But first — what is a fear?
A fear is an unpleasant emotional response induced by a perceived threat
Key word here being “perceived” — it’s not necessarily a *true* threat.
It fascinates me how someone [me being that someone] can be terrified of snakes… yet, there are people out there that LOVE snakes + even have PET SNAKES [what!??!]. At what point in my upbringing did I become scared of snakes? ++ why?
We have sOoOoO many fears — all of which stem from something we learned during our lifetime [through our parents, society, an experience, school, etc] + chose to accept as a belief. Pretty crazy, right?
There are some big, juicy discussions we can dive into regarding fears — BUT, with the start of the #CHAARGBOOTYCAMP [hey, heyyyyy day one! ❤], I want to focus on you girls doing the Bootycamp + dive into the FitPlan related fears you may have.
ALSO. These next six weeks, I’m going to be doing something a little bit differently for these *Monday Motivation* posts.. they are all going to be related to the FitPlan… AND, they are all going to be on AUDIO! ❤ [drumroll plz + thankyeeeews] We’ve been getting a lot of requests for a CHAARG Podcast, so — this is our little *trial run* to see how it goes : ). // Not doing the Bootycamp? No worries! I think you’ll still find the podcasts helpful. ++ it’s a perfect way to learn more about our FitPlans — we hope you’ll join us next time!
The 10 most common FitPlan fears…
#1] I’ll fall behind
#2] I won’t see progress compared to other girls
#3] The workouts will be too hard
#4] The workouts will be too easy
#5] I’m scared//embarrassed to post on instagram because I think people will judge you
#6] I won’t have enough time to journal or make time for myself
#7] Ive never used dumbbells + am nervous to try something new
#8] I’m intimated at the gym
#9] I’m scared to reach out to people ++ ask them to meet up because I feel like it will be awkward [even though I really do want to meet up with others!]
#10] I’m overwhelmed by all the information, but I want to make sure I read everything so that you follow the plan *perfectly*
HOOKAY. While I could help you find solutions to these fears… I want to hear from YOU — especially all of you FitPlan superstars : ). How can girls overcome these fears? Hit REPLY + send me your thoughts! You could be featured in the next post! ❤ [ps // so much love to this post in our TOP SECRET ; ) FitPlan Facebook Community… 47 comments?! Um, you guys rock!]
We talk about fears. We talk about how to overcome fears. But, what’s the *opposite* of fear?
“The opposite of fear is acceptance [fear had no foothold if we accept what’s about to come], which leads to curiosity, which leads to a sense of understanding, which leads to feelings of safety, trust, + finally, love.”[More on this here]
In order to truly overcome our fear, we need to accept our fear. We need to accept where we are — right now. ++ start that change inside our mind… recognizing that it’s just a *perceived* threat — it’s not necessarily *true*.
“The change you are looking for is inside your head.”
Journal prompt — Write down a fear you have that’s taking up a lot of energy in your life. Try to understand “why” it’s a fear of yours. Is this a fear you want to continue giving energy to? If not… gather the courage to change your thoughts on that fear. What can you do this week to take a step towards overcoming that fear?
Cheers to you,