Step by Step, Day by Day

Well my workouts aren’t going as I would like them, just due to life, but I am still trying to make progress even if it’s little. Every little step I make gets me closer to where I want to be and that’s all that counts!

So I haven’t been working out as frequently as I would like, but my progress so far has been that I am able to run for a longer period of time without getting fatigued!!! Honestly with Dr. Hubby (he’s not really a doctor lol) being a personal trainer I should be doing better but, I have to step up to that plate first. Like I said step by step, day by day.

Also, I did my first type one run meet! It was nice and really forced me to get a bit serious. The lady who is over my chapter was really nice ad dealt with my awkwardness, as I don’t do people well. It was nice to be able to meet with another type one for more than just a second and enjoy brunch! I really hope this is the start of something great and keeps me active in the community!

 

It’s a new week. Let’s be great, rock these sugars, and get a move on things!

Happy New Year

Hey y’all, Happy New Year! (I know, I know) It’s been a good little minute since I’ve posted last. Let’s just say I put this page and everything else, including my diabetes, on the back burner. It wasn’t the best, but I was riding the waves that life gave me. Luckily, I didn’t self destruct (nobody but GOD)!

But, now I am rededicating my self to this page, my health, my sanity, and the entire type 1 diabetes community! I would say that this is my resolution for 2018 but I suck at those. I will say it’s more so of a goal of mine, for I do have an end goal in sight. So far I have been doing pretty good; I’ve actually started using my Instagram page Being_Betic, created a Twitter CeeTheBetic, and resurrected my Tumblr Ceethebetic. I haven’t gone more than 2 days without being active so I have faith that I can stay active on Being Betic.

Another goal I have is to have an a1c lower than 7%. Right now my a1c s 8.5%. I see my Endo in 2 weeks, so we’ll see how I’m doing then. I’m not feeling to good about it, just because of the burnout I was experiencing.

I even got a new pump! I made the switch from the medtronic 530g to he 670g! I don’t have my sensors yet, but I’m not too stressed for I have to be sure I’m not gonna get lazy once I get the cgm! This is a process I’ll definitely keep you guys updated on!

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Also, I know I posted about running a half marathon…..well I COMPLETED IT!!!!! I believe it took me about 3 hours and 28ish minutes! It wasn’t my goal time, but I did finish and I wasn’t the last to cross the finish line. I was soo proud of myself, even though it was hard and I didn’t perform how I wanted to, i signed up for another half marathon in April. I will actually be keeping my training updated here! I also did a bridge run as well!

While I was gone I also finished my first semester of my Diagnostic Medical Sonography program with 2 A’s and 2 B’s! I don’t think I have ever done that well in my entire college career or even high school. I think I am going to start a series looking back on my first semester and my new upcoming semester.

All in all I have exciting things coming my way, and I can’t wait to share it with my #diabuddies both new and old! Life has been good but it’s going to get better in 2018. I can feel it. I know God has an awesome plan for me and my family.

Overly Ambitious?

So at the beginning of the month, I was watching this BuzzFeed video and it gave me the motivation and push to get up off of my ass. In case you don’t feel like watching the video here’s a quick overview: Michelle Khare takes on a challenge with BuzzFeed where she trains for a marathon in 10 weeks. Yes, I said TEN WEEKS. For those who don’t know a marathon is 26.2 miles. TWENTY-SIX point TWO miles in TEN weeks.

There were a couple times where Michelle had these breakdowns forcing her to evaluate why she was doing this crazy task. It was in these moments that I was touched by that emotion. Track was something that I did in high school, but by no means was even close to being the best, but somewhere along the line I got lazy. Workouts were less frequent and the pounds started to add on. I use to be slender with a fast metabolism. Now that metabolism has slowed down. Running is usually the only workout that I can halfway stick to and when I find a good rhythm I can find it soothing (at times). Tired of having a daily fight with my self confidence, depression, and anxiety, I told my husband I was going to run a half marathon! Looking at the dates I had six months to train. I figured I can get to running 13.1 miles in 6 months. Michelle did double that in less than half of the time that I have. What could go wrong.

Well I’m committed to this run now because I am already registered so that means I can’t run away from this task unless I want to throw money down the drain. There are times where I wonder if I was too ambitious and am getting in way to deep. Then there are times where I think ‘Girl, you got this’. It is an almost constant battle, but I am accepting the little wins. For now I am just motivated to get some type of workout in almost daily, and that right now is more than enough. I have a little over five months and am able to run the majority of 3 miles. I will be fine and will achieve this goal.

It may be hard. It may suck. I may cry. I may bleed. None of that matters because I WILL cross that finish line.