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Do It Afraid

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Thursday, September 12, 2013



This morning when I was doing my workout DVD, I was really struggling with some of the moves, and I had to do some modifications. In the past, I would feel bad about myself if I had to modify a workout. I would think that if I wasn't keeping up EXACTLY with the workout instructor on the DVD, then I was a failure and I might as well just give up.

I gave up on myself so many times. Sometimes I'd give up before I even started. I would think "I can't do that...so why should I even try?" Or I would think "I have so much weight to lose...its going to take forever...I might as well just forget about it."

Mostly, I was just afraid of how hard I'd have to work in order to change my life and start moving towards my goals.

But then I read this quote from Joyce Meyer;
"Just because you feel fear doesn't mean you can't do it. Do it afraid."

I was afraid, but I got started anyway. It wasn't easy, and it still isn't. Although I've lost 71 lbs so far, I still have more weight to lose. And even though I workout every day, there are still things I can't do, and there are still moves that I have to modify. But then again, there so many things that I CAN do that I wasn't able to do before, and sometimes it just amazes me! I think "wow, I'm really doing this...52 years old, still overweight, bad knees...but I am doing this workout!"



If you're afraid to start, then do it afraid! You don't have to be perfect. You don't have to keep up with people who are younger than you, or people who are already in better shape than you. You only need to compete with yourself. Put forth YOUR best effort, and just take it one day at a time. Give yourself time to get better, stronger and braver. You are so worth the effort!



There are 110 days left until New Years Day. Imagine the progress you can make in that time! The days will go by no matter what you are doing, so why not make the best off that time?






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TERRIJ7 2/17/2014 11:40AM

    I can relate~

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GRAMPIAN 11/4/2013 6:23AM

  Great attitude. emoticon

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NASFKAB 10/30/2013 12:00PM

  inspirational

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SWAN47 10/29/2013 2:10AM

    Fear can stop us or slow us down but no need to let us. Thanks for sharing.

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LISA_FRAME 10/16/2013 3:06PM

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LEANMEAN2 10/13/2013 7:24AM

    Another good one. Thanks!

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EFFRAYECHILDE 9/26/2013 9:19AM

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WHITEANGEL4 9/25/2013 12:00AM

    Aweome blog. Everyone should be able to relate to this one

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1SALMON1 9/22/2013 8:43PM

    DO IT AFRAID - I've let fear stop me and slow me down in so many ways. This blog and these words will help me do better in future - thank you as always for sharing something so useful and to the point!

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REEDWEEB 9/19/2013 3:08PM

    This blog is why I am now going ahead with a 1.25 mile swim across a lake this weekend. Do it afraid totally applies, but I feel that once I am done, I will have accomplished something quite significant, Just for ME! Thanks again. emoticon

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ABHA_ABHA 9/18/2013 8:48AM

    Amazing post! loved the quote " DO it afraid"....It will be my new mantra now:) Cheers!

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CICELY360 9/17/2013 8:44PM

  Good blog

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SUECHRIS50 9/17/2013 11:28AM

    My thoughts exactly!Love the blog!!

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LEEW0LF 9/17/2013 10:10AM

  awesome point. I keep thinking it's my circumstances that I have been putting off exercising. but I think you are right. it's the fear of the commitment. my exercise room was turned into a whelping/puppy room for the last 6 weeks. I just got it back and finding excuses/other things to keep me from starting again. however you are definitely right. I do need to do it afraid. thank you. and congrats

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SNUFFKINS 9/17/2013 2:44AM

  I'm struggling with the same thing. I'm just so scared of failure, that's why I stick with the same routine for way too long. Thanks for this motivating post! emoticon

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KITTYCAT64 9/16/2013 10:57PM

    Hey I actually got an arm workout getting to the end of th e comments. I have always been competitive, so the part about not competing with anyone but yourself really comforted m e ..Great blog.

