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That low energy crap has been going around.    I think it might have been a bug here or something.   Struggling to get out myself.    But we'll turn the page soon.   Best to dial back and keep things sane until body says, "OK I AM READY!'

 

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22 hours ago, RedStone said:

 

So I got smacked with some sort of illness this past week. (Or maybe, more likely, I finally acknowledged something I've had.) It's very strange because I haven't felt any symptoms other than elevated heart rate and shortness of breath during what I would consider not-normally-intensive-work like going up stairs or moving plates around. This makes me think I've have some chest congestion for awhile now, but I'm also on the struggle bus for energy and recover, again. So I've been trying to prioritize sleep (against insomnia's wishes) and generally trying to take it somewhat easy. I'm a little jarred because several people that I work with were diagnosed with pneumonia, but other than fatigue and that shortness of breath I really do feel fine! No coughing, boogers, etc. SO I dunno. I'm taking some decongestant.

 

 

Tiredness could be your system trying to fight off something that's incubating and hasn't emerged yet? Sometimes when I get properly sick, Mr Harriet just feels slightly off for a couple of days then gets better. In any case, I hope you kick it soon. 

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12 hours ago, NeverThatBored said:

 

I saw!! I haven't convinced anyone to play it with me yet though.

 

I mean, I'm down :tongue: Wanna put a pin in that for 2019?

 

2 hours ago, Starpuck said:

Tests?

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That low energy crap has been going around.    I think it might have been a bug here or something.   Struggling to get out myself.    But we'll turn the page soon.   Best to dial back and keep things sane until body says, "OK I AM READY!'

 

 

For sure. I'm taking some extra measure to make sure I don't over do things this month, it's so easy to try to accommodate every resolutioner that walked through the door, but realistically speaking those are not really my clientele anyway and I'm not gonna get any benefit from running myself in the ground!!! Fuck. That. I've got to say no, often.

 

37 minutes ago, Harriet said:

 

Tiredness could be your system trying to fight off something that's incubating and hasn't emerged yet? Sometimes when I get properly sick, Mr Harriet just feels slightly off for a couple of days then gets better. In any case, I hope you kick it soon. 

 

That seems most likely! Since I started this kind of work it seems I'm more of a carrier than full out sickie, and I'm not alone. It's common amongst the team to have weird "illness type feelings" but not actually a cold or full out flu. Logic makes me think it's just exposure to so many people and having to touch all that they touch and more - I wash hands regularly and use low grade alcohol disinfectant. (It hangs off my water bottle :P

 

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This week, goal is to have a gentle grade lift every other day, even if I feel super charged. (That's what hapenned last week - I went super heavy and couldn't recover worth a damn!) So, don't be an asshole RedStone, just have some nice easy lifts and get outside for some walking. Little light yoga. Build from there next week ^_^ 

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10 minutes ago, RedStone said:

This week, goal is to have a gentle grade lift every other day, even if I feel super charged. (That's what hapenned last week - I went super heavy and couldn't recover worth a damn!) So, don't be an asshole RedStone, just have some nice easy lifts and get outside for some walking. Little light yoga. Build from there next week ^_^ 

Yeah, don't be an asshole. ;)

 

You got this. :D 

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1 hour ago, RedStone said:

 For sure. I'm taking some extra measure to make sure I don't over do things this month, it's so easy to try to accommodate every resolutioner that walked through the door, but realistically speaking those are not really my clientele anyway and I'm not gonna get any benefit from running myself in the ground!!! Fuck. That. I've got to say no, often.

 

Love. This.

 

1 hour ago, RedStone said:

This week, goal is to have a gentle grade lift every other day, even if I feel super charged. (That's what hapenned last week - I went super heavy and couldn't recover worth a damn!) So, don't be an asshole RedStone, just have some nice easy lifts and get outside for some walking. Little light yoga. Build from there next week ^_^ 

And this.

