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Day 3 Week 1 Phase 1 16 week program BEING THE TURTLE

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Yesterday I felt the need to get my big pile of washed, dried, and piled high laundry folded and put away. Instead of spending 5 minutes a morning digging through the pile for the specific item I needed, I wanted to get the job done. So, I made an executive business decision and cancelled my first appointment for the day. I clean this house weekly and felt they would be fine. She was great when I cancelled. No problem.

In a 3 hour period with breaks of course, I got 1/2 the mountain of laundry folded and put away. This also included making certain I didn't step or trip on my helper: little Fritzi. I also had TT duties during this time: toss the toy! Fritzi kept on bringing her toys to me, placing them near by - or not! and waiting near by with her tail wagging waiting for the toy to be thrown. Oh the joys of being a Katmomma! LOL

When I got to my 2nd scheduled client of the day, my BFF in Boise, Jen called. Her DH is my doctor and they refuse payment from me. I pay them back by doing other things for them. Sometimes I sneak in extra cleaning at their house, most of the time I don't charge them full price. They are always very appreciative.

Jen's doctor DH owns his own clinic. Their cleaning service is not doing their job. I noticed when I was there for an allergy shot. Jen and I are getting together Friday morning to discuss me taking the job over. This is my dilemma: I am more than happy for the work and the money. I am also gung ho on helping out friends. It would involve me working in the wee hours of the morning twice a week thou. Can my body take it at this time? Will I take the job on, do fine for awhile and then feel badly if and when I decide to quit?

Keeping in mind that I am now a turtle, not a NINJA turtle, I am debating what to do here. I called my dear doctor and friend in Sacramento. He is the one that is coaching me on my program. We discussed all the factors. He advised me to think it over, go check out the job, sleep on it and then give my answer. If I decide to do it I will need to change things up a bit.

I'd have to come home the day before my early morning cleaning job at the clinic, and go straight to bed and rest up. That would be Monday night for Tuesday early morning work. The other day is Saturday and that isn't a problem because my schedule isn't so packed. I would also need to somehow make my smoothie and juice up the nights before the early morning clinic cleanings. It takes about 1 1/2 hrs so actually I'd be going to bed on Mondays and Fridays at about the same time I am now.

I'd also have to skip my mall exercise on Tuesday mornings. I could do a one miler Leslie Sansone DVD. I'd really have to get my rear in gear.

I would really have to focus, which is part of my problem and one of my goals on this program.

I would have to commit full board to it and I want to do it but I don't want it to effect my health or my program.

It's interesting to see this come up on the 3rd day of my program. It can be something that ultimately helps me or my demise.

What's a young turtle to do? Hmmm decisions, decisions!

Sorry for no pictures today. Spark is having problems.

Thanks for your support on this slow and methodical journey.

Spell Check is out of commission too! LOL

  Member Comments About This Blog Post:

_VALEO_ 10/26/2013 5:38PM

    Very hard decision! I am going to read the following blogs to know your decision.

Good job on the housework!

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MADEIT3 10/24/2013 7:55AM

    Consider how you will feel if you tell your BFF and her doctor friend "no." While it's essential that you think about the effects of a "yes" and the ultimate and long-term impact on you of that yes, you have a cost for saying "no" too.

I may be a day late here, but your situation is important enough to give this more thought.

Let me know how I can best support you!!

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IMLOCOLINDA 10/23/2013 9:07PM

    You live in Boise?? In my vagabond life it is the only place I lived twice. I just loved it there. Now it's so much bigger. Loved Lucky Peak and the North End. You've had good advice. Your doc knows what you are going through so that's half the battle. They will be more understanding than other people would if it doesn't work out for you. Sleep on it and you'll come up with the correct decision. And you can always change your mind.

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SUEPERWOMAN 10/23/2013 8:34PM

I really hope you make the right decision, it isn't an easy one. I want you to make the money but I also don't want your body to suffer for it in any way. Let me know what you decide, okay?

Love, Ginger

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IMAVISION 10/23/2013 8:14PM

    I wish you success in making the right decision for you.

God bless!

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EMMACORY 10/23/2013 11:29AM

    Sleep on it, pray on it, listen to your heart and gut.....then decide.... emoticon

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WATERONE 10/23/2013 10:41AM

    Hard decision. Sleeping on it is always good. If you think it will make you lose momentum and affect your health it probably isn't a good idea no matter how much you want to help out your friend or how nice the extra money would be. If you think you can work all the problems out. Go for it.

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ALEXSGIRL1 10/23/2013 8:08AM

    As long as you get that all important sleep in and can bring something healthy to eat. Health is as important as work more so. Sleep on it you will make the right decision.

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RHYMESWITHBABY 10/23/2013 6:52AM

    Good luck in your decision. Your energy and commitment to your business and your health program leaves me completely in awe. I'm sure you'll figure it out. (You are right to worry about taking too much on, though. It's a big step.)

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