After I had my second daughter in August of 2014 I fell off the healthy lifestyle road to success. I stopped working out, stopped checking my blood sugars, and started eating more sweets and fried foods than I had in decades. I attributed most of the changes to the new baby but in realty it was just a lack of discipline.
This year I am renewing my vow to be healthy. I want to live to see my daughters finish high school, graduate from college, marry and one day have a family of their own. In order to do so I pledge to start back working out two days a week and recommit to limiting fried foods to once a month and limiting sweets to once a week.
In addition to Type 2 Diabetes, I also have ulcerate colitis and symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis which are both linked to inflammation. I recently read The Inflammation Cure by D.r William Meggs. In the book Dr. Meggs mentioned that one of the underlying causes of Type 2 Diabetes is inflammation. He also suggested that eating less meat and eating more fruits and vegetables will help keep inflammation down.
On January 2, 2015 I took the pledge to incorporate meatless Mondays in hopes to reduce the inflammation associated with my chronic conditions and recommit to living a healthy lifestyle in 2015. This will be very challenging but I am willing to try it. What changes are you planning to make in 2015 to renew your vow to be healthy?