Pei and I will be headed to Singapore for 3 weeks.
We were last home over the past summer. Our original plans were to go home to visit every other year but my parents are growing older and the amount of their aches, pains and several health issues increases. We should go home and spend time with our parents/grandparents as often as time permits. Fact is ... usually time may permit but $$ doesn't :( I felt very torn and troubled when I received my sister's last email with more information about my parents' health issues. I could not believe the relief and happiness I felt after I decided to do this trip and booked the tickets. Do not be burdened ... God provides!
Getting ready for such a trip home, I usually go out and shop. I always wanted to buy gifts for everyone at home (parents, 9 siblings & their spouses, 8 nephews & 1 niece and numerous friends). We always had to pack, weigh our suitcases, unpack, repack, weight some more to beat having to pay excess baggage.
This trip will be different ... I'm bringing home an exercise chair. One of my main purposes for this trip is to help my Mum and hopefully my Dad too. She has put on too much weight and was having problem with her legs. She is on several medication and her doctors have advised her to watch her diet and exercise daily. I know my brothers and sisters are taking good care of my parents but everyone is busy with work, kids, etc and somehow my parents has neglected their much needed daily exercise.
I did a little research on the net and found this 'Resistance Chair Exercise System' ~
I am studying the DVDs that came with this chair ~
I am going to be my Mum's personal trainer for 3 weeks. I am going to plan a simple exercise routine for my Mum. I am going to teach her to do the routine daily. When I am back in Houston, I plan to call her more regularly to check on her and encourage her to exercise. On this, I am so looking forward to this trip :)
On the other hand, I am worried about how I can get this chair to my Mum. The entire package is H-U-G-E! (look closely at the picture, I've used my craft ruler as a guide) I checked with United and they indicated that I may have to pay some excess baggage. $$ is not going to stop me now!
If anyone of you out there has any good advise on exercise for the elderly, I would appreciate your comments. Again, I know God provides!