Wednesday, February 03, 2016

Being Selfish

I had a long hard week.  Actually two weeks.  As a mentioned my primary funder asked for a concept paper on a rather large project and I have been busy trying to assure that my hat is in the ring on that project (better my hat in the ring than my head on the line.)  We also had a board meeting and I have attended three recruiting events for student interns.  I made a quick - shortened by the snow storm trip to California. I worked at home while the office was closed for the storm, and worked at home though a weekend, something I seldom do (I don't sleep in my office, I don't work at home.) But it needed to be done.  I am physically and emotionally exhausted . . . and it was my day to go to the gym.

I really didn't feel like going to the gym, my ass is dragging and it is time to go do my time on the elliptical or treadmill. My hair needs cutting, my toe nails need trimming, and it is time to go to the gym.  I feel like being selfish.  So I was, I went to the gym and did my 30 minutes on the elliptical machine.  Forget everything that I coulda, woulda, shoulda done, I have committed to myself to do this.  Four times per week, Saturday, Sunday, Tuesday and Thursday, plus any extra days I want, I am going to go do what I want and need to do for myself.  The  Thursday I flew home from California, I was up just before 6:00 AM and down to the gym, before breakfast, before heading to the airport.  It need to have my selfish me time, and I did.  I am trying to be more conscious of my diet.  Smaller portions, lower fat options and less cheese.  It appears to be having some effect, I am down 9 pounds since the doctors office in early December.  But really, all this time for myself, I am so selfish - and you thought selfish was always a bad thing.


  1. it depends on the "selfish".
    doing things for your personal health - NOT selfish.
    being a total dickwad (me first) whilst with friends - SELFISH.

  2. I hate gym work......its a chore.......
    As for selfish.......if you have a good goal, how can it be selfish?

  3. Do not confuse Selfful - taking care of the Self, with Selfish - they are gold and fool's gold.