GratiTuesday – Healthy and Fit Pregnancy!

Can’t we do both?! 😉

Ahhh, gratiTuesday… I’m grateful I’ve been able to stay active during my pregnancy. Not only has this greatly helped keep my sugars {{mostly}} stable, but it’s also gone a long way towards helping me mentally and emotionally, too. I feel my best when I’m moving my body, and I think we all know that when we feel our best, we are much more equipped to handle the many ebbs and flows of life!

While I have definitely slowed down considerably, I’m still focusing on getting 15-20 minutes of movement 4-5 times a week, and I think it’s a good balance for me… plus naps, LOTS of naps.

GratiTuesday – Diabetic Team

Every week, twice a week, I email my Diabetes/pregnancy team my numbers for the last few days – my numbers at wakeup (fasted, since I don’t eat in my sleep… I don’t think! 😉), before and after each meal. And this is how they determine if I need to take more insulin or not to counter the pregnancy hormones and the havoc they can wreak on a Diabetic.

And most of the time, my numbers are pretty good – we have worked HARD to find a good balance and I work really hard to eat well, drink water, stay active, and manage my stress.

And other times, like weekends full of parties and BBQ’s, they aren’t quite as good, but still not terrible. Life is about balance, it’s just a matter of accommodating this balance.

And sometimes, even through pretty flawless effort on my part, hormones just do. their. thang, and this was a lot for me to accept and acclimate to, as my first instinct was, as usual, to look inward and blame MYSELF for something I was/was not doing.

And if you have followed my diabetic journey, you know I have DEFINITELY seen my share of struggles. Pregnancy added quite a few layers to that, because that’s what pregnancy does to a body.

And if you know me, you know I like to fix things; if somethings not right, I wanna make it so it is. This is ESPECIALLY important in my own health.

And my team is awesome, truly. They are so encouraging and empowering, compassionate and knowledgeable.

I feel safe and capable with them guiding me through something I’ve never gone through.

I don’t look for the praise as much as I look for reassurance from a professional that my numbers are good and I’m on the right track, and doing the best I can for this baby who is solely relying on ME, but when the lead nurse emails me and it includes this praise, it goes right to my heart and reminds me that I’m capable, I’m a warrior, and I can do hard things!

“You are a Rock Star!
They are perfect!”

Some may see it as just words, but who amongst us hasn’t gotten a little boost, a little pep in their step from someone’s kindness?

Be the light in someone’s life – be the one who lifts them up and reassures them that whatever life throws at them, they. can. handle. it.

💕

GratiTuesday – My Medical Team

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Today (and really, every. single. day.) I am so incredibly grateful for my medical team – we have added some new members (and I will go into details about that another time) and I am just so grateful everyone is working in harmony to keep myself and the baby healthy!

As I’ll share further, Diabetes adds an interesting layer to pregnancy, and pregnancy adds an interesting layer to Diabetes management, so I am blessed to have such a rockstar team to guide me so I don’t have to stress about it (because we all know that isn’t gonna help matters!)

Help is always available, but it’s up to you to accept it 💕

GratiTuesday – Snugglebug Pups!

GratiTuesday!

Yesterday, today, tomorrow… basically all day every day I am so incredibly grateful for this sweet babe and her snuggle-bug ways!

Whether she’s curled up next to me, resting her sweet chin on my stomach, draping a paw over my leg, nuzzled into my neck or full body sprawled on me, I live for her snuggles; I’m grateful for them and reminded how lucky we are to have such a sweet, loving pup!

She makes bad days good and good days even better and I couldn’t love her more! 💕🐾

GratiTuesday – Motivation

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Today’s Gratitude is for all of YOU!

I get so many messages on my stories, and uplifting comments on my posts, and those words really do mean so much!

There is a bit of a misconception that I am always motivated, and while I’m a self starter who truly loves crushing a good workout and the feelings associated with it, I’m also human and I do find myself in moments where outside motivation makes the difference!

Thank you 💕

GratiTuesday – Car Payment

I made the first payment on this babe today!

Do I love having a car payment again after almost 3 years without one? I mean I wouldn’t mind the balance being zero… just keeping it real!

… but …

I do love that I am paying for a car I actually LOVE.
I love that I have the means to GET myself a reliable vehicle.
I love that I have worked SO HARD to rebuild my credit that I didn’t need a cosigner OR to accept a double-digit interest rate.
I love that my little side gig helps me pay for it. (could you use a side gig for some extra cash?)
And I love being reminded that I had the confidence to buy her on my own, something I honestly never thought I would have the confidence to do (we’ll chalk most of that up to the fact my ears function poorly 😉)

So yes… bills can certainly serve as a reminder of things we are {{ BLESSED }} to have!

Is your vehicle paid off?