Bonk…Bonk…


I really didn’t want to get up for my workout this morning…I wanted to sleep…but…after procrastinating for a few minutes…I got up and hit the gym…

I pretty much followed my usual routine…protein drink before leaving home…plenty of water during…with plans for more protein drink when I finished…

I gave it a lot of effort…increasing some of my baby rattler weights to toddler versions…but even so…I wasn’t expecting to hit the wall…AKA…bonk…about three quarters of the way into my work out…

Bertha…recognized the signs…she’s seen me do it on my bike…just run out of steam right in the middle of the workout…thankfully…although she can be tough…she isn’t one of those trainers who pushes until I’m throwing up or passing out…and…she recommended that I use what I had left to do one set of the remaining exercises…instead of two…so that I did work all my pieces parts…stretch a bit…and leave…

I followed her instructions and did just fine…

As I was sipping my protein drink on the short drive home…Bertha…did explain to me…that today’s workout…was a lot like my life…even on days when everything seems the same…they aren’t necessarily…what I could normally accomplish…or deal with…with ease…is just too much…pushes me over the edge…down the stairs…bonk…bonk…bonk…and…it’s just as important…to recognize the signs…and take a step back…prioritize…do what absolutely has to be done…let the rest go for another day…

Hmmm…I think she’s on to something…

Jane

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