Wednesday, May 16, 2012

D-blog Day 3 - What needs work?

Do it because it's good for you! I hated to read when I was a child. I grew up in the 80's, so I was in love with the tv. My Mom tried everything to get me interested in reading. Finally, when I was in the fifth grade I entered into a bet with my parents. The deal was that I had to go an entire year without watching tv and in return I would get $500. That was a lot of money to an 11 year old. The first month was hard, but then Mom started taking me to the library every week. Boredom vanished and I discovered a love for reading that has never disappeared. It is hard to realize that something that is good for you can have such benefits.
Likewise, I did not grow up an athlete. I was the kid on the field entertaining the crowd instead of playing soccer. I hated working out. I grew to tolerate it as an adult, but I still didn't like it, so I didn't do it often. After I was diagnosed with type 1, I came to a startling realization. I could drop my blood sugar by between 50-100 points with an intense hour workout. I know that it is good for me, but I fall off the wagon so easily. I have all of the typical excuses. I am just so tired; I want to spend time with my family; not today, I will go tomorrow. I know that it is something I should be doing. I know it will greatly improve my health. I know that it is the right example to set for my kids. Lets see if I can get up and go in the morning!


  1. My get up and go got up and left. But I'm with kids need to see me moving more!

  2. Echo that! I need to actually get moving around and being all active-like. I'm seeing all kinds of inspiration from fellow Adult Type 1s out there, and need to follow their lead... today, not tomorrow. I proclaim the end to my procrastination, and wish you well in embracing whatever activity you want, Brian!!

  3. Hi Brian-
    I've just discovered your blog through Diabetes Blog Week. I can certainly relate to your story, as my husband and one child are impacted by Type 1. I look forward to reading more of your posts in the future!