Nourishing Zen

Nourishing YOU. Adventures to Healthy, Happy, and a Fulfilling Life! Food is our medicine.

Thoughts… Diabetes Stuff

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I realized a number of different things over the weekend (in SoCal for my cousin’s wedding) … 1. We have a lot of work to do still for our wedding. 2. It is really hard to relax. We are so used to being on the go constantly that it literally takes us two days to feel halfway relaxed. 3. I miss cultural foods. Being in LA, there is SO much variety. Marin County isn’t the most culturally diverse place even though it is SO close to the East Bay and SF. 4. I need to seriously crack down on the dieting and exercising more. 5. We will most likely start having kids in the next year and a half so I need to get my butt into shape. 6. Diabetes and pregnancy scares me.

Okay, so a lot of realizations here. I’ll just touch on the main points.

For my cousin’s wedding. Her decorations were so adorable, yet simple. We loved the chalkboard signs, the small mason jars with small flower arrangements, and lots of frames for people to take pictures with. Simple touches like lace around mason jars, photos here and there of the bride, groom, family and friends… So much to think about!

On another note, the whole diet and exercise thing. Story of my life, right? It’s been such a whirlwind. To eat right, I need to watch my carbohydrate intake as well as any sugars. Ditch the sugary, processed snacks. Consume fresh ingredients. If eating carbs, eat whole grains, with no other unhealthy elements. Now for that exercise portion. I don’t have a ton of time to exercise like many people. I work hard, and by the end of the day, have very little energy left. What’s my solution now? H.I.I.T. 45 minutes. Jump on the treadmill – sprint then jog, sprint then jog etc. Yup, that’s it. I’m determined.

I’m feeling such a rush on this because of many reasons… diabetes and well, my future of becoming a mom someday. Diabetes doubles, if not triples, complications. Diabetes management becomes more difficult, medication dosages increase and potentially double, and with any high BG levels, it can increase the risk of complications anywhere from 2-10%. This is terrifying. So… I’m starting to get myself on a super serious, do-or-die mission. Here we go. Stay tuned.

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Nourishing YOU! A blog about the adventures of being healthy, happy and living a fulfilling life! And cooking, eating and exercising Diabetes and Ulcerative Colitis into remission!

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