Sleeping in Alabama…

Jane CarrollLast week…I took the week off…it wasn’t intentional…at least not at first…I just really wasn’t feeling well after a little medical procedure…and…I found myself…sleeping…a lot…like ten to twelve hours each night…which just didn’t leave room for blogging…or even social media…many afternoons I didn’t even turn on my computer after I got home from work…and then I slept too late to do anything other than get ready in the mornings…

So…the blog wasn’t written…and the newsletter wasn’t sent…at first…I felt guilty…these were my…albeit self-imposed…responsibilities…

Thankfully…Bertha…got a hold of me about that time…reminding me…of her messages…live your truth…listen to your body…nurture yourself

Then…she got a little smarty…telling me that she doubted anyone jumped off a bridge when the newsletter didn’t come…or threw themselves in front of a train when there was no morning blog…

Well…those comments put a pin in my self-inflated balloon…and I spluttered around the room for a bit…but…she was right…nothing bad had happened…the world was still in orbit…the sun was still shining…

So…by the end of the week…when I was feeling better…but…I made a conscious decision…to…take a break…to sleep later on purpose…to do other things in the evenings…and…lo and behold…I enjoyed it…not something that I want to do all the time…I love to write the blog…I love creating the videos for the newsletter…but…like everyone else…I need a break now and again…and…I tend to forget to give myself permission to do that…maybe you do too…

Bertha’s…final take on the whole situation was…you can’t be there for others…unless you’re first there for yourself…

Jane…

Coaching with Jane Carroll and BerthaI love that I’m a work in progress…I love that I am probably my best coaching client…because I’m continually growing and learning and putting it all into action…and…I love working with you…as you go through the same process. Are you ready to live your truth…listen to your body…nurture yourself? Bertha…and I are ready for you! Send us an email to janecarrollauthor@charter.net to get started.

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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