Ever since College, I have struggled with fluctuations in my weight. All the ups and down throughout the years have taken it's toll. I am 35 years old and have been diagnosed as Type 2 Diabetic, currently and now for the rest of my life on medication. (Unless I do something about it.. but...) I am struggling, I won't lie, with this battle I have with my eating habits and lack of physical movement. The mental aspect that goes along with a lifestyle change is the hardest part to wrap your head around. I never realized how many people I knew, family and friends, who are Type 2 Diabetic as well. I've lost 2 beloved Aunt's now due to the complications of Diabetes leading to Heart and Health Issues. It definitely knocks you back into reality.
Life is so unpredictable but there are choices you can make that will help prolong your time on this world. So what could I do that would help me specifically on my journey? I know, I definitely needed to change my point of view. I needed to stop focusing on such negatives all the time in all aspects of my life, and start focusing all my attention to the positives. What else could I do?
1- Quit smoking. I haven't been a smoker most of my life but for the past 6-7 years I had smoked heavily. Numerous times trying to quit.
2- Focus on what makes me happy. I used to always walk. I walked for hours and hours throughout town. I would go hiking and be out in nature. I missed that. That is how I will introduce physical activity back into my life.
3- Join a group, and stay on track. Set a goal, and keep it. Team Diabetes is my support, and Ireland is my goal.
Thank you for your interest in my Journey, and your support will help me keep going! Colleen Dontigny