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A Great Day

Monday, May 05, 2014

Today was a great day!! Well, yes, I had to work. And do laundry, check on mom and make her lunch, and clean my house a bit.

BUT--I had a wonderful time with my clients. I have come to realize that I am an important part of their lives, and it is a job I really do love! My clients and my boss are some pretty terrific people!

AND--I took exercise items over to one client's house so her son and I could work out with her. This lady is rather amazing. She is 74, has many health problems, had a pretty rough life. My main focus while there is to make sure she exercises twice a day. I'm there for an hour both times. She has a peddle machine that sits on the floor and she peddles for an hour both times. Her son and I use resistance bands, a shake weight and exercise ball. It takes away my excuse for not working out, and we have a blast.

THEN--I decided that my excuse not to do anything after work, because I am too tired is just not going to fly any more. I got a couple of things ready to mail, mapped out a route, and walked off to the post office. Included in my map is a bar that I stopped at to visit with a friend who happens to be the daughter of another client. We worked together years ago, and fell out of touch. She works at this bar, and it is about half way through the walk. It is a quiet little place, and it was so much fun to have a soda and visit with her.

ALSO--I took time to just enjoy the time and talk to my mom today. Instead of frantically cleaning or taking out her trash and nagging her about not eating enough, I took the time to talk to her and still get a few things that she wanted done taken care of.

I work long hours every day, 7 days a week. The weekends are not many hours, but I am still committed to working. I have been feeling pretty sorry for myself the past couple of months. This is what I have been working on changing. Not the job, the attitude. Every day it gets better. I have more energy and feel happier as the days pass.

Not every day will be great, and there will days that I feel VERY sorry for myself. This is something that I must accept and not beat myself up over. For now Pandora on my phone and a good walk, petting my cat, gardening will be enough to get me over the rough patches.

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