Happy, Happy Thursday! Another week is almost in the books! Can you believe this time next week it will be November?!?! Oh, and can you believe that I DID NOT win the mega millions on Tuesday? I thought that was money in the bank – LITERALLY – although rumor has it the jackpot is, still, around 750 million. LOL, I really have not been following it except what I overheard on the news this morning. On a different note, today I am talking about letting my guard down.
I still feel like I am coming off my California hangover. Since being home, things have been moving fast and, honestly, I have not felt 100%. Have you ever just had that general “ick” feeling? I mean, my sleep is a mess (AGAIN), daily headaches, lethargic, stomach feeling “ugh,” workouts are few and far between, and, well, I have just not felt myself. While I have a pretty good idea as to why I am feeling the way I am – for another discussion – this train has to keep moving, right? I will get back on my game. Hopefully, sooner rather than later! I have a LOT of awesome stuff in the works, including the possibility of hiring a hair & makeup team (my dream is coming true). See, it’s the little things! And, seriously, LOTS of goof stuff coming down the pike!
I did want to share with you something that transpired between one of my clients and I. In fact, it affected me so much that I could not help but put it out there for you to hear. I like to think of it as being part of the “letting my guard down” process.
Earlier this week, I mentioned on social media how I am dabbling back into the personal training arena. While I never really “left,” I had slowly started to pull myself out of the trenches so I could focus on some of the bigger picture tasks for both my blog and 2 Health Nuts. With finances tight, you do what you have to do sometimes; and this meant, getting back to my roots, at least for the time being. I was referred to this client by a current client of mine, and our first meeting was last Friday. For those who have worked with me know that I am all about getting to know my client’s history, family, likes, interests, etc. It can be scary, and daunting, to hire a personal trainer. Frankly, it is very personal. My goal is to make my clients feel as comfortable as possible be removing the intimidation factor!
Needless to say, after Day 2 this past Tuesday, I felt like I had known this client FOREVER. And, as I got in my car, post-session, I could not help but have tears in my eyes. Although I am paraphrasing a bit here, before I left, she said the following to me:
“Janine, I think we are going to have an awesome relationship. Anyone who is lucky enough to have you in their life is lucky. You are a wonderful individual, adorable, beautiful, and will make a great wife/Mom/provider for your family in the future.”
I think what struck me the most was the fact that she could pick up on this from only 2 sessions. Am I, finally letting my guard down? I associate it to Amanda Woods in the movie “The Holiday.” If you have seen it, she talks about how she hasn’t cried since she was a child. When she finally finds true love, and real happiness, well, you will just have to watch the movie. P.S. It is my absolute favorite!
Yes, I know that I do keep things “buttoned up,” but it was reassuring to know that I am starting to shift/pivot my emotions. I know, I am way too hard on myself and should not give A.F. but I do! I am quite the work in progress, and I am trying, every single day, to break down those walls that have protected me, for the past few years.
Letting your guard down – scary and exciting all at the same time.
Disclosure: While all thoughts and opinions are my own, this post contains some affiliate links in which I may be compensated (at not cost to you). This compensation helps with keeping my blog up and running, and creating amazing content to share! I cannot thank you enough for your support, feedback, and following! You are the best!