 

Here’s to a mediocre or better week as we all recover!

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3 hours ago, RedStone said:

For sure. I'm taking some extra measure to make sure I don't over do things this month, it's so easy to try to accommodate every resolutioner that walked through the door, but realistically speaking those are not really my clientele anyway and I'm not gonna get any benefit from running myself in the ground!!! Fuck. That. I've got to say no, often.

 

This is so important. Saying no to people is vital not just for one's career but for life. An individual can only do so much, and it makes sense to give your best effort to those who will get the most out of it. In medicine this is called triage. In my faith tradition there is a line about not casting one's pearls before swine.

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On 12/2/2018 at 10:37 AM, RedStone said:

I'm a little jarred because several people that I work with were diagnosed with pneumonia, but other than fatigue and that shortness of breath I really do feel fine! No coughing, boogers, etc. SO I dunno. I'm taking some decongestant.

Be careful. My husband was surprised with a diagnosis of pneumonia a couple of years ago. If things don't start clearing up quickly, have it checked out. 

 

On 12/2/2018 at 10:37 AM, RedStone said:

Good news is that Mr Red and I kind of realized how stressful the advent idea was making us and agreed to scale it down some, so that's one less thing to freak about!

Awesome :) Maybe just 15 mini date nights? That could be fun. 

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20 hours ago, Tanktimus the Encourager said:

This is so important. Saying no to people is vital not just for one's career but for life. An individual can only do so much, and it makes sense to give your best effort to those who will get the most out of it. In medicine this is called triage. In my faith tradition there is a line about not casting one's pearls before swine.

 

So much yes. Some people are genuinely manipulative, but other, decent people just figure they'll ask for what they want and you'll say no if you can't help, no harm done, right? Which is fair, but only works if you say no. It's something I'm learning, I get so anxious of people's reactions and don't do what's right for me. 

On 12/3/2018 at 8:11 AM, RedStone said:

 

This week, goal is to have a gentle grade lift every other day, even if I feel super charged. (That's what hapenned last week - I went super heavy and couldn't recover worth a damn!) So, don't be an asshole RedStone, just have some nice easy lifts and get outside for some walking. Little light yoga. Build from there next week ^_^ 

 

Sounds great. Ambitious goals where possible, smaller goals where not possible. Always the goals. 

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Woof, ok, so updating here took a bit of a back seat. I've been keeping up on the IE front, but being socked with illness zapped most of my energies. But I'm feeling better now! Everything has escalated a bit, I'm not ready to throw in the towel, but I have a few massive tasks I need to prioritize and it's all gotten me a tad overwhelmed. Tis the season I suppose! 

 

Last night I went to  business event where I was able to corner 2 holistic health coaches to chat about their businesses. Both authors, one best seller... and dudes. They're easily 20ish years older than me, but... both of them only got started in their businesses recently, like, 5 and 12 years respectively. BOTH would have been older than me when they started. I can't tell you how comforting that is. They challenged some of my statements and got the brain gears going. It was really great!

 

I've also found an work opportunity that I'm applying for, that might get me moving in the right direction. I'm nervous and not sure I'll hear back, but I hope so! More to follow... unless there's nothing to follow :lol: we shall see!

 

So this week, I have to send in the application (just waiting on Mr Red to look it over for typos), finish a piece of writing for an art show I'm going to be in this January, finish making client gifts (I'm making small zippered pouches full of winter survival stuff like tissues, lotion, hair ties, chapsticks), finish holiday gifts for Mr Red, and a few secret santa swaps. No pressure :beaten: but I'm taking it one day at a time and keeping the whirlwind at bay.

 

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29 minutes ago, RedStone said:

 

Last night I went to  business event where I was able to corner 2 holistic health coaches to chat about their businesses. Both authors, one best seller... and dudes. They're easily 20ish years older than me, but... both of them only got started in their businesses recently, like, 5 and 12 years respectively. BOTH would have been older than me when they started. I can't tell you how comforting that is. They challenged some of my statements and got the brain gears going. It was really great! 

