I have decided that i need to work on my physical well being. I have gotten out of shape. two years of caregiving does a job on the old body.
I have decided that I will work out when I take William to the Y. I work with him in the pool for 50-60 minutes. I then have him wait on the chair while I swim for 10-15 minutes. I am so out of shape that I can only do laps for that long. I need to work up. Next, I give us showers.
I push William to the lobby and he has his meds and coffee and can watch TV or look into the workout room where I am. I do the eliptical or bike and weights for 15-20 minutes. As long as William takes to take his meds and then get bored and want to leave.
I get him home and put him to bed and then return to the Y to do another 1 hr of cardio. Let's see if I can keep this up.
I got my haircut ....gotta keep it short for the pool. went to the grocery store and did some needed paperwork.
I got William up and said let's go out for breakfast. I was going to go to I-Hop. But, all of the handicapped parking was taken. I said let's try someplace else. We drove and found a Panera's bread. William loves the Mediteranean sandwich and potato soup. Then he caught sight of the breakfast cibatta sandwich and lemonade. For some reason. William always wants lemonade. Then he wanted coffee. I had to say, lets try what we have and then I can order more If you want. He still wanted the Mediterranean sandwich...I had cancelled that and got the breakfast sandwish. i told him that we would try that Mediteranean sandwich another day.
We were next to Ross's. William has been asking me to bring him there. I offered. At first he said that he was tired then he said , No, I want to go. We went and bought him a couple of shirts and underpants. I needed a skillet and got one there.
I needed to go by the bank. But, William didn't want to and neither did I. I said that we could do that tomorrow. There is always tomorrow.
A friend at the Y asked me if I thought that William would ever walk again. I said that yes, i do believe that he will. It is just so slow. Wm is improving.. We are talking in years not days.
I told Wm that I had read that Panera's was a healthy place to eat than most.
Now , I am off to work this afternoon.