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!

Getting Active!

I’ve been getting active, and I mean that in more than one way! Like I said before, since December I have been really wanting to get more active in the t1d community and take control over my diabetes. I’ve also been trying to be more physically active.

I am super excited in how active I have been in the t1d instagram community. I am starting to make new diabuddies and learn about opportunities and how others make it through this struggle called diabetes. I have been really trying to find type one diabetics in the Savannah area, but it’s kind of difficult when you don’t know where to start.

Luckily I follow a page called Diabetic Running Podcast where I learned about Type One Run, an organization who’s mission is “To improve and enrich the lives of all those touched by Type 1 diabetes through running and community engagement.” Let me tell you my excitement when I found out about this group! I did get a little discouraged at first when I found out there wasn’t a Savannah chapter yet. The thought crossed my mind to start one up myself, but I didn’t want to do the organization a disservice if I couldn’t be consistent. About a week or two later I see that there is a Savannah chapter! I joined their Facebook group and find out that they have a couch to 5k running program.

So hopefully I can find me some running diabuddies in my area! It would be nice to have someone who can relate on a personal level! The program begins tomorrow and is 6 weeks long. I will try my best to post weekly updates. Wish me luck as I try to be awesome lol. I also linked a photo of the program , the Facebook link for the program, as well as a little more information from the group below if any one wants to do it as well.

Type One Run: Couch to 5K

“Designed with T1D trainer Cliff Scherb from Tristar Athletes @tristarathletes featuring workouts from diabetic health coach Lauren Bongiorno @lauren_bongiorno this beginners 6 week couch to 5K program will easily get you across the finish line.”

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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.