The long and winding road to fitness, day 141

Ahh…a day off work…far and few between now…makes them much more special.  I really didn’t accomplish a lot today.  I did take several boxes of school supplies to the Boys and Girls Club here in town…I guess that’s kind of work related, but it was a very pleasant experience.

I pulled into the parking lot at Kroger, turned the car off, sat there for a few minutes, then started the car and drove home.  What’s up with that?  Well, honestly, I think I was about to buy some unhealthy food choices so I decided not to put myself in temptation’s way.  I don’t know if that’s good or not, but that’s what I did.

I did a little walking this morning while the weather was still nice.  Since then, the temps have been dropping, the wind has been whipping around, clouds rolled in…I guess fall is back.  I just heard the weather guy on tv say tomorrow’s temps will  only be in the 40s…brr…I think I’ve been spoiled by the nice weather we’ve been having.

But it could always be worse (and probably will be soon)…

My eating wasn’t spectacular today.  I ate only 4 servings of fruits and veggies, 1 shy of my minimum goal…maybe I’ll eat a small salad as I’m preparing my food to take to work tomorrow.  Nope, not maybe…I’m going to do it.

And I finally called my hair stylist this afternoon (sounds like I’m some kind of celebrity, doesn’t it?  My stylist.) and made an appointment to get my hair cut tomorrow.  It needs it…desparately.  Hopefully that’ll make me feel better after a long day at work that’s going to start much too early (like 5 am early).

Boys and Girls Club donations

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I had an interesting experience today.  I visited one of the local Boys and Girls Clubs here in Bloomington.  I have always heard how they benefit kids, but I’ve never actually set foot in one.  That all changed today.

Our company collected school supplies from our customers and associates during the month of October.  I finally managed to get the several boxes of school supplies delivered today.

While there, I met the director and got a short tour of the facility.  I don’t know what my preconceptions of the Boys and Girls Clubs were, but I was impressed with all they had to offer the kids in our community.  Chris, the director, told me they have about 500 kids that utilize this club, with two other clubs in the city.  They offer tutoring, a computer lab, a gym, a game room, a library…really an amazing asset to our city’s kids.

I promised the director that I would let people know they were conducting a Thanksgiving food drive through next Monday (11/14)…I’m going to take a few things there to donate.

And I realized we often have things clearance out that these kids could use.  So you can bet I’ll be keeping an eye out for some donation deals.  Have you ever been involved with the Boys and Girls Club in your area?