New Year, New Me

Happy New Year!!

I still have diabetes. But I wont let that get me down! My a1c isn’t 7. I didn’t actually think I would get down from 11.3 to 7 or below in a year when I started this blog, but I did get much further than I thought I would. Now 7 seems like a piece of cake.  Although eating a piece of cake probably wont help me get there any faster.

I can’t check my a1c again until February and I have a feeling it will be slightly higher than my last reading- 8.5 (those evil Holiday treats…). I know a tiny set back wont kill me. I also know that if my a1c went down almost 3 full numbers in 1 year, it can definitely go down 1.5 numbers in another year.

For 2015, my goal is to be active everyday. If that means a 5 mile run before work, awesome. If it means that I can only squeeze in 30 minutes on a stationary bike before jumping in the shower and rushing out the door, that’s fine too. Exercise gives me endorphins and endorphins make me happy, and happy people just don’t shoot their husbands….shameless Legally Blonde reference ;P.  Really though, exercise gives me energy and keeps my blood sugars fairly normal- so an active 2015 this is a no brainer.

I’m also trying to get into the habit of cooking fresh meals more often, but I know that if I give myself too many goals I’ll become completely overwhelmed. So instead of telling myself that I have to exercise everyday and cook meals from scratch 5 days a week AND remember to give myself corrections and meal boluses AANNDD commit to staying more organized, I’m going to focus on staying active. With one thing done everyday (or at the very least 4-5 days a week), than everything else sort of just falls into place as well.  If I go for a run, the last thing I’m going to want to do is ruin it by eating crappy food or forgetting to give myself insulin.

One thing I’ve learned about myself is that I’m a perfectionist. I’ve actually always known that, but I didn’t realize how angry I’d get with myself when I messed up in some way.  I think that by trying to get into a more relaxed mindset I won’t hate myself for forgetting to do something or running out of time or choosing to relax instead of striving for perfection. The best advice I’ve ever heard is:

‘You’re only human’

It might sound obvious- yes I’m aware I’m human, but it also helps me recognize that every human messes up and NOBODY is perfect. We’re all just running around trying our best.

I’m also going to work on remembering to post to my blog more often 😉

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