Today was a bit of a rough one… walking to appt in humidity, low blood sugars before lunch that had me super out of sorts, some general anxiety (mama’s, surely this is normal?!) and just feeling pretty drained… humidity is not my favorite and it definitely hits me a little harder when I’m this pregnant!
The good news is, tomorrow is a new day and so tonight is just being spent relaxing and snuggling with this little lovebug (because she’s the MASTER at relaxing and reminding me it’s IMPORTANT, even if there IS a trillion things to do!) and so between her friendly reminder and my husband handling dinner, I’m feeling a bit better and regrouping.
That humidity though… whewwwww. No joke!
When you get all the way to work and realize you forgot your insulin and glucose tester at home, 35 minutes away… 🙄
And no, skipping a day of insulin and testing is not a viable option, as my levels would be high for a sustained amount of time and that puts both baby and I at risk.
So back home we came for them… and I was doing SO WELL not forgetting that crucial little component of my wellness!
Mannnn it felt good to get back to it today!
I did a workout designed specifically for the second trimester; it was all strength training, no cardio (my preference, if we’re being 100% honest!) and it felt so good after a few days off and a good stretch yesterday!
And lending more credence to my theory that my daily movement seriously helps stabilize my blood sugars, things have been MUCH better the last two days (days I moved) versus the three days that I didn’t!
Who else is moving today?
Okay, you want some real talk? Let’s do real talk! 😊
Diabetes fuckin’ sucks. I won’t even sugar coat it (because sugar is the devil, duhhhh), but it sucks. The second you think you got ish figured out, NOPE, you don’t; back to the guessing games you go!
And I KNOW, before anyone starts coming after me with pitchforks and “it could be so much worse…” stories, I know it could be worse. But any way you slice it, Diabetes still sucks.
It sucks to wake up to low blood sugars and feel out of sorts.
It sucks to continually have to stab your own fingers to draw blood to test.
It sucks to do your best and make no progress.
I could go on. Diabetes just sucks.
I will continue fighting, as I have been, but Diabetes sucks, and having been in the trenches for 8+ years now, I’m allowed to feel that way, and I’m allowed to feel frustrated, and I’m allowed to dislike feeling helpless. I’m NOT helpless, but sometimes it definitely feels that way, and I do a lot of things well, but helpless ain’t one of em.
And I realize this post is far from cheerful and upbeat, but life isn’t always sunshine and rainbows, and I am big on keeping it real.
Diabetes is TOUGH… but I’m tougher, watch
Seems only fitting due to the holiday weekend, right? You can use coconut milk/coconut water as well, it’s delicious!
Have you tried it?
I am always amazed by this wall – it contains a visual representation of all the amazing goodness found in Shakeology.
Sometimes people balk because Shakeology is “processed” because yes, the ingredients are turned into powder form… but it’s a different kind of processing than stripping the nutrients, adding chemicals and preservatives.
This is the MAGIC of Shakeology. The nutrition data is just a small piece of what’s actually in Shakeology. The true magic is in the superfoods/herbs listed on the back of the bag and includes such superfoods as Maca and Goji berries.
The superfoods vitamin/mineral content is just the tip of the iceberg, it’s really about how they act within the body. Some superfoods like Maca have been shown through research in South America and in local traditional medicines to help balance the body’s endocrine system. Goji berries are used in Traditional Chinese Medicine to nourish the vital Qi (energy) of the body.
Imagine how the other 70 superfoods plus probiotics and enzymes are capable of helping your body get healthier. Just imagine what it’s like to drink this every day and perhaps replace unhealthy foods with it. What a difference this simple replacement can mean over the course of months or years! For me, it has made a HUGE difference.
Want to chat more about my experience and see if this could help you? Let’s do it!
Ahhh, one of my favorite recipes! I love berries! You can get some great variety here, too!
Yesssss you can put avocado in your shake, and yessss it’s so good!
Adds a nice creaminess to it – I love it!
Want to try a sampler? Click here!
Ummmm, yes please!
Of note: we don’t heat Shakeology because it breaks the nutrients down, and that’s tragic! Just in case you were wondering why all my recipes indicate NO BAKE!