Thanks!! My best advice is to just do it!! Like the Nike commercial. The only way to enjoy yourself is to go out there and walk your little heart out... turn that part of your brain that focuses on what other ppl are saying (b/c honestly 99% of the time you just think they are)... turn it over to a new subject. Something you enjoy, or make up a story in your head... and let your imagination take you away. I find walking quietly a great way just to communicate with myself... and in this busy world sometimes that's not so easy to accomplish.
For me, it was the pups who helped, and who inspired me to get out there. I get to go wherever and whenever I want, but they only get the pleasure when I accompany them. I just couldn't deny them that. Plus, (I'm a little on the self conscious side as well) with them beside me I figure everyone is looking at them and not me, which is pretty much true. They light up not only my life, but everyone we meet on the road. Do you have a dog, or have a neighbour with one that you could offer to walk??
Just a couple suggestions that worked for me. When you're self conscious, the best thing you can do for yourself is modify your thinking. I wish you all the luck in the world... you are worth it!!! Did you hear that...?
YOU ARE WORTH IT!!!!!!!!
Edited by: MAGNOLIADEE at: 6/1/2009 (19:17)
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