Try Something Scary

By Laura Moncur @ 5:00 pm — Filed under:

Photo Credit: Rafael@Dresden via FlickrFear is such a personal thing. For one person, learning to surf is scary. For another, being able to walk out to the mailbox and get the mail is. I can’t look into a magic computer screen and see each of your fears. All I can do is urge you to do something scary.

I can think of a ton of things that used to scare me:

  • Running a race.
  • Writing down EVERYTHING that I eat, even when I’m bingeing.
  • Exercising every day.
  • Eating healthy in front of my family and friends.
  • Saying no to desserts or other food that wasn’t in my plan.
  • Being a “picky eater.”
  • Hurting myself by exercising.

I could keep on writing, but these are my fears, not yours. Make a list of your biggest diet and exercise fears.


Seriously, right now, this very second make a quick list of what you’re scared of. Choose something on that list and do it now. I was scared of being thought of as a “picky eater.” Now, I have no fear of that because I was brave enough to say that I didn’t want to eat unhealthy food. It took me a long time to learn how to be POLITE and ask for what I needed, but I finally got past that fear. Today is your day to learn how to cross one of those fears off your list.

Each time you cross off a fear, you get closer to getting to goal weight and living a healthy lifestyle without effort.

Feel the fear and do it anyway.
Susan Jeffers, Ph.D., Feel the Fear and Do It Anyway, 1988


2 Responses to “Try Something Scary”

  1. John Says:

    I just finished reading that book by Susan Jeffers and highly recommend it for anyone even if you don’t believe your life is ruled by fear. I have so many fears developed from being overweight and insecure that the book really is a godsend for me.

    Each day I try to do something that previously ate away at me. Now I try to realize that the fear of doing it is actually a lot worse than just doing it…

    Take care, and thanks for a great website!

  2. vh Says:

    I tried something scary. I made homemade yogurt for the first time.

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