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When you feel like you just don't want to exercise and/or eat right.....do it anyway......get STARTED.....do it even if you are afraid it's not going to work. Get rid of the negative!!!

- Submitted by BELLACUDDLES 3/25/2010 in Getting Started | 12 Comments
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LASHERTHECAT 3/26/2010 8:22:00 AM

    I used to do everything "afraid" because I was seriously "afraid" of just about everything! I was terribly shy. JUST DO IT!! Spark is for YOU. It doesn't matter what other people think... It's your LIFE we're talking about!!
PDILLOWE 3/30/2010 12:08:00 PM

    This is so true. When I first started I was so afraid of failure that I didn't want to tell anybody that I was doing it. Then I joined Curves for the extra exercise but I thought I would be the only fat person in there and wouldn't be able to keep up. Well I did it anyway and found out that I was wrong. I look forward to going and trying to be an encouragement to others who are struggling. Get over the fear and get out and see what all you can accomplish!
YANSKA 6/14/2010 4:57:00 AM

    Brilliant philosophy! It's funny - you start out afraid and then you end up kickin' butt! It's all about those first few, crucial steps. let's do it! :)
EGGBASKET1 12/25/2010 9:29:00 AM

    I LIKE THIS SECRET ! "BE AFRAID" OF IT ALL ! IF YOU DON'T START A HEALTHY LIFESTYLE, BE AFRAID OF THE UNHEALTHY LIFESTYLE !!! BE AFRAID OF THE UNHEALTHY FOODS YOU EAT AND WHAT THEY DO TO YOU AND HOW THEY MAKE YOU FEEL...SHORT TERM AND LONG TERM. BE AFRAID OF THE INACTIVITY AND A COUCH POTATO LIFESTYLE AND WHAT INACTIVITY DOES TO YOU AND HOW YOU FEEL WITHOUT IT, SHORT TERM AND LONG TERM !!! ONE STEP AT A TIME...YOU CAN DO IT !!! SLOW AND STEADY WINS THE RACE !!!
MERRY CHRISTMAS ! EGG (MARY IN INDIANA)
HANNAH_CALM 11/16/2010 11:22:00 AM

    What a catchy title! I wasn't sure what this would be about when I first saw it. "The only thing we have to fear, is fear itself." was that JFK? Anyway, great attitude! Perfection isn't required, we just have to start living healthier lives.
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1REDBEAUTIFUL 3/26/2010 12:29:00 AM

    This is exactly what I needed!
LLCURTS 3/25/2010 4:32:00 PM

    What helped me was just doing the SP program - especially portion control - education helped me. Read and understand the articles when first starting out - soak it all in and DO IT!
GOOZLEBEAR 3/25/2010 2:08:00 PM

    I found that using the fitness and nutrition trackers have been a big help in keeping me on track. Also love all the wonderful friends I've met who are so encouraging. emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon
_JUNIP_ 8/20/2012 10:55:00 AM

    Abso-lutely! If it's not scary, it's probably not worth it! emoticon emoticon
CHGINGNANA 3/15/2011 1:22:00 PM

    Thanks for the words of wisdom.
BILLIEB1120 3/7/2011 9:13:00 PM

    my 11 year old son see's a therapist for several issues and one week his mantra was do it afraid. He is afraid to talk to others, to do things alone(ie check out alone at the gas station) and this REALLY helped open him up. We just kept repeating it everyday. He still isn't extremely social but he doesn't come across as rude anymore either.
HANNAH_CALM 11/27/2010 9:01:00 PM

    Well, I've been informed that Franklin Delano Roosevelt is responsible for the quote, "...the only thing we have to fear is fear itself...". He said it in his inaugural address.

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