Sunday, June 20, 2010
When motivation kicks you in the rear
The most impactful (is that really a word?) motivation always comes from those motivators of last resort, your doctors. Last week I thought I had a UTI so I visited the doctor. While there, I asked them to check my A1C. Now keep in mind, I had my A1C checked in November and the result (5.9) made me happy. While not normal, my test results were definitely below my personal goal of 6.0.
Then I decided I didn't need to test my glucose every day. My doctor was having me test my glucose right before eating. Every time I tested it was fairly consistent. Normal with the exception of my before breakfast reading. So, I thought to myself "Why am I wasting money testing my glucose and having it tell me what I already know?".
Ding ding ding.
Great (feel the sarcasm dripping?) idea #1: Don't test your glucose.
OK, really, it wasn't a bad idea. I was training for a half-marathon. Life was good. It was January and February & every one on Planet Earth was trying to get fit and healthy. March? No problem. Jeff & I had a "Biggest Loser" challenge between the two of us. I lost the challenge, but I won because it motivated me.
June??.....oh hello, my name is Carla and I'm trying to be healthy. Have I met you before?
Back to the story: So I went to the doctor to have my A1C tested. I finally called and got my test results.
6.7 OH MY WORD
I don't ever want to see a 6-point-something ever associated with my health unless it's my clothing size! Holy cow. So, needless to say, I got my swift kick in the rear and now it's time to kick it in gear.