Sunday, May 25, 2008

Fit Friday - from "It's My Life"

So my friend writes about small victories at her blog "It's my life...". She's rockin' and rollin' in terms of getting more fit.

My choices have been somewhat bound by needs/limitations, as in if someone offerred me a sinfully delicious chocolate chip cookie, I ate it, because we're broke until payday and I've been saving the food at home for the family. But even in the midst of that chaos, it is still possible to make good choices. I say this not to blow my own horn, but to maybe give hope to someone who is feeling that small steps don't make a difference.

As you know, I work in a residential/teaching facility for adults with mental retardation and developmental disabilities. The ladies in my home are less mobile than most and get bathed in a pedestal bathtub (that raises and lowers), while sitting on a lift. They have 'self-care' boxes containing their shampoo, soap, etc. When we have enough staff we bring all the boxes and night clothes to the bathing room in the afternoon to save some time later on. (Yes, I'm getting to the point now...*lol*) I could've carried the boxes in a group of 2 and 3, but I chose to carry them one at a time to get in extra steps.

We took two of the ladies on a shopping trip to Walmart on Friday. One is a ward of the state and gets very little, so it was absolutely thrilling to see that she got $20 to spend on whatever she wanted. I planned our route through the store in order to get more walking in. This was also beneficial to her, as we passed more items and could talk about them.

A couple times this last week I made a conscious choice to forgo a couple of cigarettes.

That's all I really can remember right now, but that's ok ... usually I can hardly remember yesterday! *lol*

Tuesday, May 13, 2008

Posh Mama on the Back Porch

My back porch has changed recently. The porch light used to be orange (from Halloweens past) and I looked forward to seeing that as I rounded the corner on my way home from work at 11:00 pm. Seriously, I would smile every time I saw it. Well, it finally gave up the ghost (Halloween pun) and now there is a regular yellow-white light.

Secondly, my husband had them install a security light in our back yard. It used to be pitch black back there, especially as there is a large wooded area behind our house. But instead of being able to hide on the back porch and just be, I feel now like I am on stage. So it's a little less of a 'retreat' than it used to be.

So, I've had to find other places to renew.

One such place is a website called "Posh Mama". Posh Mama is made up of women from all around the world from all walks of life. Members range in age from 20 years old to 80 years old! Posh Mamas are CEO's, Students, SAHM's, Artists, Designers, WAHM's, Models, Authors, Mompreneurs, etc. Posh Mama Online Magazine and Social Network is a positive and upbeat community. You will feel immediately welcomed as it is the sweetest spot on the 'net.

Ok, confession time...I haven't written on my blog here in over a month. Life, you KWIM (know what I mean)? Thanks to PM for giving me that push that I needed to get writing again. Go see the site. There is something for everyone!