The reason why stepping out of your comfort zone is so hard is because it is the unknown. You have to do something you have never done before without the guarantee that it will work out. It is like trying to make a new recipe without the directions. You have no idea if it is going to be edible, let alone good. It is different than making the tacos you make every Friday. You could do that with your eyes closed but the results are not only predictable, they are the same. The same as last week, the week before and the week before that.
If you want something different, then you have to do something different. Logically this makes sense to us all. Emotionally is where we all stumble. Putting one foot in front of the other to move forward can be hard. I have been in the same spot that you have been. After my second daughter, I had all the aspiration and motivation in the world to lose my pregnancy weight. I went back to eating Paleo and limiting portions, something that I had done prior to pregnancy and after my son’s birth with success. Instead of success I was met with an unchanging scale and at times a changing scale in the wrong direction, lack of energy and frustration.
I knew at this time the same old same old was not going to cut it. On the suggestion of a friend I looked into a nutrition coach. It seemed exciting and scary at the same time. It also seemed expensive. I was scared to spend the money and not get results. I was scared to try and still fail. I was scared of being hungry all the time.
What I did know is that what I was doing was not working for me. I knew that I had two choices to stay where I was or to see what was behind door number two.
I would be lying if I said it was easy. It wasn’t. There were times when working with a nutrition coach was overwhelming. The complete revamping of how I eat and think about food was challenging to say the least. Having to think about and prepare my food in advance was a new skill. At first it seemed daunting, then it was just hard. Next it became routine and now I could not imagine it any other way!
My nutrition coach always helped to set me up for success, encouraged me and dusted me off when I had mis-steps.
This choice, this step into the unknown that scared me, has turned out to be my best next step. I have come out of the unknown in the best shape of my life, more confident, more energetic and more inspired than I have ever been. It all started with a trust, a belief and a hope of what was on the other side of my sphere of comfort.
Contemplating stepping into the unknown? Questions? Want to learn more? Contact Me at Theresa.Worley@icloud.com