I can accomplish because I beleive

By cirwom Latest Reply 2013-03-19 08:05:54 -0500
Started 2013-03-18 20:26:08 -0500

I don't like having diabetes. I don't like to exercise but I have grown accustom to breathing, therefore nothing else matters except life. I have developed the habit of laying in bed in the morning and stretching. Nothing excessive, but you know how you take that first stretch in the morning, from there it's just a matter of continuing. I start with my legs, I do leg lifts. From there when I put my feet on the floor, I hold on to the side of the bed and try squatting. My noes don't bend well, so I don't force more than my body is willing to give. Take it slow, if I don't manage anything more than two squats, I'm grateful . It doesn't matter what I go through, at the end of the day, "I'm grateful."

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tabby9146 2013-03-19 08:05:54 -0500 Report

you have a good attitude and thats great. I started exercising again months before my diagnosis, I felt so much better, this was in early 2008 after not having exercised much at all, just for the sake of exercise, in some 9-10 years!! IT was hard. Today, I do yoga almost every morning, depending on how much time I have it might be 10 mins, - 30 mins. of it and it jump starts my day ,and I feel good! later in the day I do cardio of some kind, usually a DVD or something on You Tube, usually Denise Austin low impact aerobics, I like pilates, the different is pilates is more ballet type moves. you don't break a sweat with yoga or pilates, but it sure does help the body in many ways.

locarb 2013-03-18 20:46:31 -0500 Report

“In the end, though, maybe we must all give up trying to pay back the people in this world who sustain our lives. In the end, maybe it's wiser to surrender before the miraculous scope of human generosity and to just keep saying thank you, forever and sincerely, for as long as we have voices.”

It's refreshing to read your post and how inspiring you are.