You may remember last week I write about how I left my job at an interactive marketing agency to go back to running my own company full time. There are a lot of risks that I have taken in doing so, but all risks that I am willing to deal with in order to reap the rewards. One of the positive outcomes that I am already starting to see is better control of my diabetes. Working at home with diabetes has become a lot easier for me than working away from home in an office.
First, all my supplies are right here. There were plenty of times in the past when an infusion set fell out, and I forgot to pack a few extras in my bag and had to drive all the way back home. Now, everything is either in the room I am working in or the next room over. If an infusion set is bad or has fell out, no big deal, I have more right here with me.
The next diabetes related item that has improved is my eating habits. I have been very strict with keeping a tight schedule while working at home and continue to have a lunch break from 12-1. There is no more eating out because I “forgot my lunch at home.” If there were no left overs from the night before, than I can simply spend the time to make a nice, healthy lunch as opposed to going out and grabbing a slice of pizza or a sub. That is only lunch, dinner is an even better story. Before, I wasn’t getting up until after 7 p.m. and I was always so tired to make a nice dinner. Well, I typically end my day at 5:30 in order to start cooking dinner for when Amanda gets home from work. We have been done eating and cleaning by 7 in the first week of doing this.
Next on the list of things that have been going better since I began working at home is the increase in exercise. My exercise bike is 10 feet from my desk. I have found myself just getting on the bike and riding for 30-45 minutes once a day. There is no more excuses that I don’t have time to do it and that I am too tired to do it after I get home from work. Starting tomorrow, I am actually going to begin riding the bike in the morning and get a good hour workout in before the day even gets started.
Finally, my blood sugars have been better because I am testing more, and honestly, I am just not as stressed out. My blood sugars would get high throughout the day because I was so stressed at work. Then, I would come home, and still have about another 4-6 hours worth of work to do and I wasn’t getting to bed until about 3 a.m. This just was not good on my blood sugars at all. I am also sleeping a lot better too. I have gone to sleep by 11, almost everyday in this past week. That is most likely due to change tonight, since I have a few deadlines for tomorrow.
Looks like the health reasons for going back to working from home and running my own company again are slowly taking shape. The financial reasons, well, let’s just hope they stay on track as well.
Have a great night everybody.