It is time for a life change to battle diabetes and win. But when is it time? Only you can decide. It will get down to one day you being so fed up, you will just have a talk with yourself and say enough is enough.
And that day will come. You will get tired of being over weight. Maybe you will get fed up with high sugar readings? What about feeling bad as you experience highs and lows of blood sugar? Yes, one day you will sit down and say, that’s it, I have to change something.
And what a day that will be!
So what do you do after you make the big decision? Do you jump up and try to do a zillion things all at once? Of course, you will want to. But is it best to? Absolutely not.
The problem with jumping into a zillion things is that nothing, and I mean nothing, will get done. This will lead to more frustration and you will be back on that slow train to The Sucks.
So what is the best way to get your new life started? A solid game plan. This means that if you were sitting on the edge of your bed then then you need to get up and get a pen and piece of paper. Grab a coffee and sit down and start planning out your game. Put down your goals and how you want to get there. It doesn’t have to be anything fancy. Even just points on a page will be a big step.
Now, let’s talk about the reality of time. Things do not just happen over night. That means you have to understand that little victories are the way to go. So set goals that you can achieve. Personally I would set a larger one and then a number of smaller ones that would lead there. You will feel so satisfied when you achieve the smaller goals that it will motivate you to keep going. And that is exactly what you will want to do.
Small Goals First
What will happen with all of this is that when you start hitting the smaller goals, things will start to snowball for you. Right before your eyes you will see progress and this will encourage you to keep going. Before you know it, you will have hit some great milestones and this will all make sense.
I know, because I am in the middle of doing a reset. I sat down and did this exact game plan. I have seen my blood-sugar readings go from 250 down to 100 over the summer. I have also lost 24 pounds while doing it. Trust me, it works.
When I wrestled as Dirty Dan Denton I had to set goals for my career. This stuff applies to everything.