An Inspiring Moment

Saturday, December 01, 2012

i have missed blogging this week. It has been late by the time i am settling down and done with homework and i just have not had anything left.
I had a pretty good week. I exercised, i made good food choices, i still struggle to drink enough water (i love green tea and coffee). I am under a lot of stress with finals this week and next but i have not been buying junk and so have no junk to eat when i want it :) Broccoli is amazingly delicious to munch on, too.
I really need to be doing Algebra right now, but wanted to share something that has been really inspiring me lately. My BF's grandmother was put on hospice several months back due to a lung infection. She is 94 years old. She was moved to a nursing home and we went to visit her about a month ago. She looked really good and when she needed to get up to use the bathroom, we asked if she wanted/needed help. She shocked us by saying no, and, literally jumping out of bed and grabbing her walker. She was on hospice waiting to die. But apparently no one had informed her. My BF's mom was asking about activities she could get her mom involved in, and since i had worked in nursing homes i was telling her some of the programs available and how the activities coordinator will just not give her a choice but to get involved. :) Grandma started going to activities and making friends. We found out this week that she was taken off hospice and goes to therapy to work out a couple times a week. She rides a bike for 15 min and then does a weight workout sitting in a chair. If Grandma can work out and overcome, then so can i.
My new motto for the month of Dec is 'no excuses'. I was watching a video by Coach Nicole that was saying how people that are successful in so many other areas of life are not always successful in weightless because they do not approach it with the same type of goals or attitudes as the other area's of life. I think that is so me. I am responsible, prompt, ect in so many other areas of my life. I never miss work or school. But when it comes to working out I will skip it...not feel like it... have a crappy attitude about it. Maybe it was just me, but it really spoke to me.

So here's to a new month to accomplish goals!! Now, I'm off to attack my algebra and drink some green tea :) Happy Weekend to everyone!! emoticon
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  • 68ANNE
    What a great blog!
    1967 days ago
    This was an INSPIRING post! Thank you for sharing. I can almost see grandma in my mind! We had a little neighbor lady that passed away a couple of years ago at age 96. She slowed down in the last 2 years of her life (which means she started letting us mow her huge yard for her and carrying the wood to her porch) but until then she drew her own well water every day, cooked and heated with wood only, and still gardened and canned and everything else you'd expect a country woman to do in her 20's! She was quite the scrapper! And I have no doubt it was why she lived so well.
    My first job was in a nursing home (b4 CNA's had to have certification.) One of our patients was 104. And she got up every morning to iron her dress.
    1967 days ago
    Wow, that is one tough lady! You're exactly right... if she can do it, we can!

    Thanks for the great post!

    1968 days ago
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