Wednesday, June 7, 2017

A Reality check

Sunday My husband and I had a real reality check. My Mother-in-law lives in a retirement home in her own apartment but she goes to the dining room for her lunch and evening meals. My husband picked me up from work and we went straight to go and visit her. Normally when we go, we never really see anyone cuz they are all in their apartments, we just walk down to her door.

When we got there it was about 4:30 and I said do you think she will be at dinner? We walked around the corner and there are all these people waiting in the lobby with walkers, canes and some going really slow. Some were sitting there all hunched over. She was also sitting right there. They were waiting for the bell to ring to go into the dining room. Don and I just looked at each other and we had the same thoughts at the same time. She ended up taking her food back to her room so that we could visit.
After we left, we both said... Is this our future? It was kinda discouraging. We saw a lady waiting that we used to know years ago and she was always going places and she can hardly move now. She didn't recognize us at all. We were both just dazed!!!
So we decided that we have to keep moving and keep active as we are getting closer to the older years. If you don't use it you loose it right? We don't want to just sit our life away...we dont want that for our life...we really don't. I know there may come a day where I will need a walker and even then I want to keep moving with my walker.
Old age is scary when I think about it sometimes!! I think its the uncertainty of whats going to happen. If only we knew then we could plan much better HA!
We both decided that we really need to get back to loosing weight. We are both up some lbs and so we're on it again!! When Don retires, I told him that I want us to take dance lessons and we can have fun doing that together and it will keep us moving. We both have 2 left feet so that should be very interesting, lol. Think Ive been watching too much of dancing with the stars lol
I'm back at the pool and hope to be able to swim in my older years.
I just want to be like this lady and just be ME and life the rest of my life with vitality and fun and enjoy the little things and family and my hobbies until the good Lord calls me home!!
I just love this picture. Hes still fishing with his walker!! Too cute!!
So my exercise program started on Monday so i am in day 3 and so far so good. I'm sore but that's good!!


  1. Hari OM
    Dancing is great fitness - as is swimming... but just positive mind and daily activity is one of the keys to aging gracefully; you are making a great start! Having worked with the elderly in homes, it became very clear that those who do best are those who have regular exercise and activities such as crafting and art and such like...
    YAM xx

  2. Wait a minute, who wrote this post? Was it me? Oh, must not be me since I would never swim lol! I am totally with you sista!


  3. It is one of the things that keeps me motivated.