Yesterday was a 5-star day: I maintained the integrity of my calorie budget, I remained refined sugar-free, I met my daily water goal, I had an intense 30min level 15 elliptical workout, and I stayed well connected with exceptional support.
Mom turned seventy-four years old today! An update on her progress: She's doing well! No infection, no pneumonia, and no horrible deep coughing. She's still on oxygen and still has some unstable blood sugar issues, but the nursing staff is doing a remarkable job staying on top of things.
Our special birthday excursion included a trip to her favorite restaurant and some clothes shopping! We took the wheelchair and the big oxygen tank, so it took some maneuvering, but by-golly, we handled it well. It was a good evening.
Navigating the choices at mom's restaurant of choice was fairly simple, so that went well too.
What an amazing difference a little more than a week makes! Had she allowed pictures from the hospital, you could have seen the difference. Night and day, I assure you. She was not well. Now, with a good treatment plan, she looks healthy and vibrant! I absolutely love this picture of her. She was really having a good time.
I've been giving myself small challenges lately, each designed to make for a stronger daily practice. Yesterday the goals included two things; a reasonably early dinner, and a good elliptical workout. I accomplished both. Today's extra challenge is to simply be in bed earlier than last night. Tomorrow's will be a bigger challenge: Go straight to RecPlex for a work out after work. This will require me to pack my workout clothing in the morning. This is key. Once I get home, the likelihood of me getting back out on a Wednesday is very low. It's simply a matter of better time management. I'm going to meet that challenge!
Thank you for reading and your continued support,
Practice, peace, and calm,
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