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MRSRIGS1 9/16/2013 3:40PM

    It's ok to modify an exercise. I have aches and pains as well as injuries that keep from doing certain motions. The way I try to see it is that I'm moving and that is better than just sitting and being a couch potato. You keep on moving!

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IRISHGAL46 9/16/2013 12:40PM

    You are a rock star. I am motivated by you. Thanks so much!
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NUNZIATA43 9/16/2013 9:34AM

    Love this BLOG! I'm doing it afraid and I'm starting today! Lots to think about here and ditto on the Joyce M quote. She's one who has lived it and struggled just like the rest of us! Keep moving and I WILL TOO!!
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NEWTON1068 9/16/2013 6:56AM

    Wow..i had to travel a mile down your page to leave a comment (you have a lot of followers!.) lol ..I also enjoyed this blog as I do all your blogs. I would love to get under 200 lbs before the holidays and I have to see family that hasn't seen me in awhile. Im pulling for you..lets do this and help eachother be accountable-Love from Ohio-Karen emoticon

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IAMBIZI 9/15/2013 10:30PM

    loved your blog post! emoticon

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KARENKANDO 9/15/2013 7:35PM

    Love this! That "110 days til New Year's" part? That really hit home! Thank you!!! emoticon

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GEORGE815 9/15/2013 4:38PM

    Great posters!

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PT.JEFFGIRL 9/15/2013 1:12PM

    It sounds like you are doing really great! Losing 71 pounds is awesome. Keep up the good work. emoticon

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SHARONCAPPS 9/15/2013 10:07AM

  Excellent post. I really enjoyed reading it. Thank you. Congrats on the 71 pounds lost and you will continue to lose.

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BRENDA_G50 9/15/2013 9:32AM

    I LOVE listening to Joyce Meyer and I love her quote "Just because you feel fear doesn't mean you can't do it. Do it afraid". She always tells it like it is and it makes sense to me.

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SUPERSYLPH 9/15/2013 1:55AM

    Great quote! Love it!

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LYNNLONG1 9/14/2013 11:33PM

  Thanks for sharing...great inspiration!

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MOMA5505 9/14/2013 9:26PM

    Just starting out yet again. Thanks for the motivation! I really needed it! emoticon

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-SHOREIDO- 9/14/2013 9:16PM

    emoticon Your right !! "Afraid is good" and so is "ah scared".
Sometimes it gives us that little extra "Spark!!
Enjoy your week-end!!
Thanks for sharing!

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GINGERGAL12 9/14/2013 9:10PM

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RICKISMOM1 9/14/2013 7:10PM

    Well said! And it doesn't matter how long it takes! It took me about 3-4 years to lose 75 kilos. But the fun of running to beat an almost-ready-to-turn-red-crosswalk light is SO fun! AND, BTW, even though I am near my goal weight, there are STILL some DVD stuff I have to adapt (and some DVD's I don't attempt!)

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DWEXCEL 9/14/2013 5:27PM

    You are soooooo right!

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SEWISTLADY 9/14/2013 4:25PM

    Oh I see myself in what you wrote. Except I haven't had your success yet. But I am trying and that is better than doing nothing.


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SUSIEMT 9/14/2013 4:17PM

    Great blog! I like that "Do it afraid"!

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HOLLYM48 9/14/2013 12:33PM

    Great blog Pixie! Let's all do it afraid. At least we can say we did it. Love it!
Thanks for sharing!

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-LORI-B 9/14/2013 11:31AM

    Thanks for inspiration.

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NVR2LATE2BFIT 9/14/2013 10:42AM

    Thank you so much for sharing from your heart! This was very inspirational!
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BELLA2244 9/14/2013 10:30AM

  So uplifting! Thanks for sharing. I'm just starting here and I can barely handle walking on the treadmill, but I'm doing it. I hope to be doing a "workout" soon--and I'll remember it's okay to modify the moves. :)

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PENOWOK 9/14/2013 9:11AM

    Really great!,

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