 

Are you hoping to start coaching or fitness writing? 

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10 minutes ago, Tanktimus the Encourager said:

Lots of Rebellion members got sick recently, I'm glad you're feeling better.

 

Thank you! It's been such a rough season for it! Hope you and yours are free and clear!

 

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1 minute ago, Harriet said:

Are you hoping to start coaching or fitness writing? 

 

I'm currently an orthopedic exercise specialist in my personal training job, and working towards a health coaching cert. It's sort of like adding a new facet to what I do, more specific to behavior change and nutritional approach so it's another service I can offer! Only... I wouldn't want to do it at my current job. This has been a recent career change (in many ways thanks to NF - the folks here have seen me go though the whole process!), and my current job doesn't seem to have much room to grow, but I have a lot more work to do in this world, so it's time to take the next steps.

 

One of the ladies last night talked about publishing as a sort of business card and means for visibility. I worked as an arts and culture journalist for some years and the writing technique isn't daunting so much as the conviction of content, but I'm certainly not in a rush for any of that, nor do I think it's necessary exactly. Just food for thought down the road! It's just... very comforting to know that they both started this work even older than me lol

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1 minute ago, RedStone said:

I'm currently an orthopedic exercise specialist in my personal training job, and working towards a health coaching cert. It's sort of like adding a new facet to what I do, more specific to behavior change and nutritional approach so it's another service I can offer! Only... I wouldn't want to do it at my current job. This has been a recent career change (in many ways thanks to NF - the folks here have seen me go though the whole process!), and my current job doesn't seem to have much room to grow, but I have a lot more work to do in this world, so it's time to take the next steps.

 

One of the ladies last night talked about publishing as a sort of business card and means for visibility. I worked as an arts and culture journalist for some years and the writing technique isn't daunting so much as the conviction of content, but I'm certainly not in a rush for any of that, nor do I think it's necessary exactly. Just food for thought down the road! It's just... very comforting to know that they both started this work even older than me lol

 

Changing jobs requires so much courage. It's good you're collecting pieces of information and inspiration for the next steps, and the health/nutrition/behaviour coaching sounds like an excellent skill to have and will surely be in high demand.

 

I know what you mean about conviction. I've been submitting stories for my classmates to critique and I sort of can't believe they're taking me seriously enough to offer real feedback. I'm avoiding thinking about whether my content deserves to be read by focusing instead on putting time into it regularly. If I show up and do the work, hopefully the content will take care of itself. 

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3 minutes ago, Harriet said:

Changing jobs requires so much courage.

 

ugh this is easily the hardest thing for me. A life coach buddy started her studying/business after recovering from a brain tumor. Her motto is "I'm scared and doing it anyway."  It was her fund raiser last night and she totally bullied me into approaching those other ladies. SO glad I did!

 

3 minutes ago, Harriet said:

It's good you're collecting pieces of information and inspiration for the next steps, and the health/nutrition/behaviour coaching sounds like an excellent skill to have and will surely be in high demand.

 

The more I got involved with the industry, the more I realized how important it is and how much more I connected with that side of things rather than yelling at a crowd of people to do more burpees. (I hate burpees. It is known.) People can have a really hard time with some of the harder issues surrounding behavior change, it's such a worthwhile thing to explore!

 

3 minutes ago, Harriet said:

I know what you mean about conviction. I've been submitting stories for my classmates to critique and I sort of can't believe they're taking me seriously enough to offer real feedback. I'm avoiding thinking about whether my content deserves to be read by focusing instead on putting time into it regularly. If I show up and do the work, hopefully the content will take care of itself. 

 

Open crits take a ton of courage! But heyo if you're all peers, why wouldn't they take you seriously? I get it though, even amongst peers it can feel like we don't belong. I was there 100% last night LOL What kind of work/genre are you involved in?

