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Wednesday, November 04, 2015

Diabetes is the best thing that ever happened to me.

It's been a challenging week or two food-wise just because some folks at the office have been bringing in cookies and other goodies and putting them on the counter. I work in the main office where the goodies are hanging out kinda in my face. I have been very tempted and I almost gave in last Friday, but do you know what? Oddly enough, my glucose has been lower than usual (a good thing!) when I get home on the days that I beat temptation. Isn't that strange? Not drastically lower, but about 10-15 points lower. It's like my body understands how I suffered and it wants to make me feel better. "Good job!" I hear my pancreas saying, "Here ya go, here's a great reading to boost your spirits!"

I'm keeping myself from getting bored with exercise. My knees are "iffy" and sometimes they want attention. If I walk too much, they seem to get "iffy" more often. I've been walking/ running twice a week and in honor of NovemBURN I'm getting myself back to the gym (don't ask, but I know you won't judge! we've all been there!) and working out on different machines. My knees seem happier and when my knees are happy, everybody's happy. :-) Yin yoga is my new best friend as far as flexibility and turning off my brain. In tonight's class, the instructor said, "You are enough." I started crying. I'm so Type-A, you don't even know. I have trouble relaxing. I feel guilty. There are things I could be DOING, crossing off my list, and if I have an extra hour then I should get cracking on next week's to do list so I can start the week ahead! Really. This is the inside of my head.

To hear that I am enough (never mind that he got me in a moment of weakness when I actually believed it and started to cry!) short-circuited my brain. I don't have to be perfect. I don't have to do it all. I know we all know this stuff but sometimes us Type-A people just nod our heads and say sure and don't really grasp it. I am enough. I can sit here and relax and have a cup of tea and do nothing and the world isn't going to collapse. It was good to hear, especially as we head into the holiday season.

Anyway, I'm doing great. Classes are intense but I'm getting through and I only have a few more weeks to go before break. Holiday preparations are intense but I'm already almost done with shopping so if I play my cards right the "Enough Me" will have a chance to relax a bit.

Life is good.
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  • JUSTJAIMESIZED
    You are absolutely right, you don't have to be perfect! But I can tell you that you are doing amazing, and that I am SO proud of you!!
    2093 days ago
  • SHAMROCKY2K
    Glad you found your nitch!
    2093 days ago
  • FITMARY
    Great job and great blog! What powerful messages...
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    2094 days ago
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    i have never tried yoga would like to.
    Always remember you are enough, if not the whole package. You are not here to meet others standards they need to meet your standards!
    We are all a work in progress sometime were a one bedroom remodel and sometimes were the Empire state building remodel!!!!!
    2094 days ago
  • STEPJOY
    I love yin yoga, too. I'm glad that it's helpful to you.
    2094 days ago
  • ALICIA363
    Thank you!
    Yes, you are enough. Glad you could feel it.
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    2094 days ago
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    You are doing awesome. I know how you feel being Type A because I too am the same. I hare being idle.
    I assure you however that sometimes we must slow down and take a break. I have had to take 2 days away from full fitness because my body started to tell me I was over doing it. I am walking only today and tomorrow for fitness and so far it has helped with my pain. After tomorrow;s rest I will be gun ho again and off running with the wind.

    Have a great week and glad to know you are enjoying your workouts.

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    2094 days ago
  • DESILOVEY
    Good job
    2094 days ago
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