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Friday, May 27, 2011

Missed Opportunities

There are always events and other things I hear about that I want to do or participate in. Rarely does it fit into my immediate schedule, so I think, "I'll do it later." And later. And later. And...well, you get the picture.

But sometimes, later doesn't come around.

My gym offers a free fitness evaluation to all members. They test your VO2 max, your metabolism, your body composition, etc. I didn't want to get this done while I was pregnant. Then I had the baby, and didn't want to get it done while I was still really overweight. By the time she hit six months, I kept saying to myself, "I'll schedule that next week. I'll do it the next time I see a trainer. I'll wait until I don't have the kids with me."

Well, last week my gym got bought out. Today I walked past the fitness evaluation room, and it's been emptied. I guess that equipment wasn't included in the buy-out.

Bummer. That's one opportunity I didn't capitalize on.

Moral of the story: Well, I think you can figure that out.

Ever miss out on something just because you never set a date to do it?


Elisa said...

I actually won a prize drawing when I was working: 2 free round trip tickets to anywhere in the US or Caribbean.

I was stoked! Unfortunately, I had my heart set on the Caribbean and flights were limited. Trying to coordinate with Eric's med school schedule was daunting. I kept saying we'd figure it out, we'd find a date to go... and then I got pregnant with Gwen and a) I didn't feel like going ANYWHERE and somehow time got completely away from me. I never scheduled it. By the time I felt better, the deadline for activating the reward was gone. Even though I felt well enough to enjoy the trip, we didn't schedule it in time. THAT was a huge disappointment.

Kate Larkindale said...

All the time! I just never have enough time to do everything I want to do. And there are things that get put off, and put off, and put off, and then suddenly the option isn't even there anymore. Like exhibitions I want to see, or plays i want to go to. Never enough time.

Tamara Hart Heiner said...

Elisa, how sad about the free tickets! what a loss.

Kate, that's exactly what I mean!

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