"Whatever you do, do it with intention."
Y'all, I've got chocolate Poptarts and Lucky Charms in my house. I have sugar filled creamer in my fridge. I've got Netflix, Hulu, and cable. I have to intentionally choose how I'm going to fuel my mind and body EVERY DAY.
Obviously, I'm human and flawed, but it's a process and this morning I chose to move myself forward in a positive way.
How do YOU fuel yourself in the a.m.?
I want to be real with you all. It's not always rainbows and butterflies in life and things are not always what the seem from the outside. Unfortunately, I have not been taking care of myself like I should. I have been giving in to treats and sweets. I have only recently returned to working out several days a week after several years of not working out at all. Even though I'm small, I am not in great shape. I don't eat as clean as I should. I don't want to leave my family behind due to a preventable disease.
I recently found out I am pre-diabetic.
I noticed with my baby I was having a lot of trouble with the glucose test. I failed the 1-hour test and then the 3-hour test twice. The numbers were not so bad that they were overly concerning but it was enough to raise some red flags.
I am of African-American heritage, which increases my risk factor of developing pre-diabetes.
I have a family history of diabetes and I lost my own mother to the disease because she was not taking care of herself. It was so scary when she fell into a diabetic coma. We thought we were going to lose her, thankfully she came out the other side. Ultimately, she didn't listen to her doctor and her body gave up on her.
All is not lost however, I know this is a warning to me. I have to make serious lifestyle changes in order to prevent developing type 2 diabetes. I understand through eating clean, watching my carb consumption and exercise I can prevent this from turning into type 2 diabetes. I am sharing this with you all because I'm in my 30's, I'm not over-weight but due to different risk factors, I am in the beginning stages of the disease. This is to show regardless of what your life situation is you need to keep your health and take care of yourself. I won't be posting about my workouts and what I eat but I will chime in periodically to share my journey to, hopefully, stop this preventable disease.
I should have taken better care of myself and now it's my body's way of saying I NEED to.