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Done with OPP!

Tuesday, January 03, 2012

I am done worrying about Other People's Problems (OPP). Today, I have to make decisions based upon what is necessary for me to be and become the vibrant, active, loving and free spirited person I know I am.

I will no longer refrain from an early morning exercise because I am afraid of the fuss my downstairs neighbor will make about the noise. Truthfully, I did not place the hard wood floors in my condo and I do not feel it to be fair that I am held hostage in an effort to be a good neighbor. I have carpeted the floor and selected a 10-minute cardio workout that does not require a significant amount of jumping. And I pray that God will stand in the gap because He knows my desire is to lose weight and to improve my overall health. That is what's most important.

In my office, like any other work environment, many things are not as "I believe" they should be. Many others in the office share the same feelings BUT if the people with the power and responsibility to make changes lack the courage to do so - that is not my problem nor my concern. I will no longer try to work in the background to hold people accountable and to make them do what is right. We are all adults and must make our own decisions. When our decisions are wrong them there is a natural consequence for that. I can no longer use my time and energy trying to help nor to make others do right. I will use that time and energy to make sure that I am doing what is right for me.

NO more stress, no more sleepless nights, no more emotional eating, no more losing my hair, and no more OPP! I am moving on to a happier and healthier me. (Thank God for the Stress Buster Challenge and the journaling exercise that helped me to open my eyes to these areas of my life where I needed to make a better choice.)
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  • BOOKWERME
    T-Tapp is a great (deceptively easy!) work out that doesn't involve jumping. Basic workout is 15 minutes. If you visit the T-Tapp website, there are "sample" videos. Some on the SP T-Tapp team have cobbled together an entire workout from the freebies. The moves in the Basic Workout must be done in the correct sequence. anyway, worth looking into. No thumping on the floor to disturb downstairs neighbors.

    Wishing you success.

    970 days ago
  • CELEST
    Getting OPP out of the way will leave you space to handle some of your own issues. Good for you on making that decision. Btw remember that exercise is only 20% of weight loss....it reshapes the body and helps for after burn...good thing, but eating right is 80%. One cant out exercise a bad diet, but one can lose weight with a good diet and no exercise. Pilates is a good exercise program that is not based on jumping at all....but still very effective. Wishing you an amazing weight loss journey.
    970 days ago
  • HDHAWK
    emoticon Sounds great!
    1725 days ago
  • LIVINGFREE19
    These are great ideas. It is easy to be sucked into other people's problems and then our own suffer.
    I hope you have a wonderful weekend, friend!
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    1725 days ago
  • VICKLET31
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    1728 days ago
  • ABETTERBALANCE
    This is a great plan. I struggle with OPP on a daily basis, so this was a wonderful reminder to focus on my goals!
    1728 days ago
  • MRE1956
    emoticon attitude ya got there - you'll definitely go far and have incredible success!

    Now if only OTHER PEOPLE would take your advice and not get caught up in OPP themselves (you know - "MYOB")!

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    1728 days ago
  • JWAYBOER
    Sounds like a great plan! good luck and I'm sure you'll do amazingly!
    1729 days ago
  • BE-THE-CHANGE
    I really like this idea! I need to do the same.
    1729 days ago
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