Things were going well, really well. I had done the warm up fine and I was lifting my weights just fine.
Then, out of the blue I became extremely light headed and had a strong feeling I was going to faint.
I was smart and fell to the ground before anything happened.
I had all the right tools. The proper amount of sleep the night before, the shoes, the weight-lifting gloves, the proper size weights for me, and my water. All of this didn’t change the fact that for some reason I almost fainted.
I will admit to you what I usually do in times when I feel weak. I fake it. I don’t want to admit that anything is wrong.
Silly, right? But, do you ever do that?
Because I had the presence of mind to admit something was wrong and fall to the ground instead of ignoring the signs and then actually fainting – I could regroup.
Our amazing trainer, Margie, came over to see how she could help. She had me sit for a bit, got me a protein bar and very strongly said, “Drink lots of water.” I did and was able to resume the workout – although at a slower pace.
Because I showed my weakness I received help.
There is a real lesson here!
It’s ok to admit when things are not ok. This is not a sign of weakness; it’s a sign of strength.
Do you need to ask for help today instead of faking that everything is ok? Take it from me; it’s the right thing to do!