Last week, I had bloodwork done for my a1C. And I will be honest: I wasn’t about balance as much this pasts Summer as I could have been. And my test results showed as such. Slight increase in a1C – up to 7.0.
Which means its time to get back on track and get my Diabetes back under control – I know I can do it and so I will. It’s not easy but I am worth it!
Yes, this bothered me. But no, I won’t beat myself up about it – that’s not a productive use of my time. I am better off focusing my energy on righting this ship.
Got any tips to help me? What works best for you?
Most asked question EVER: How do you stay motivated?
Real talk here: there comes a point in your life where you just DO IT. The #1 reason that someone decides to not become a coach is because they believe they need to LOVE fitness or be GOOD at fitness. Nope!
Being a coach holds me accountable and also gives me new and exciting programs to always try! Perfect? I don’t even bother to try and be perfect. My online accountability groups keep my ass in line and I press play even when I don’t want to!
Keeping healthy, and preserving all the hard work I have put in keeps me motivated to keep going… It is almost never easy, and sprawling out on the couch is significantly easier, but I know I can’t do that – I have to find it within to keep going, keep working towards staying healthy, happy, and vibrant.
What keeps you motivated, do you have any tricks?
The Susan G Komen Foundation has provided tips to help you take the important steps towards a healthier lifestyle, which can do wonders to lift your spirit, keep your weight in check, and help you live a healthy, active lifestyle.
- Move and Groove – If there is one thing cancer hates, its an energetic, active lifestyle. The key to getting fit is doing something that you love – and doing it long enough to reap the all-important health benefits. Walking is something we all do every day anyways, so why not make it count? A mere 30-minute stroll at a brisk pace is a totally drama-free way to get fit. Bonus? Exercise lowers estrogen levels, fights obesity, lowers insulin levels, and boosts the immune system.
- Live to Eat Well – A diet rich in fruits, vegetables and whole grains is the ideal way to nourish your body. Be sure you have your nutritional bases covered by taking a multivitamin containing folate and staying on top of your calcium intake. Get your daily 1,000 mg by throwing in a little low-fat yogurt, milk, kale, spinach, or a calcium tablet. (Me, I get all my bases covered in my daily Shakeology – super easy!)
- Steady On – Maintaining your ideal weight isn’t just for looking good in your skinny jeans. Keeping the number on the scale in the healthy range can mean a decreased risk of breast cancer after menopause.
- Keep the Inner Peace – Diet and exercise alone aren’t enough to keep your body and mind in top form. Take special care of your emotional health by maintaining close relationships with family and friends as well as engaging in the activities you cherish. Reading a book on a Sunday afternoon or catching a movie with a friend are effortless ways to carve out some stress-free “me” time.
- Don’t Wine (too often!) – While research shows that drinking a glass of wine every day lowers the risk of heart disease, it can actually boost your risk for breast cancer. Keeping your alcohol intake to less than one drink per day may help stave off this risk.
- Get in the Driver’s Seat – Don’t make the mistake of riding shotgun when it comes to fighting health issues. Take control of your wellbeing by making sound diet and exercise choices, annual checkups and regular screenings.
You can do this – just be smart! 🙂