way!

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CANDOK1260 1/2/2012 6:38PM

    emoticon you can reach for a goal even if you don;t get there this year you will be thAT MUCH CLOSER NEXT YEAR

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MZDOOR 1/2/2012 5:49PM

    Great goal! Good luck to you. Keep us posted

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HUSKERSALAD 1/2/2012 5:28PM

    I like your goal--and love that you are acknowledging your self-doubt before you stomp it out!

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VIRGOGURL4 1/2/2012 3:41PM

    It took me almost a year after jogging/running on the treadmill to even sign up for my first 5-K. But when I did it, it was much easier than I thought -- and it made me wonder what else I could've accomplished.

When it comes to living healthy, our mind is often our worst enemy. Those emotions and negative feelings -- especially fear -- can really be a downer. The only way to overcome this is through facts and logic. The fact is that you can walk 3 miles easily. The fact is that it only takes six weeks to train for a 5K. I say give yourself two months to train -- with a goal of jogging at least half of the way.

Active.com makes it easy to register for a local race, and SP has excellent groups for aspiring 5K runners:

http://www.sparkpeople.com/
myspark/training-plans.asp

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GREGSLUVBUNNY13 1/2/2012 3:19PM

    Fear of the unknown is common. But your strength needs to round house kick that fear in the face!! YOU CAN DO IT!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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TAGSUIT2 1/2/2012 3:12PM

    emoticon I have faith in you, and you have faith also, putting the first step forward will kill the fear, putting one step in front of the other. Just like you did your first 3 mile walk.
you have to say i know i can, i know i can, and you can emoticon

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