THOUGHT FOR THE DAY: I went to my diabetes doctor the other day and he walks in and the first thing he says is, “Diabetes is a grind.” I couldn’t understand him at first because he had his mask on and it’s kind of hard to understand him. I said, “Oh wait what did you say?” He repeats himself and says, ” Diabetes is kind of like a grind.” He explained how it’s always going on and it’s always something you have to monitor and keep up with. You don’t get a break from diabetes management. There is no vacation from it. (I tried that, but that didn’t work) It’s just there with you all the time and you have to live with it and manage it. And for the most part, I do a great job with it. But there are times that it gets a little out of control. Either my blood sugar goes too high or the times where my blood sugars go too low. Going low does not feel good at all. Managing diabetes is kind of like LIFE. In life, you have emotional highs and emotional lows. You have good times and bad. And one of the things I learned along the way is that consistency is key. I have an exercise schedule I try and follow consistently. I have an eating schedule I try and follow consistently. I have a sleeping schedule I try and follow consistently. I have a work schedule I try to follow consistently as well. Life is a grind and so is diabetes. We get through it and we keep going. If I can do it, so can you. Keep grinding towards your goals. Keep grinding towards your dreams. Keep grinding towards your path. One day you will find yourself on the other side of all of it and look back and see that it was all part of the divine of life. Amen? Amen! From Coach Matt AFFIRMATIONS OF THE DAY: 1) Life is a grind 2) I wake up motivated. 3) I wake up hungry to work. 4) I live my life with purpose. 5) I am always thankful. 6) I can see the positive amazing things around me all the time.