There’s 2 main reason for this blog post! 1) I am setting some boundaries on my engagement back on social media and I want to elaborate on that and 2) I want to let everyone know why there is no Southern Jewlz Try On Session on my instagram today.
Why Am I Setting Some Boundaries for Myself Online?
First off – let me say that I absolutely LOVE having an online community. My online “friends” “followers” and “customers” are true blessings in my life. I love engaging back, getting to know everyone better, and even hearing about each of your own struggles, victories, challenges and evolutions along the way. However, I need a little break from the constant and redundant questions that can easily be answered without sending me a message. It’s not that I do not want to answer your questions – it’s just that there is only so much time in my work day! I’m constantly putting together future workout programs, filming how-to-do exercises, recording how-to voice overs, designing future new pieces for my label, helping with customer support for PowHer.fit clients, capturing blog content, taking Southern Jewlz product pics, sorting through emails and inbox requests, and the list goes on. Answering and engaging with each of you online takes hours out of my day (which I enjoy!), but feeling overwhelmed and defeated with redundant simple questions where the answer is listed in MULTIPLE AREAS is simply draining. There’s only one me, and I want to be able to give my best self to everyone!
My personal DM inbox on instagram has been full of constant repetitive messages lately. They usually start off with a long reasoning as to why going to the gym is not an option for them followed by the question, “Will I be able to do PowHer.fit from home?” This may seem like such a simple question, and the answer is simply YES! But when I have to answer this question every single day over and over and over again, I am now drawing a line for myself because I NEED to for my sanity. Keep in mind I am talking about my PERSONAL Instagram where I always try to answer everything with a personal touch! This question and answer is SUPER FIGURE-OUT-ABLE with just a tiny bit of effort! So now my responses to questions like these will seem much more automated rather than personal.
So many instagram messages are answered with bots, but I choose to keep a personal touch on mine! Any simple question asked that is very obvious on any of my business websites will be answered with a generic and automated response including the website link to find the answer. Here’s why:
- The Bio of the PowHer.fit instagram literally starts off with “Resistance Training Fitness App with Home AND Gym Workouts.”
- The “About Us” and “FAQ” on the PowHer.fit website states that we have home programs. (I am now having my developers put in large, bold and capitalized letters across the top of the website that we have HOME AND GYM WORKOUTS.)
- If you read any of the social media posts about PowHer.fit, many mention and highlight our home program.
- We have a FREE 5 Day Trial where you can find out literally EVERYTHING about the program – including the fact that there is a home program and that you get access to BOTH the gym and home programs. You can switch in between the two if you need to.
- My most recent fitness photo shoot (that I have now given y’all a sneak peek to) was done AT HOME to show y’all more visuals about our home program. I personally choose to not workout at home because I work from home. Going to the gym is my time away from work and house chores. Just a personal preference for me. So get ready to see LOTS of new home workout content from me. I am even going to try to film a few sneak peeks of some home workout movements on my social media once a week moving forward.
- There is a FAQ Highlight Reel saved on the PowHer.fit instagram that I took over 4 hours to put together for y’all! It reads exactly what the FAQ on the PowHer.fit website reads, but I did this for people who did not want to leave instagram and go to a website. I feel I have done EVERYTHING to make you be able to understand and even try out my program without having to pay. If you sign up and do not feel the program is for you, then cancel within 5 days and you WILL NOT BE CHARGED!
- Many members who do their workouts either at home (or even in hotel rooms while traveling for work) share insta stories of being able to get their workout in and I try my best to always repost all of these stories for other followers to see!
If anyone has any suggestions on better ways that I can make it more obvious that we offer home workouts and programs, by all means please share them below in the comments! I know people skim and don’t really read these days, but I want to teach women by my actions that in order to be successful in ANYTHING (especially something like a fitness journey) that sometimes we just have to figure things out and keep going.
Self care is a REAL thing and I believe that everyone should set their own boundaries that allow them to keep flourishing and blossoming – whatever the boundaries may be! Nobody can pour from an empty well!
