Diabesity Challenge Day #36 – Dealing with Negative Thoughts

imagesI woke up this morning with like zero energy and after about 30 minutes of trying to wake up decided to call this day another day of rest. I had all kinds of negative thoughts this morning correlated with my current work out plan. Is is too much? Am I getting too old? Why am I putting myself through these rigorous workouts each morning? So rather than drive myself mad and do something really stupid like give up I decided it would be best to simply take a day off.

I believe that once again I am getting to the point where I am over working my body and it is responding with a white flag. I am concentrating more on the workouts than I am on the foods that I am putting into my body. I need to take a step back and take a good look at what I am doing. I know that the resistance exercises are the key to depleting the blood of excess glucose and it is important to work the weights with enough power to keep things regular. But on the other hand I may be taking it a bit too far. I have the whole day to think about these things and decide if change is necessary. Right now I am thinking about adjusting my workouts to strength training during the week and leaving cardio for the weekends. I am thinking about bringing each routine down to just one set, but doing multiple body parts each morning. We shall see what tomorrow brings.

The one thing I do know is that I can never give up and must continue to push on in any form I need to mold into. I am certainly starting to feel my age and I don’t like it one bit. But I will find a way to march on and maintain the best health I can. For today I am simply taking a day off to reflect and regroup.

When these types of negative thoughts come about, and they always do at times the best way that I know how to deal with them is to rest and meditate on them. Where are they coming from and are they thoughts that should be dismissed, or warning signs that I may be going in the wrong direction. The positive side of these types of thoughts is that I do recognize them and acknowledge them.
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Blood Sugar- 109, Body Weight- 184.0

About SimpleLivingOver50

At 53 years old I am starting to realize how life changes both physically and emotionally. I strive for a life of simplicity. I am winning the battle with type II diabetes, created a plan to have all debt paid off in 4 years including the house, taking advantage of every opportunity to live life to it's fullest through adventures in nature, hiking, biking, loving and learning.
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2 Responses to Diabesity Challenge Day #36 – Dealing with Negative Thoughts

  1. New Journey says:

    Its nice that you recognize the “White Flag” being waved my the friends of the beast….and its not any wonder that you feeling no energy with all the negativity out in the world right now – .can’t turn around with out hearing negative messages, from the news media to the campaign media, to just everyday life hitting us in the face….you will readjust and then push on…I agree you wouldn’t be happy without challenging yourself to some level….are to old…nope!!! You just may have to rope it in a little depending on the outside stimulation that is hitting you….I truly believe that outside BS, even if it has nothing to do with us personally effects us emotionally, spiritually, and especially physically….glad your not pushing forwards and listening to your body….really glad to hear the beast had learned how to raise a white flag….have a wonderful Tuesday my friend….kat

  2. This is nothing easy about this disease. Take it easy on yourself.

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