On Mondays and Starting Over (and yes, I am fully aware that it is Tuesday).

Seriously, I feel like every Monday I decide it’s time to begin again, regarding healthy lifestyle and exercise as well as diabetes. “This is the week. I will spend the whole week following my exercise, diet, and diabetes care plans.” Every Monday I tell myself this, and every week at some point (sometimes Sunday night, sometimes Wednesday, usually not Friday because that would be progress) my morale tends to fizzle out and I get lazy again. Yes, part of this is that if I don’t do what I planned on Monday I lose the will to continue, feeling as though I have already failed.

Does anyone have any advice on how to fix this problem? This week I just plan on looking at each day as its own success/failure unit, rather than seeing the entire week as a block. I think that this is the best way to look at Diabetes, because if we look at one day’s failure as the end of the week, month, year, life, then we never get anywhere, because there will be failures in diabetes. And not all of them are our failures, in fact, most of them are diabetes’ failures or our body’s failures.

One day at a time. That’s the motto for this week.

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One thought on “On Mondays and Starting Over (and yes, I am fully aware that it is Tuesday).

  1. Kimberley Jane

    Start as soon as you have the thought to do it! Even if you do lose resolve after a few days you can still pick up right where you left off as soon as you decide to recommit.

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