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Tuesday, June 08, 2010

How Do You React to Setbacks?

When problems come up, how do you react? Do you look for blame, or do shoulder what you can and try to repair it? Do you throw up your hands and look for an easier way, or do you learn, adapt and keep pushing? There's a lot of talk nowadays about 'personal responsibility'. That's great. But it's usually brought up only in finding fault. It's true that to show 'responsibility' is to own up to your role in the problem's cause. We don't often hear about the other side of responsibility--an obligation to be part of the solution. Even when a hardship is not your fault at all, you can--and should--do what you can to fix it. Your skills and abilities create an obligation that only your character can fulfill. - SparkPeople's Healthy Reflections

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My Homemade Weights
I found kitty litter and rock salt (from winter) when de-cluttering. I filled 20oz bottles with them, and one with water; even a small bag of rock salt is heavy so you'd think it would be a good idea, but the heaviest were just under and over 1.5lbs. So I ditched all those and am using a 28oz can of vegetables, which, with the weight of the can included is just under 2lbs. The circumference is a little large for holding in my hand; but that will just help develop the strength of my grip, right? I'm going to have to go back to Goodwill and look for more weights, though.

I could have added water into the rock salt bottle but I didn't.

I can also try 1 liter bottles filled with rocksalt.

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For those of you with access to a Safeway grocery store, the ones where I live have a coupon in the insert for 1lb organic strawberries, $1.99.

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
JULESGL 6/18/2010 8:59AM

    Ingenious weights. GO YOU!

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    I hope you can find some cheap weights. I got a full set and a weight bench at a rummage sale for $10.

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JOYCEMARIE9 6/9/2010 9:35AM

    I have no problem shouldering my part of the blame but do I take responsibility for part of the solution--not always most of the time it is easier to just walk away because I would probably make it worse. This is something worth thinking about. Somethings are just best left alone and others are worth trying to rescue we must all decide what is what then take action. Being part of the solution gives me something to really think about.

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DEVORA4 6/8/2010 11:08PM

  emoticon especially for the 1st part of your blog I NEEDED TO HEAR THat as a lot of rain is falling on my life right now and your words have left me to rething some things emoticon emoticon emoticon debby

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