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Friday, May 16, 2014

For a while I thought in order to start seeing results and hitting goals I had to be a gluten-free- paleo-crossfit addicted-gym rat. But that just isnt me. It all became frustrating and overwhelming and nothing was working. I made my life more difficult when in reality this journey (although not easy) is more simple that what I was making it.

I am a horrible decision maker and have a fear of failure. The two of those go together and have created paralysis from over-analysis in my life. I am terrified of making the wrong choice because what if that causes a mistake and I fail at something?! OH THE HORROR! But not making a choice, is ultimately making a choice. Waiting too long to make a choice can result in missing out because the time and opportunity have passed.

I am learning to listen to my inner voice and look deep within myself to find answers. I am learning what I want to do and finding ways to make it happen. I am finding recipes that are something I would enjoy making and eating. I found a yoga class near my work that I am going to try. I am finding out and figuring out what works for ME. Not what some fitness magazine says I should do, or what the latest "healthy lifestyle craze" is.

Its pretty simple. Not easy, but simple. I am doing this for me.
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  • EABHA70
    Well said!

    By the beginning of this year I was all worn out with dieting...trying a million different (and sometimes very restrictive) plans and getting nowhere.

    Now I am finding slow and steady results without cutting out a single thing I like or adopting a trendy diet plan. And I'm so happy! Sounds like you are too!
    1403 days ago
    Sounds wonderful - I love yoga even though I am SO NOT flexible - lol. I enjoy it too much to care :)

    Glad you are having a happy time :)
    1404 days ago
    Beautifully said! emoticon
    1404 days ago
    So, maybe you should write "I used to be a horrible decision maker because I had an abnormal fear of failure. But now I've learned to make the best decision possible at the time and adjust that decision as need be to adapt to changing conditions." Because that is EXACTLY what you are doing now!!!! And it's SWEET!!!!
    1405 days ago
    Glad you're finding what works for you.
    It's no fun to obsess over anything.
    1405 days ago
    I too am struggling with finding what will work for me. Run training only worked for so long and I know I need to rein in my bad eating habits... Like peanut butter at night... I will be going BACK to zumba this Tuesday and will be walking lots this weekend because of camping and hopefully, I can make it a good habit to bring home to move with the dogs. I will also be biking more and trying to get into more ST. That is my biggest problem.

    Hope you have a super weekend and hopefully we will see a blog about your new class!
    1405 days ago
    I'm always afraid of failure too and it keeps us from living and truly following our hearts. keep listening to that inner voice!!

    1405 days ago
    Ugh, such wisdom that's pouring out of you!! :D It's amazing! Every single word here was pure truth. Loved it!
    1405 days ago
  • MAGIK0731
    Let me know how the yoga class goes. I love yoga!
    1405 days ago
    Great outlook! This is your journey and only you know what will make it work best! You need to find something that fits your lifestyle, not something that you're going to hate and avoid. Sounds like you're on the right track!

    1405 days ago
  • JESS0107
    You go girl!! That is the spirit!!
    1405 days ago
    Thanks for the great reminder!!! We are not all the same and so every aspect of this journey should be tailed to us as individuals!!!


    Samm :)
    1405 days ago
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