Sunday, January 2, 2011

Fear of.....

I promised I would share my three resolutions so here they are..

I will lose the remaining 53 pounds I want to lose this year. I will achieve this by staying on track with what I eat and by working out a minimum of 4 days a week.

I will continue to eat healthy and will go macrobiotic once a quarter for 30 days which equals 4 months of macrobiotic eating.

I will finish the book. I will do this by working on for a minimum of 15 min everyday.

OKAY! Now that we have tackled that lets talk about one of the reasons why we sometimes make resolutions but fail to follow through on them.

When I became very honest with myself I had to admit that one of the reasons in the past that I have not followed through on weight loss was FEAR. I have addressed the fear and write down exactly what it was that I was afraid of. I have not conquered it but I have power over it now. So each time I am tempted not to follow my plan I look at why and if it is due to fear..I work through it and conquer that fear one day at a time.

I had to be very specific about what I was afraid of when it came to being thin again. It took a few journaling sessions and was not pretty but I was determined not to let fear of ANYTHING hold me back from living the life I was meant to live.

Your prompt today is to think about something that you are not doing or not addressing because of fear. Write down exactly what you are afraid of. Be very honest with yourself. Write it down even if you don't want to and then read it out loud to yourself. This is the first step in conquering your fears.



  1. This is a tough one. My fear of not finishing my work in progress is rejection. If I don't finish it then I won't have failure of my project.

  2. i am fearfully & wonderfully be it! i say this because there are more scarry things i have experienced than have not experienced AND survived them all, coming to a better place because of God. ;)

  3. FEAR of conflict with my husband! I usually just "shut up" when he starts "barking", but it is becoming increasingly difficult, as it is affecting MY physical health & my freedom to live in MY house and be the ME who God made me, too. Because of the trauma in my "family of origin" growing up, I said I'd NEVER live like that. The fear of that is making me sick. I'm now an ADULT, and it's time I stood up like one !!! Thanks Susan....and everyone for your sharing. It gives me courage! XO!