The wrestling match in my head today

We are in the midst of another #covid lockdown, this time much more restrictive.

Somehow the thought has gotten into my head that exercise (walking, running, whatever) is going to be tougher for me during this season. Somehow, I have begun thinking “oh no! I am going to just shut down my physical movement!”

Keep in mind that my #diabetes is saying “Please get off your butt and get out the front door and move!!! We need this!” Actually my #diabetes is not just saying this, it is SCREAMING this!

In my mind, I see #inertia and #diabetes wrestling each other. One is going to win, trust me.

This is the point of this blog, to make sure #inertia does not win.

To make sure #ExerciseAndDiabetes walks away with the trophy.

As I write this today, I am in the middle of this internal wrestling match.

But I am here to say, once this piece is completed, I am going to get off the couch and out the front door.

I promise.

How about you?

Inertia, inertia, how do I loathe thee, let me count the ways

The dictionary defines #inertia as ‘the tendency to do nothing or remain unchanged’.


It’s funny how inertia sticks to #type2 diabetics like super glue. It’s interesting how inertia always shadows us, even on days when shadows don’t normally appear.

Inertia keeps us from exercising.

Inertia keeps us from even putting on our walking (or running) shoes. Actually it keeps us from even looking from them in the first place.

Inertia keeps us on the couch.

Inertia makes sure that the only thing about our bodies that moves is our thumb as it scrolls mindlessly through our phone, reading yet another useless article on absolutely nothing.

Inertia ensures that exercise remains a theory only, not a practice.

Inertia guarantees that we talk a lot about exercise and how it helps our diabetes but not ever moving beyond talk. (to actual movement … gasp!)

Inertia places all its bets on our remaining stationary.

Stationary means ‘not moving’.

Stationary means ‘going nowhere’.

Inertia is the enemy of health.

Inertia is the foe of diabetes.

This entire blog is dedicated to those of us who hate to exercise.

We can take that first step!

We will take that first step!

Take that, inertia!

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Rut alert!! Rut alert!!

#Covid has put a big dent in my exercise, for a number of reasons. You may have found this also.

Exercising is hard enough without ANY additional headwinds. And when we encounter a new obstacle or setback, well … you know the rest of the story.

Often our motivation goes into the toilet.

Soooo, long story short, this outhouse experience happened to me, yours truly.

Before I knew it, inertia had sneaked up on me, motivation went out the door and it was three weeks before I realized I had done NOTHING insofar as exercise was concerned. Let me repeat … NOTHING. Zip. Zero. Nada.

How did I get out of this?

It was hard. It was brutal. I was extremely inconsistent. I kept trying to establish a pattern of exercise. I kept failing. It was weird, quite frankly.

I just couldn’t get it going. At all.

So I finally, after a gazillion failures, made it out the door for a great walk one day. Then the next. Then the next. And suddenly my routine was going again.

I do this for a number of reasons … my #diabetes improves with every little bit of exercise that I do. Exercise is also a wonderful mood-elevator.

Mark Twain said the only difference between a rut and a grave is its depth.

Are you in the kind of rut that I fell into? I wish I had a magic key to give you so you could unlock this conundrum but persistence is the only thing I can offer up.

Just keep trying, don’t give up.

Giving up is not what we are about, is it?

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