I was visiting my dad at rehab earlier this week. (He fell in January and broke both legs. Had surgery and has been in rehab since then.) I was asking how therapy had been that day, and he told me that he was able to walk about 80 feet. I was thrilled for him! It made me think about the workouts that I am doing. He has to work so very hard each day in order to regain a better quality of life. He never complains…never appears defeated…just keeps working. It led me to think, am I putting forth that same effort to improve my quality of life? Sure, there are LOTS of differences, but seeing him struggle certainly puts into perspective the blessing of the challenge before me.
This week has also led me to think about U-Turns. I knew I was headed in the wrong direction with my health and was thankful to have the chance to turn that around. This week hasn’t been great for me on this journey. I haven’t planned well, so with busy schedules, I haven’t eaten or worked out as well as I should. I am finding myself at a place that I need to redirect my path…get back on track. That is the plan. In the meantime, just thankful for change, U-Turns…and new beginnings, again!!