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"The Best" vs. "My Best"

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Today I only did 55 minutes for LCW ("Last Chance Workout" for BLC group on SPARK). Normally I do much more, often 2 hours or more. And believe me, the will to do my normal output was there. I love walking, and the idea of a nice aerobic hike in the Yarkon park today, a lovely sunny day, was very enticing.
However, there were other considerations at play. Passover is nearing, and I have a long list of things I hope to get done this week. Chief among them is going through Ricki's old study materials, and deciding what to give to friends, what to family, etc. And while the job needs to get done, it is much less alluring than a brisk walk. So the thought "I'll walk and THEN get to work" dogged me. Because, you must understand, my online group was counting on me. And I would LOVE to earn the accolade of logging in maximum points…….
Often we feel a pull between what we need to do, and something conflicting, which we prefer doing. At these times we need to examine what are we really choosing. And not only which actions, but the ramifications of that choice. Here the choice was this:
1) Either go walking, getting good vibes from fellow on-line team members ("The Best"). The ramifications of this choice is that I will not get the cleaning done, or all of it, leading to more pressure and probably less sleep in a week or two.
2) or clean, and be "MY best". The ramification is not doing my best for the on-line group.

Once I not only looked at the actions, but at the ramifications of the choice, it was easy for me to choose.
So, dear "Panthers", I only did 55 minutes of walking today. But I'm not going to say "I'm sorry", because I'm not. I'll just say "I wish I could have done both".

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
WOLFMOM64 2/13/2013 9:07PM

    Cleaning can definetly be a challenge especially when a sunny day is calling. I think you can log cleaning as exercise in the workout tracker.

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WENDYDANCER 2/13/2013 11:30AM

    You chose wisely! You're an inspiration!! emoticon

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AEHEGE 2/12/2013 9:11PM

    I would consider 55 minutes a fine contribution to your team and you also got some work done as you intended. emoticon

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LIZARDG7 2/12/2013 8:02PM

    What do you mean "only 55 minutes"? I think you are wonderful! ! ! ! !

Hugs, Lizzie

p.s. Have a blessed Passover.

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LRSILVER 2/12/2013 7:39PM

    You did your best..

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GORIANA 2/12/2013 6:34PM

    If only we could get more hours in a day...we would find a use for them and want more.

Good for you for making the difficult, un-fun choice.

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