Since today is the first day of 2013, I wanted to take some time to reflect on my new year’s resolutions. Every year my main resolution is always the same-drink less diet coke! I’m not sure if other type 1 diabetics have this same problem but I have been drinking diet coke since I was diagnosed back in 1993. It’s a hard habit to break. I don’t drink coffee, so diet coke is my caffeine. I’m allergic to milk and hate drinking sugar drinks even if it’s healthy like orange juice, so I also drink diet coke with my breakfast. So, I drink diet cokes; I drink a lot of diet cokes.
I have never really been one to make a New Year’s resolution to work out or lose weight, I am breaking the streak and making that a new goal for me for 2013. My husband and I started running 3 times a week back in October and unfortunately, the holiday break had us miss our runs. I hope to get back to this in the new year. I heard somewhere that women gain the most weight their first year of marriage and husbands gain the most weight after a divorce. Well luckily for my husband, we aren’t divorced or divorcing, but unfortunately for me I did keep that stat true and gained about 30 pounds after we got married. I have no idea how it crept up so quickly. But in 2013, I’m hoping to get back down to my pre-wedding weight by eating healthier and drinking less, which will also help my blood sugars.
When I started my blog back at the end of October, I was so excited and had so many ideas about articles I wanted to post and posted pretty frequently at first. But then I got busy with other work and became a little lax with blogging. For 2013, my plan is to focus more on this website and try to blog three times a week-Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. I want to keep active with this online community especially because it’s a great support system to help manage my diabetes.
I’m looking to 2013 to be my most healthy year yet and I think my new year’s resolutions are realistic and attainable and help me to reach my ultimate goal of getting my A1C below 7.
- Drink less Diet Coke (or even stop drinking it all together)
- Keep up with running 3 times a week
- Start doing another type of workout 2 other times a week-weights, swimming, workout class, etc.
- Walk my dog twice a day-I get lax sometimes with this since we have a nice big backyard but she still loves her walks (photo of her after a long walk below)
- Blog three times per week-goal is M,W,F
- Get my A1C BELOW SEVEN 🙂
Not really new year’s resolutions but in addition to being healthy, I also hope to also travel a lot and finish furnishing and decorating our house.