As I am off in Bali.. Yay!! No phone or internet!! (Can’t wait to tell you all about it)….. and fingerpricker.com has just reached it’s 1st Birthday! I have re-posted one of my very first posts in case you missed it….
Her face glowed with a indescribable aura! It absolutely radiated! Her cheeks flushed and her eyes sparkled like the sun off the ocean on a sunny clear day. I caught her eye and for a moment and I had a feeling of deja-vu. Or had I met this person before? I caught her eye again and I peered in closer.
I smiled at this person in the mirror and welcomed her back….
It has been exactly three months since I have last done any exercise. I am by no means an athlete or even just a very fit person. I used to be reasonably fit before Diabetes knocked on my door but now I found it the one thing that made balancing my blood sugar the hardest. But the last three months has been different. I was waiting around to have my EPS ablation (where they burnt that SVT out of my heart so that my heart didn’t go into overdrive) and it just got into my head. In a massive way!
With balancing my thoughts between monitoring my heart rate and monitoring my blood sugar my inner dialogue during exercise roared FEAR and SELF DOUBT so much at me that I couldn’t hear the self motivating thoughts I was trying to focus on. You know those thoughts when you ar trying to push yourself through that last 10 mins or the mountain climb in spin class? Mine range from single power words like; Stronger. Faster. Leaner. to the humourous; I think I can I think I can! to the more profound; There are no shortcuts to any place worth going. But they have been a mere whisper of late. Until now!
I pulled out my mountain bike a few days ago and armed with my heart rate monitor and enough juice to feed a classroom of kindergartens at recess I set off on a little 4klm ride. Wow! How I have missed this feeling! The next day I did an 8.5 klm ride along the beach in the glorious spring sun and tears quite literally made my eyes glisten. The way exercise makes me feel is fabulous! The way it makes me feel so alive! The way it makes me feel like I have diabetes by the scruff of its neck against the wall laughing in its face, ” Go ahead, make my day”….