Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Pick Yourself Up and Keep Going

Have you found yourself disappointed, disgusted or discouraged with something in your diabetes or non-diabetes life?  Have you fell a little short of your goals?  How did you pick yourself up and just keep going?
For a while now I’ve been trying to get into a regular exercise routine, eat a better diet, and lose these many many pounds that have crept on over the past few years.  Actually, the pounds have been creeping on over more than a few years, gradually enough that I didn’t even realize how big I had gotten.  It’s almost as if I have fallen asleep and I suddenly wake up trapped in a body I don’t recognize and stuffed into sizes of clothes that used to hang off me.
“Like diabetes, losing weight is about picking yourself up & starting all over again”
The more I thought about it, the more I realized this was true.  Diabetes knocks us down, beats us up and disappoints and disgusts us over and over again.  But we pick ourselves up and start again - because that is the only option we have.  Diabetes isn’t going anywhere, so we learn to deal with the hardships and just keep going.  Why not take that lesson into other tough aspects of our lives?