October 25, 2018
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.
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 (ha) - 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), and a local photographer to attend monthly events with me to capture all that is #fit4janine. You, DEFINITELY, want to stay tuned!
Before I "uncork" what has been trending in my wine glass this week, 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.
Earlier this week, I mentioned in one of my Blog posts 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 Fit4Janine 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 - I remove 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. I am, constantly, being told that I am a "tough read," "keep things close to my chest," and "guarded." Sure, this may come off the wrong way at times, and, yes, I know that I do keep things "buttoned up," but it was reassuring to know that not everyone views me this way. 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 guarded, and protected me, for the past few years.
Just give me some more time...LOL! :)
Switching gears now, and on to the less heavy stuff. Actually, this is light, buttery, and complex! I am, totally, in love with the Chalk Hill Chardonnay from Sonoma County, California! An easy drinking wine, it pairs beautifully with chicken, turkey, fish and, in my opinion, spicy foods! Depending on where you purchase, this bottle can range from $17-$20. Just be mindful you read the label; if you pick up the "reserve," it will be double! I learned that from experience!
Cheers to THIRSTY THURSDAY, trusting the process, and working on YOU!
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