I am truly getting more and more excited about my walking program for 2014. I feel like I am finally put that health education and promotion Master’s degree of mine to good use! Planning and implementing this program is exactly what I spent six years in school doing. Sadly I’ve never gotten to use it in a job (yet) but I’m still young and my future grows brighter every day. I now have three prizes donors officially on board, thank you Betterbariatric.net, Celebrate Vitamins, and Bari Life Bariatric Supplements!!! Head over to their websites and check them out! Remember official details of the program will be announced December 1 but you can look at the top of blog now for a hint!
I am also very excited to be starting my new job at the retirement community this week. It’s a huge retirement community and I will be working in their skilled nursing building as an aide but I hope to one day attain a position elsewhere in their community. Tomorrow is my orientation and I should be getting my schedule tomorrow and hopefully get to start Wednesday afternoon. I’m going to be working the afternoon shift for now which is 2:30 pm-10:30 pm. That’s what I asked for because I think it will work best for the rest of my life right now and it is my preferred shift when working that kind of job. I’ve been doing this kind of work most of my adult life and worked all three shifts and 2nd shift is by far my personal choice. I hope to be able to update you in a few days with how I like it.
My local Walk From Obesity is Saturday morning and I always enjoy it! The Walk from Obesity is the only event that brings together those who are directly affected by obesity. My participation in this event is key to raising funds and drawing attention to obesity and the need for treatment and prevention efforts. Your tax-deductible gift will help the ASMBS Foundation and the Obesity Action Coalition fund research, education and advocacy efforts to help fight obesity and the problems that those struggling with obesity face. I look forward to this walk every year, this year will be the fourth walk I have participated in. Consider joining the walk if you are local or donate!
And I wanted to share my motivation board that I made last week using a dry erase board I found laying around at home. It’s on my nightstand next to my bed so it is one of the first things I see when I wake up.
“Challenges are what make life interesting and overcoming them is what makes life meaningful.” ~Joshua J. Marine