Here is the sneak peek I gave y’all to my most recent fitness photo shoot with GT Studios and Versy:
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My current most asked question right now on social media is whether or not @powher.fit has home based workouts! The answer is YES! Instead of constantly answering this question over and over and over again, we decided to do the most recent fitness photo shoot to SHOW YOU ALL by welcoming you into our home! We are BEYOND proud of our home program, and actually that’s where the majority of our members do their @powher.fit workouts! (Keep in mind that I WORK from home, so I choose the gym program as it removes me from my work and allows me some time out of the house!). . I’ve listened to everyone say how they love RAW, REAL and TRANSPARENT pics, so that’s exactly what we created! You’ll see I’m wearing MINIMAL makeup and NO FALSE LASHES! (Now I did add them at the end of the shoot once we moved to the gym and got a little more creative!). . Who is excited to for me to unveil my latest work with @gtstudiogallery and @versypicone??? It’s like nothing you’ve ever seen before! Leave me a ???? below if you love the mindset behind this shoot!!!. . #RandaCarrabba #PowHerFit #Raw #Real #NaturalLight #Transparency #GrantsHotWifey4Lifey #FitnessShoot #HomeWorkout #HomeWorkoutProgram #CarrabbaCastle
I love getting to engage with each of you, but please try to utilize many other resources that I have worked hard to put together for y’all. I love answering questions for my paid members and for followers who have GENUINE questions. So please, please, please utilize any business’s FAQ page before sending a redundant question that takes time to be answered.
Joining a fitness program isn’t for everyone – and I know that! I always pray for patience and understanding on helping people with their own fitness journeys, however I also pray for wisdom and effort on the client or future client’s end as well. I cannot force feed everything to someone! Fitness really is something that takes a special “want-to” and then a “constant effort” type of mentality. If you want the reward, you’ve gotta be willing to put in the work. If you’re really interested in my fitness program (or any other fitness program for that matter) please read and do your appropriate research about the program. Ever accredited fitness program or app will have detailed information about the program(s) and the trainer(s).
As for my paid PowHer.fit members, I really want each of you to start utilizing the online community forum at PowHer.fit a little more. The reason for this is because I am not a professional strength coach or nutritionist, but Ben Crane with PowHer.fit is! He helps me to oversee and answer all of the questions asked on the member forum. Ben has much more experience than me and is going to be able to answer you way better than I am 9 times out of 10. I brought him on at PowHer.fit so the members could benefit from his expertise, so let’s be sure to UTILIZE the forum. Plus, when you ask a question in the forum it is then saved for other future members who may have the same question to be able to read. So much better than just sending me a DM on instagram!
I plan on having a customer service live chat on the PowHer.fit website in the next 4-6 weeks where I can send everyone with questions. Trying to keep up with instagram messages (both on my personal and business accounts) , instagram comments, emails, facebook messages (on personal and business accounts) , forum chats, text messages, facebook comments – it can be easy to miss someone and no “off” time. Soon we will operate customer support through live chat for all non-paid and paid members and the forum for all paid members where there will be support tickets created for every issue/question. I just have to survive the next few weeks before we get live chat installed and trained for the PowHer.fit company!
Now, why isn’t there a Southern Jewlz try on session on instagram this week?
If you’ve been an avid follower of mine, you’ll know I sold this company a few months ago. I am proud to still influence for the Southern Jewlz Boutique brand. I do a weekly try on session on Wednesdays to give you all a sneak peek and closer look at all the items before they launch on Thursdays at 7pm CST. Well this week is SALE WEEK at Southern Jewlz – so there will not be a new launch this week for that reason. The entire site is 20% off and if you use my code “Randa10” at checkout, you will receive an extra 10% off – making your purchase 30% off! The sale is valid thru this Friday April 5! If you need a closer look at anything, please utilize my instagram story highlights where I have “SJ Try On 1”, “SJ Try On 2”, and “SJ Try On 3” saved for y’all!
I’m sharing some of my favorites that are currently still in stock on the site below. Use my code “Randa10” and enjoy extra savings ALWAYS at www.SouthernJewlz.com! Everything that I’m wearing below is a size small.
Cheetah Body Suit – Use code “Randa10 at Checkout for Extra Savings! – ONLY $16.80
Cheetah Body Suit – Use code “Randa10 at Checkout for Extra Savings! – Under $20!White Jeans Only Under $30 with discount code “Randa10”
Olive Green Romper Under $25 with code “Randa10” at checkout!
Happy Shopping everyone!