The irony is not lost on me. Yes, I have diabetes and I sell sugar....cookies. No, I don't have diabetes because I sell cookies! At first I felt like a bit of a hypocrite, but then I realized that part of our problem is boycotting foods that are "bad". Labeling something off limits seems to only strengthen the desire for said food and weaken ones resistance. It's funny how one of the first questions I've been asked is "So what can you eat?" My answer, everything. There are better choices than others but that doesn't mean that I can't enjoy the occasional treat, I just need to be mindful.
If I want to kick this thing in the butt, I need to be sure that I'm putting in the best foods possible to allow me to get healthy and lose weight. That will also happen by means of exercising. I've recently signed up for a 30 Day Challenge with Betty Rocker. I was scrolling through Facebook and came across a sponsored post for this challenge. Upon further investigation, I decided that I would give it a shot! Just 15 minutes a day for 30 days - no problem!!
I have been very diligent in getting my 15 minutes in, well until yesterday. After hosting my grandson's first birthday party and feeling the weight of a busy day and week, I decided that I would give myself permission to skip a day. Then again today, I decided to take another day off. I'm tempted to beat myself up - but I refuse to do so. I will start fresh tomorrow.
I tend to be an all or nothing type of person, but more often than not, it's not a very practical approach to most things. So I'm learning how to step back and look at things clearly. Does skipping a workout or two mean that I've failed? No. Does eating a few too many chips and dip at a party mean that I'm going to gain back every pound that I've lost? No. So many times before, I would have given up. But not now. I know that I can just dust myself off and start again. It's all good! Tomorrow is a brand new day. A gift given to make better choices, to make the most out of the time given, to embrace it and try again.
Whatever struggles you are facing right now, I hope and pray that my journey can be a source of encouragement and even strength for you to get up again tomorrow and face a new day. Make it count!
I'm still learning the ins and outs of this disease and as I do, I plan on sharing with you here. If you are on a similar journey, please let me know so that I can cheer you on!! We weren't meant to do it alone! You and me.....we're on the same team!