One of the cool things about my fitness journey is the fact that I’ve discovered so many other people on similar journeys. When you realize how many people are out there – losing weight, getting healthier, dealing with medical conditions like diabetes, running, participating in races – you just realize you’re not alone. One thing I discovered was a documentary called From Fat to Finish Line where a group of 12 individuals who had all gone through immense weight loss participated in a Ragnar Relay race – an approximately 200 mile race that is split between the 12 runners, who each run 3 intervals of the race. Its an incredibly inspiring and amazing documentary that I’ve now watched a million times. You can watch it on Amazon Prime or even join the Facebook group, where I’ve met a ton of motivating people on similar journeys to me. You can also check out their official website.Continue reading
About a year ago, I posted a recap of an event – the Wonder Woman 5K in Los Angeles at LA Live. It was the first 5K I had ever run in my life and it was a crowning moment of my life and it sort of set the tone for the way my life would change and the way it would shape my every day routine. It would create new goals for me, new ambitions and new obsession. Because its become such an important part of my life, I want to talk about it. I thought about talking about it on this blog but it just never felt right – it felt too personal and while I’m personal on this blog, I’m not THAT personal. So I’m introducing my new endeavor.
If there are two things that definitely don’t seem like they go together, it would be nerd and fitness. I can definitely attest to that – a year ago, I had never been an active person, I’d avoided organized sports at every turn and my idea of exercise was racing from one side of a convention center to the other. Of course, all of this changed last May when I ended up in the hospital, was diagnosed with type two diabetes (my blood sugar levels were off the charts!) and told that I needed to make some big changes. My diet took a complete 180 turn, I was suddenly on medication I had to take three times a day and I was giving a little device to check my blood sugar.
As some of you may know, back in May, I was diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes. I was at the hospital, dealing with a kidney stone, which is fairly common for me unfortunately, when one of the nurses that was taking care of me asked if I was diabetic. I told her, not that I was aware, and she told me I should see a doctor because my blood sugar was astronomically high. Not good. I got myself to the doctor and was promptly diagnosed.