I’ve seen a few of these and have thought about participating but obviously never followed through. This one really grabbed me when I read it in LexyJill’s blog so I thought I’d give in a whirl.

I conquer fear … by jumping in with both feet. Admittedly, this is usually after much hemming and hawing if not to others, then at least to myself. At some point, though, I just decide that it’s time to either be in or out. If I’m in, I’m ALL in.

I follow my heart … much less often than I should. I tend to try to fight against my gut with logic and more often than not I knew the answer all along. Often this results in unnecessary heartache and stress. For example, despite the time it took to become pregnant, if I was honest with myself I knew one day it would happen. Instead of believing in that I stressed, worried and cried. In this case the end result was the same, but the road to get there was likely bumpier than it could have been because I was fighting my heart with logic (no sperm, so many failed cycles etc)
I feed my soul … through exercise and blogging. I’m learning how to find my peace now not just with running but also yoga, biking and swimming. Still, there is nothing like a good long run. And if that can’t quite do it, usually sitting at my computer with music and my thoughts can.

I used to worry about my physical looks but then I … realized how much time I was wasting obsessing, counting (calories), weighing, planning and stressing. This realization did not come easy – it came after several years of therapy and many many miles in several pairs of running shoes.

Join in the fun and “Finish This,” by finishing the above prompts and linking up your post with the hosts of this party: Nicole {Three 31} Lisa {Coastlined}, and Becky {The Java Mama}.

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