Work Out Schedule for 8 Weeks

By GabbyPA Latest Reply 2014-03-30 00:01:30 -0500
Started 2014-03-28 10:28:35 -0500

Let me start by saying please talk to your doctor before starting any exercise routine.

I need a schedule in my life to do things. I get too easily distracted and end up doing maybe half of the things I want to do in any given week. Unless it's written down (specially if it's something I don't really want to do) It gets missed.

Today, Everyday Health sent out an 8 week slim down program to make it easy. Each week focuses on one thing and it mixes cardio and toning. Unfortunately the TV exercise they offer are not working at this time, but I hope they get them running. But even if you do the other days in each week, it will be a great way to get started. (there is a PDF version you can download and print for ease of use)

It takes about 3 weeks to develop a habit. This is two months, so there is plenty of time to make it a good lifestyle change habit.

21 replies

CJ55 2014-03-30 00:01:30 -0500 Report

Thanks Gabby… This is great but I think I am not seeing something. During the week is say Circuit training 1 and so on as you continue thru weeks. I do not see where it says what to do for the circuit training. Can you help me??? Thanks CJ Hugz

jerrymc 2014-03-29 19:28:23 -0500 Report

my family the 3 of us joined a gym my son and i lift weights and try to do 15-20 min cardio 3 times a week .my wife does the cardo treadmill bike . we have shed weight not so much pounds… my weight is around 215 but my waistline and leg and stomach are is smaller. same goes for my wife/son..

theladyiscrazy 2014-03-29 17:01:19 -0500 Report

I wonder what I could sub for the yoga or pilates? I cannot get down and do floor work (back is off limits and the knees can't handle it at this time). Any ideas?

MicNeil 2014-03-29 02:31:20 -0500 Report

I just can't seem to find the time to schedule exercising. Seems to take all my energy just to get around to the absolutely necessary housework and errands…and still always behind.

Today I decided to try exercise baby steps. While taking a break and watching my favorite TV show, I stood and marched in place, swinging arms, for the duration of every commercial break. I was amazed how much my BG dropped.

Hopefully I won't get sidetracked and forget to do this tomorrow until I'm too tired.

Glucerna 2014-03-29 15:37:51 -0500 Report

I really like the way you made time for exercise! i've heard people say that if they have time to watch TV, they have time to exercise - and you did it! ~Lynn @Glucerna

GabbyPA 2014-03-29 11:40:22 -0500 Report

I have done that before. I called it my Jeopardy exercising. I would do walking and stretching during the show and when the commercials came on I would run in place or do something more aerobic. Any thing helps, that's for sure.

robertoj 2014-03-28 15:25:11 -0500 Report

I can't plan ahead and can only exercise sporadically. I'm prone to falls and must feel absolutely stable before I can exercise..I did well for years until I suddenly developed anemia. With the weakness comes falls.

Trudie Ann
Trudie Ann 2014-03-28 13:00:25 -0500 Report

Gabby, thanks for the info. I went to the link and it sounds interesting. I am going to have to start slow and work up to it, but I think it will be good. Again Thanks for sharing.

Susie Q 2014
Susie Q 2014 2014-03-28 11:58:36 -0500 Report

Before doing any ex exercising what should blood sugar reading be??

GabbyPA 2014-03-28 17:05:44 -0500 Report

Everyone is different with this, but I have been taught that if I am below 100 I should take a carb before exercise and if I am over 300 you should not exercise, as it can actually make your levels go up. I have also found personally that doing exercise after dinner for me does the most good for my numbers.

Glucerna 2014-03-28 16:47:57 -0500 Report

That's an important question Susie. Here's some good info from Joslin: Again, as Gabby said, talk with your doctor before you start an exercise program and get her guidelines for BG levels before and during exercise. Joslin suggests BG >90 for PWD not on insulin or oral meds that can cause hypoglycemia and BG 110-140 for PWD on insulin. It's also important to know that if BG levels are high, exercise can be dangerous. I would check with your doctor for cut-off levels for you. ~Lynn @Glucerna

Tender Tips
Tender Tips 2014-03-28 11:45:40 -0500 Report

Thank you for sharing this. I finally have made exercise a daily habit. Started in November. I walk 45 minutes every day, do yoga and roller skate once a week! Cannot believe the impact (good) this has had on my BG numbers! Still working on the eating part, though… Good luck with this program!

Gripper907 2014-03-28 10:55:46 -0500 Report

Thanks Gabby for the link. Presently I exercise at least 4 times a week. I do my cardios for 45 minutes on two ellipticals and then walk fo 15 minutes on treadmill. I always like to start by stretching exercises and then the cardio equipment. Every other day I bicycle for 30 minutes and then do floor exercises. The whole routine takes about 2 hours. Of course some days I'm not inspired but I enjoy the social aspect of the visit as well.
I will certainly check out your suggestion and will post feedback later. Glad to hear from you.

GabbyPA 2014-03-28 10:57:33 -0500 Report

You have a great thing going on, and don't really seem to need any kind of push to get things done.

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