By medic673b Latest Reply 2011-10-13 15:09:22 -0500
Started 2011-10-10 16:42:41 -0500

I know that getting exercise is a great way to control your numbers but is not all ways easy for me. I try to walk every other day and bike or do yard work on the other days. My question is how to get motivated when you so much do not feel like exercising

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Mickey/CCHT 2011-10-13 15:09:22 -0500 Report

I'm with you! I work LONG days, like 12-15 hour days on my feet and i tell you the last thing i want to do is excercise! But i think i'm going to start going to our community rec center and just start working out on the different machines to c which ones i like, and then when i'm done i can reward myself with a good swim in their huge pool! Plus i figure if i'm going to sweat and suck it up i'm going to make my teenager go with!! Darn kids are just to sedintery(?sp)

saber32 2011-10-11 23:15:37 -0500 Report

go with some friends I walk nine miles every other day with some friends . and anothe nine back to the house three days of the week

saber32 2011-10-11 23:22:47 -0500 Report

your welcome

saber32 2011-10-12 02:03:54 -0500 Report

i used mine so much i need to buy a new one the one i have now will not show me the steps any more I think i wore it down and it is hard to read the numbers on it too pedometer

MewElla 2011-10-11 13:43:45 -0500 Report

I stay motivated every day by having flashbacks of my late husband struggling with the diabetics complications and heart disease. I never want to go thru these things so I get up every morning after breakfast and walk 5-6 miles with my little pedometer. Gives me sense of accomplishment I am fighting this stuff, gives me a natural high afterwards, feel and sleep better. I know how fast this stuff can move and for me, I have to fight it to stay as healthy as I can.

lanykins 2011-10-11 20:05:27 -0500 Report

I know I need to exercise for many reasons. My problem is my neuropathy. Many days I am in so much pain in my legs and back that it hurts to just move. Today I went to my endocrinologist and I was in a great deal of pain. He reviewed all my blood work and all the medications I was on. He was pleased with my blood sugars that I test 4 times a day. He told me that the restrictions I put on myself in my diet were the best and he decreased my insulin a tiny bit. But he told me he could do nothing for my pain. I am quite despondent about dealing with the pain and being unable to go for a long walk every day.

berrykins0 2011-10-11 12:26:38 -0500 Report

try the pilates and walking i like doing a mixture of exersises and add some music to it. makes it little more exciting . these ideas work for me or do exersises with someone else.

neenersmom 2011-10-11 08:53:28 -0500 Report

sometimes if i just get up and move around it helps. cannot sit all day due to blood clots so my leg lets me know when i have sat too much and i always feel better after sit ups and push ups even tho im not the best at them.

Darron 2011-10-10 17:23:52 -0500 Report

I am having the same issue. I have been trying to get started and finally got started again this morning. I ran on my elliptical for 30 minutes and lifted weights for about 5 minutes. I used to run for and hour and a half and lift weights for about 20 to 30 minutes. I am still trying to find the motivation, I look forward to seeing other replies. Hang in there.

medic673b 2011-10-10 18:10:30 -0500 Report

thanks for the words of encouragment. just got back from 2 mile walk the pedometer i use said i averaged 3 miles per hour i don't know if thats good or bad but i felt great afterwards

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