Yeah… I know, the title was meant to be intriguing. The title is accurate … I am primal and I did lose some blood. :)
I love to ‘push the envelope’ … I love to do things that most can not do or that people do not expect ‘diabetics’ to do.
I love to prove people and ‘conventional wisdom’ wrong. I have had many cuts and scrapes in the 3+ years since my diabetes diagnosis and I would not undo any of them… it sure as hell beats sitting on the couch. :)
when David Craig posted a video the other day, showing a 62 year old man jumping up on a picnic table, doing a ‘flat footed table jump’. It reminded me of one of my workouts… that I had forgotten about. I’m guessing it was last summer since I attempted many of these.
Yesterday, after 30 minutes of squats and push ups, I once again attempted the “Flat Footed Table Jumps”. I did five no problem when I was already tired from the earlier workout. I’ll just use the phrase ‘table jumps’ going forward.
Today, I slept well and woke up rested. When I decided to do the table jumps… I was feeling GOOD!
1. When I did the 5 table jumps yesterday, I was tired but I was also ‘warmed up’… to the max.
2. Today, I had almost no warm up … and on the 5th table jump I did this….
Most of my weight came crashing down on my left shin … yes, it hurt like hell. I was SO disappointed, I was really looking forward to seeing how many I could do.
After walking around for a few minutes, I added coconut oil to the scrapes and took this picture.
I felt no additional pain when I applied weight to the leg, so I decided to ‘suck it up’ and give it a go.
1. If you notice in the first video … I was jumping onto the table with no ‘cushion’.
2. In the second video, I added a yoga mat to help cushion any future/possible ‘slips’.
3. I could have ‘quit’ after the first failure. (And I could not have shared my failure… but I did).
I want you to see that I, like everyone has failures. We are all human.
Had I quit… I would not have been able to do this… 56 Table Jumps in 15 minutes!!!
When the inner voice tells you to quit … or worse when your family, friends, doctors or diabetes educators tell you to quit… tell them … HELL NO!
I push the limits… I run barefoot on grass and pavement. I have run barefoot in snow… I have done a lot of crazy things… but as I stated above, I would not change ONE OF THEM.
Some people say I am ‘stupid’ or that I am a ‘fool’ … I am THRIVING!!! …and not just surviving. I am drug and insulin free…with non-diabetic normal blood sugar.
I think it’s stupid to continue to eat things that cause you harm…. all the while, taking more and more drugs.
I love my life and I would not change a thing.
By the way… after I did the 56 table jumps in 15 minutes, I felt GREAT! :)
No matter what your disease, do not quit. Do NOT stop fighting.
Here are other posts where I ‘push the limits’