Have you ever had this happen to you?
I decided to make some lifestyle changes and immediately started recognizing pushback, procrastination, and just plain resistance.
In my case, it showed up after I started research for a new book about what stops people from making changes. I thought about diabetics who don’t make the type of changes that result in better health. I’m more aware of this since my husband has Type 2 diabetes.
But it’s more than just the diabetes issue.
I researched brain health, sleep habits, willpower, nutrition, exercise, triggers that welcome inertia or create changes, and more. Scientific answers… empathetic answers… more questions.
Yesterday I commented to my husband that he takes a totally different route from his office to the kitchen than I do. On the surface, it’s a “so what” thing. But his explanation of why was very interesting. It actually speaks to our way of thinking.
We have a house that has multiple ways to enter each room. In fact, it has a circular flow – start here, go through all the connecting rooms and wind up where you started with no backtracking. He walks from his office, across the entryway, turns right, walks down the hallway and winds up in the kitchen. I usually go from his office, walk through the entry area, then left through the family room which is open to the kitchen. So what’s the point? His contemplative, engineering mind determined his way is just 1 turn, 2 straight legs.
With all the health concerns and solutions blasting the airwaves, it’s easy to get confused about what’s good and what isn’t. It’s a catch 22.
Sometimes it’s easier to NOT make changes. Skip the workout and check the pantry for snacks. What’s on TV tonight?
Q: What are some realistic steps I can take to prevent Diabetes (or reverse Type 2)?
A: Thanks for asking! Here are 3 Basic Steps in the 3 most important areas of our health.
Q: “What’s the single biggest obstacle I’ll face when trying to overcome diabetes and regain my health?”
A: Your biggest obstacle – after realizing what diabetes means and how it will affect your body and future – will be the mindset you choose. You’ll need to embrace some lifestyle changes to minimize your risks and regain your health.