This post, as well as the others within the series will be a little different than the others, in that it isn't directly related to diabetes. However, it is needed in part because of diabetes.
Many mothers (and fathers) tend to struggle with the balance of being a parent, and still being themselves. Many of us have given up things that we used to identify as being a part of who we are. It seems natural for a parent to think of their family and children before themselves. This is especially true for any parent who has a child with T1D or any condition that requires extra care and/or management.
I'm sure we've all thought at some point in time that today's the day. Today I'm going to do something for me....I'm going to go to the gym, I'm going to read a nice book, I'm going to train for a Marathon, I'm going to..........
And we just don't get around to doing it.
Well the theme Destination ME was thought of by Hallie at the awesome blog The Princess and The Pump. Its about taking little steps towards finding yourself again. Its about doing it together.
The first week her goal was to get to bed earlier. I thought I can do that.
That's EXACTLY why I didn't post last week about joining in. I was to busy getting to bed before 11pm.
That doesn't mean I got to stay in bed! I was still up checking blood sugars and responding to pump alarms, but I did get some extra sleep by getting to bed earlier.
I have my own goal this week, and that is to attend my twice weekly exercise class. I attended last year and up until the end of June. I even managed to lose a few pounds at it. And Most importantly I love it!
Between driving to and fro, and the actual class, I get about 1.5 hours away from my house and the worries of diabetes. I can honestly say I don't think about it, because I'm too busy trying to breath than to think!
Why don't you join in?
What's your goal?