a reformed diabetic talks about food, fitness training and life after diabetes
At my heaviest I had completely given up on ever being able to lose weight. And of course, rewards for any success in other parts of my life revolved around food. Going out for dinner, dessert, etc. We all do it. It’s important to take pride in the things you’re good at and make sure you acknowledge them in some way.
So when I changed my eating habits, I had to change the way I thought about rewarding myself for successes. At one time, many years ago, I had promised myself if I ever lost all the weight I’d get another motorcycle (knowing full well it would probably never happen). With that being said, I present you with my new best friend:
I have over 25,000 miles of riding experience and this is the biggest bike I’ve ever ridden. It weighs in at 945 lbs. The reason I mention this is that without all the weightlifting I’ve been doing, along with the eating changes and weight loss, I would not be strong enough or healthy enough to handle this bike. And it’s a reward that keeps on giving, because when I get the munchies, or feel overly stressed out, I can go for a ride instead of eating. It’s the kind of driving that requires all four limbs and has no built-in cupholders.
Granted, this is on the extreme end of rewards. Most of the time, just feeling good in my own skin is reward enough. But occasionally you have to splurge, right?