Back in the Closet…

Today…is my birthday…it’s also the re-launch of Bertha-Size Your Life!…so I’ve got a billion things to do…I mean…thanking all my well-wishers on Facebook…could take half a day…but…for some reason…Bertha…had me doing some closet work this morning…

That’s right…I’ve gained back some of those pounds that I swore I would never see again…and…lots…most…of my clothes don’t fit anymore…and she decided it was the perfect moment to clear some of them out…

What…I have too much to do…I don’t have time…I don’t have energy…

Then…she reminded me…nothing zaps my energy…like walking into a closet full of clothes…and not being able to wear them…

Okay…that’s true…it is pretty depressing…reminds me of my transgressions…

But she also reminded me…that in order to have more in my life…I have to let go of what isn’t working…and reminding myself of my failures…doesn’t help me in the least…

What can I say…I quickly took out a whole shelf of stuff that didn’t work…and put it away…out of sight…but available when I need it again…and the energy does feel better…

Bertha…said letting go of what isn’t working in my life…is the perfect way to celebrate…my birthday…

Hmmm…wonder if I can let go of…Bertha…naw…not a chance…she totally works for me…

Jane

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Enjoying the Ride…

Yesterday…I started the morning with a bike ride…just a few miles in…I found myself…struggling a bit…wanting to quit…then…pushing myself…rather harshly…to continue…for at least ten miles…

As I was struggling and chiding myself…I remembered that just last year…Bertha…had encouraged me…to make…enjoying the ride…to be my only goal for riding…

Hmmm…

I was just about to turn towards home…when…Bertha…popped in…with a twist on her former advice…

Seems as though…sometimes…I enjoy pushing myself out of my comfort zone…sometimes…it feels good to push my limits and do things that make me a little uncomfortable…she reminds me of the hill that loomed before me when I first started riding…I rode to it and turned around for a couple of months…then…one day…I pushed myself to the top…yes…it was a struggle…yes…I was out of breath and noodle-legged…but…it felt…incredibly good…I definitely enjoyed the ride that day…and my riding world…and maybe my whole world…opened up as a result of that accomplishment…

With that in mind…I asked myself…which would I truly enjoy…and…riding ten miles…won by a landslide…I didn’t try to break any speed records…I didn’t climb any mountains…in fact…I found a shady route and circled it a few times…but…I made my ten miles…and…then some…

And most importantly…I enjoyed the ride…

Jane