Best Exercise Regimen For Diabetics?

PetiePal
By PetiePal Latest Reply 2013-02-18 14:07:08 -0600
Started 2013-02-05 09:15:29 -0600

Hey everyone! Long hiatus from the site as things were crazy busy in my life but I'm back!

So in the fall of 2012 I had myself down about 15 pounds and I was doing pretty well! Then I got a new job, after being unemployed for about 4 months. I had to go on an extended business trip to Rochester, NY and long story short, put the weight back on. My job requires me to sit at a desk the majority of the day so exercise is limited.

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Last summer I bought a bike and started riding every other day. A very fun, easy way for me to get some cardio in. In the beginning of 2012 I was running 2-3x a week up to at least a 5k distance each time. Now the tough part is modifying a diet along with that.

Tips?


6 replies

nubody4life
nubody4life 2013-02-18 14:07:08 -0600 Report

I walk about 4-5x a week and do cardio 3x a week. I find pre-planning my meals and packaging them for the week helps. I usually have 5-6 meals a day. B,S,L,S,D and S. I had to add the late night lite snack because my BS was high in the morning. My nutritionist told me I was going too long through the night with no food. So the late night lite snack actually help lower my BS. I count carbs and calories and track everything using myfitnesspal. Everything is done on purpose.

Gwen214
Gwen214 2013-02-08 13:23:23 -0600 Report

When I was exercising regularly I did the ever 3 to 4 hours a meal, water, fruit, nuts, protein, whole grain. You may want to ask your educator too to see what best works for you. Good luck!

Mirena
Mirena 2013-02-07 13:17:51 -0600 Report

I actually enjoy walking. I work as a contractor for the federal government and sit at a desk most of the day. But I do manage to get up from my desk and walk down the hall at a brisk pace when I have to use the restroom and sometimes I do take the steps instead of the elevator when I need to go to another floor in the building. I am not a jogger(LOL), but I will be someday. I have the 5k to runner app on my Iphone. Have you all heard of it? Its an app for beginner runners. Its pretty neat, I just need to use it more. LOL Oh and I have Mapy My Walk too which I really like. Add me if you are on there. Mdot81 I usually do 30 minutes of walking after work but today I am going to do an hour.

moon74
moon74 2013-02-12 10:59:29 -0600 Report

I will never be a jogger. lol. Do it slow and steady. Taking the stairs instead of the elevator is a great start. There is a walking program online. A bunch of them. Do it smart. The more you do it, the better you will get. You are on the right track. And if you have to walk inside, the mall is a great place to walk. If you can not stop and shop. lol Keep a log of your exercise, food, numbers. all of it so you can look back and go ok here is where I did good. or need to improve.

locarb
locarb 2013-02-06 17:46:25 -0600 Report

Walking is greatly under-rated. Depending on the weather where you live, it is readily available. It is sunny and 70 degrees is Los Angeles, you can walk almost every day. There are malls to walk in. Yoga worked great for me but it's not easy to start. It is not solely a peaceful slow-paced activity. In fact, it is physically exhausting and, if done correctly, can provide cardio too.

I bought a relatively inexpensive recumbent bicycle for the rare rainy days in L.A. or if I want to exercise at different times.

Most importantly, be very proud of yourself for considering exercising. I promise that you can do it. I attend yoga classes twice a week, go to the gym at least twice a week and also walk on weekends. I never thought that I could get this active. Start slowly and take good care of yourself.

Nick1962
Nick1962 2013-02-05 16:22:19 -0600 Report

I drive a computer all day on weekdays. My theory is eat what you burn and a little less. Yeah, I don't eat a lot weekdays, but no one says you have to.

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