Wearing Red Isn’t Enough…

Jane CarrollYesterday was…Wear Red Day…I did my best…which was red undies and socks…I posted an article with links to discovering your personal cardiac risk…

I felt proud of myself…I’d done my job…I’d made information available…I had even made the point that knowing your risk and taking action to lower it…was indeed part of living your truth…

That’s when…Bertha…zinged me…

What is my truth about heart disease…about being healthy in general…

Of course…I want to be healthy…I want to have a healthy body…that is my truth…

Then…what are you doing about it…

Zing…

Umm…hmmm…gulp…

About that time…Bertha…let me in on a point of truth…it doesn’t do me any good to know my truth…unless…I own it…and…live it…

Well…that was enough to make me drop my Twinkie and jump on the treadmill…as I realized that although my truth about my health had not changed over the past couple of years…that I was no longer fully owning it…and certainly not living it…not the way I used to…

She made me dig deep…

I realized the reasons why I stopped my healthy lifestyle…and looked at where they fit in with my truth…did those reasons and those actions fully support the truth of who I am…

It wasn’t a simple answer…in some ways they did…at least for the circumstances I was in…and…from the coping skills I knew at that time…

But…that was then…and this is now…time to really dig down into the truth of my health…own it…live it…

I’m not exactly sure what I’m going to do…but I do know that…wearing red…isn’t enough…

Jane…

Coaching with Jane Carroll and BerthaBertha and would love to walk with you on your journey of truth.

Smug As a Bug in a Rug…

I don’t know about you…but…as much as I hate to admit it…I can get a bit smug at times…when I’m really proud of my accomplishments…and wondering why everyone else isn’t on the same page as me…

Case in point…a few years ago…I decided to lose weight…and that’s exactly what I did…it wasn’t a rapid process…but…it didn’t take that long…either…I did it on my own…changing my eating habits…increasing fiber-rich foods… limiting sugary treats…and…adding exercise…lots of exercise…

About the same time…a well-known actress…was promoting a weight loss program…after having lost about the same amount of weight as I had by using their program…

The only problem was…she started to gain the weight back…there was a big scandal and she was fired as spokesperson…

Then…there was the former winner of…The Biggest Loser…who had also gained all his weight back…

I couldn’t understand these people…they had worked so hard…they looked so good…how…why…could they gain the weight back…I would never do thatI could never do thatI had changed my lifestyleI would never go back

Except…I did…

Oh…I had my reasons…and they seemed valid to me at the time…for adding a treat here…a comfort food there…I continued to eat healthy foods…just added junk on top…and I continued to exercise…but…I still gained weight…

Then…came the dreaded brain surgery…and I thought…oh…I’ll lose weight now for sure…I’ll eat healthy…but…let’s just say I didn’t…let’s just say…I gained more weight…

Thankfully…I’m back to my healthy eating habits again…if not my exercise routine…and I am beginning to lose again…but with a difference this time…I’m not feeling so smug…confident that I can do it…yes…but…not smug…

Which is just fine with me…and…Bertha…says smug really doesn’t become me anyway…

Jane