Sounds extreme, right?
This morning I was listening to one of my favorite coaches Mia Redrick, The Mom Strategist. She said something that really resonated with me about making commitments. Mia believes that our challenge when it comes to making a commitment is this:
“Often times we are not great at making commitments that will make us honor the change we want.”
I believe this too. There have been so many times I have wanted to make changes in my life but my commitments did not match my desired outcomes. For instance, I would say that I wanted to lose weight, but I was only willing to do so much. I allowed myself to believe that I could still do much of what I was doing, while cutting out some things in hopes of achieving my weight loss goals. The truth was this way of thinking is not effective.
I’d say that I wanted to lose weight. I’d start out eating well, prepping my meals for the week, and cutting out sugar in my diet. At the first sign of a birthday party or an invite to my favorite restaurant I fall off the wagon. Why was it so easy to fall off the wagon? Hadn’t I made a commitment to myself to lose this weight once and for all? Did I not mean what I said? Was it all a joke? Was I a failure?
In all honestly, I had made a commitment to myself, I did want to lose the way once and for all, I did mean what I said, it was not a joke, it wasn’t a failure. So easy for me to fall off the wagon is because I didn’t plan for my success. Success for me would have been planning for those birthday parties in advance to decide what my limits would be at that party.
What exactly would I allow myself to have while there? Am I actually going to have a small, medium or large piece of cake? Am I going to eat other starchy carbs and sugary drinks? Would I eat lean meat, veggies, and drink water in order to make room for my small piece of cake? That was the plan I never made. Therefore, I was never going to be successful in my weight loss goals.
I don’t know about you but I am the queen of losing 10 pounds Monday through Friday and getting it all back on Sunday. I got tired of living life on a weight loss yoyo.
My question to you, “Do your commitments to your diabetes reversal align with your goals?”
Over the years I’ve tried and tried to avoid truly giving up the things I love. Only to realize that the success I was looking for couldn’t be achieved doing the things I used to do.
While there are some things I will give up, quite a few things simply need to be modified. For example, I really like pasta and it does not excite me to give it up. However, I’ve learned that I can substitute pasta with spaghetti squash and still have my yummy chicken Alfredo. How cool is that? One cup of pasta is about 49 carbs, while one cup of spaghetti squash is only 10 carbs. Those are some pretty good numbers.
Is down to my last straw. That something had to change. I knew that change began with me. That change began with my mind. It was time for me to stop making excuses and to think outside the box in order to save my life.
I don’t know what stage you’re at in your life, but if you are reading my blog or on my Facebook page and you still have diabetes, it's quite possible you might have some changes to to make also.
I want you to know that I’m here to support you because it won’t always be easy. It won’t always be fun. Other people in your circle may not be doing it. But I am! And I want to support you. So I challenge you to think outside the box and decide what’s one thing you can change?
I know it’s easier for us to make changes when doctors tell us "If you don’t do this or else," but I want to have to get there for you. I want you to be able to take your time and do this in a way that’s comfortable for you.
So let’s get started. Click here to schedule your FREE discovery call with me. In the mean time, go into the Facebook group and list the one thing you’re going to start making changes on. I've provided a few examples, will it be sugar, salt, fried foods, sweets, drinks, or exercise? Just pick one!
Rome wasn’t built in a day and we can’t reverse diabetes in a day.
However, putting one foot in front of the other will get us there.
Be well & Test often,
The Diabetes Strategist
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