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16 hours ago, RedStone said:

The more I got involved with the industry, the more I realized how important it is and how much more I connected with that side of things rather than yelling at a crowd of people to do more burpees. (I hate burpees. It is known.) People can have a really hard time with some of the harder issues surrounding behavior change, it's such a worthwhile thing to explore!

For real! I'm glad you are! 

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You.  YOU are the trainer I would finally, actually, commit to paying to be my mentor on the health quest.   YOU are going for, the exact thing I'd want in fitness/health coach/personal trainer.   Don't ever give up that dream girl.   It is sooooo big, and soooo wonderful.

 

And omg I always find such great stuff in your threads.  "I'm scared and doing it anyway!"   I NEED TO ADOPT THIS.  (Because I am scared of everything, srsly.)   

 

And those gift ideas?   Gosh, so much creative thoughtfulness.  I love it!  I LOVE IT!   Will you share a pic of one once it's done, because I might totally need to steal this plan!

 

PS.  You are amazing.   Always.

 

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17 hours ago, RedStone said:

 

ugh this is easily the hardest thing for me. A life coach buddy started her studying/business after recovering from a brain tumor. Her motto is "I'm scared and doing it anyway."  It was her fund raiser last night and she totally bullied me into approaching those other ladies. SO glad I did!

 

 

The more I got involved with the industry, the more I realized how important it is and how much more I connected with that side of things rather than yelling at a crowd of people to do more burpees. (I hate burpees. It is known.) People can have a really hard time with some of the harder issues surrounding behavior change, it's such a worthwhile thing to explore!

 

 

Open crits take a ton of courage! But heyo if you're all peers, why wouldn't they take you seriously? I get it though, even amongst peers it can feel like we don't belong. I was there 100% last night LOL What kind of work/genre are you involved in?

 

That's a great motto. I'm trying to treat anxiety as a sign that I should move toward something, because running away has made my world very small over the last 20 years. 

 

Yeah, one of the best things I learned from reading Steve here is that I should pick something I like, because the important thing is not choosing the perfect form of exercise, but sticking at it. And not many people stick at something they hate. So someone yelling at me to do burpees definitely wouldn't last long. I also quit a kickboxing class I really wanted to continue with partly because the teacher was so macho and intimidating. Maybe some people benefit from being yelled at, IDK. But there are many blocks to behaviour change that are surprisingly deep-seated, emotional and complex, so it totally sounds like a fascinating and worthwhile thing to learn more about.

I'm writing short stories. They tend to be slightly fantastical. But honestly, I just started about 7 weeks ago. The others had at least tried writing fiction before, some even had writing degrees. I just signed up for a short story class one day after Mr Harriet gave me a bit of a shove in that direction. I showed up, trembling, with no fiction writing experience and no ideas for plots. Now I've had five classes and I just decided to keep writing every day by myself and see what happens. The nice people from the class made a group where we can keep sharing, though. 

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I LOVE that you're taking on this career change - and so glad you're settling into the specific part of the industry you're heading towards - it's definitely an overlooked or under-emphasized part of health and fitness change, and you seem to have the PERFECT combo of skills to make a real impact.

 

Also, feel better yo - seems odd that half our online community is all coming down with something since we don't live close enough to share germs - unless these are special internet germs?

 

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11 hours ago, MikeW said:

 

Also, feel better yo - seems odd that half our online community is all coming down with something since we don't live close enough to share germs - unless these are special internet germs?

 

 

Is it... a virus? 

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11 hours ago, Harriet said:

 

Is it... a virus? 

 

Hot damn, is there competition for my throne of sass and bad jokes?

 

Cause I'll totally share.

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On 12/3/2018 at 6:43 AM, Starpuck said:

 

That low energy crap has been going around.    I think it might have been a bug here or something. 

 

Definitely some kind of epidemic. I'm basing that entirely on having missed everything here while very low energy kept me off the internet.

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