Your beliefs around fear can either mobilize you or paralyze you. Many people think that I’m fearless, but that’s actually not the case. Plenty of things scare me! But throughout my childhood, I developed a postulate around fear that has enabled me to plow forward despite it.
This postulate (which you will hear about in this episode) has actually become the very thing that has caused me massive amounts of stress, anxiety, nausea, and physical pain in recent months surrounding my workout sessions.
Listen to what I realized has been going on with me lately and how one simple question to my trainer Mark has completely changed everything.
You will hear:
How my back pain history led me down the path towards strength training
What my REAL problem was with my back, and how I made the pain disappear (it isn’t what you think)
How to identify real fear
A unique tip for facing fear head-on and learning how to respond to it
How to assess a situation rationally (and how this skill can be damaged when authority figures in a child’s life shout at them)
…and so many more gold nuggets that will help you sculpt a shit-hot physique even if you’re afraid of what it might take to do it
“Do what you can do and not what you THINK you can do.”
Podcast Reference List
Awareness is the first step to change
Becoming aware of fears
Freedom lies in the capacity to pause between stimulus and response
8 thoughts on “How I Overcome This Fear To Sculpt And Shred My Body – Podcast Episode 64”
Hi Kim, I’ve been listening to this podcast & omg it has helped figure out something I’ve been mulling over, normally fear wise I’m fine, back me into a corner & I’ll come out all guns blazing but with this situation I’m mulling over I just couldn’t understand why I just wasn’t doing what I normally would do & thats go ahead & to hell with the consequence but I’m a bit sheepish about this, anyway thank you about the evaluating & I now realise it’s because if I go ahead with it, my fear is, what if it fails? What will people think? What if I can’t achieve success in it? … it’s all the what if’s but now I have realised this, so what? I’ll give it my best shot & to hell with it, thank you from the bottom of my heart, I now have a clearer mind & know where to begin♥️ this podcast was definitely meant for me to hear ♥️♥️
I am so glad it helped you! Ask yourself if I do this thing, and I fail what is the worst that can happen? Remember failure is how we learn, adapt and ultimately find our biggest successes! I look forward to watching your evolve and smash your goals! xoxo
Wow now I view my work outs totally different after listening to this podcast. I want to ENJOY them and feel good and not fear anyyyy moves! I still go to failure which I learned from you but I also make sure i’m not going to injure myself in any way. I still have some weird energy towards hip thrusts…. I don’t think it’s fear but it mentally challenges me everytime… I feel a great sense of achievement afterwards though! Thank you again for your honesty. I noticed a growth in you just in the short time since I started listening to your podcasts when I started the first official butt camp in the summer! Thank you for taking us on your journey with you!
Yes, there is a balance we all need to find within our training, and I’m glad you have found yours! Hip thrusts in the gym are a difficult one for many women, but definitely a chance for you to explore your feelings around it. I wouldn’t shy away from that exploration. Thank you for the kind words, it means so much! xoxoxo
Wow! I signed up for your programs to get in better shape physically. Who knew that I would also be getting in better shape mentally! This podcast really opened my eyes to so much. I’ll need to do a lot more unpacking to really get to the root, but wow! I realize I will follow any workout plan given and if I can’t do an exercise because it hurts, I immediately feel like a failure and want to shut down. I’ve realized that I just can’t and will never be able to do any sort of deadlift. And you know what? That’s ok! OMG! I am finally not feeling guilty about it! What a gift! Thank you, thank you ?.
Getting rid of the guilt, truly is a Gift and I’m so glad I helped you find yours! I look forward to watching you smash all your goals, make sure to tag me in the FB groups! xoxo
Talk about law of attraction! These podcasts seem to come before me at just the right time. Used to love CrossFit but it doesn’t love my 47 year old body and have felt totally pathetic, crippled with fear around deadlifts and squats. You’ve given me the permission I needed to know that it’s ok to use alternatives and confidence that I can still make progress. Thanks Kim another great podcast, really enjoy them x
Yes! Gotta love that law of attraction, I’m so glad it’s giving you the clarity you need to still reach your goals! ? xoxo
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