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Old 11-06-2013, 19:08   #1
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So I've been diagnosed with type 2 diabetes around june I cried for 2 days and then started cutting down carbs, taking medicines and going to the gym, I was pretty enthusiastic because I knew it would lead me to a better and healthy life.... Now after few months my enthusiasm disappeared as everything I do I still take medicines and check my blood sugar regularly but I just can't exercise, I tried other things, zumba, samba, etc I can't find anything that I like... It's just frustrating I know I'm lazy and should not complaint but is a dramatical change for me and still working on my diet... And sometimes it is just overwhelming...

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For exercise one of the best things you can do is find a league for a sport you enjoy playing. That keeps it interesting and engaging for a much longer period of time than your typical cardio/zumba class.

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I invested in a mini trampoline! Its so easy to be lazy on it too because you don't really exude a lot of energy to use it but you really are doing something good for yourself. You can do like do when i'm feeling lazy and that is just to walk and maybe after ten minutes or so you might start to feel a bit energized and move a bit faster. I put it in front of the t.v. when baby is napping and I watch Days of our lives and it goes fast but I only do up to 20 to 30 minutes, depending on my degree of laziness. Or you can go to a fitness store or even kmart where I bought a bike/elipitical and I can sit down or stand up and it was only $149. if you can swing it...or even walk around your house, up and down stairs if you have them My two year old like to take my hand and drag me through the house and I pretend a small run, its about all the energy I have some days too but you can really walk around your house at a fast pace or build up to one or walk around your block. Just some thoughts.

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I get very little exercise . . . I rely primarily on LCHF to control my blood sugar. I do believe that exercise is good for us, but I believe the biggest favor we can do for ourselves is maintain good strict LCHF.




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Right now I am getting very little exercise too. Between my back issues from the beginning of the year, o going arthritis in my thumbs and breast cancer this summer, my energy levels are really low. I have to really baby my back to protect from further injury. I have an elliptical that I am gradually getting back to a couple times a week, very slowly. But like Shanny, right now my control is coming from my very strict LC/HF ketogenic way of eating.

Some of us just can't factor in a lot of exercise so work with the food end of the equation. Hope you can find a plan that will work for you.

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Agreed. Energy levels are always pretty low with me. I lost all my weight and controlled my Blood Sugar (even got off all meds) on ... get this... LCHF and Bed Rest. Ha!

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Don't be hard on yourself. Doing cardio work in a gym is really, really boring. I can get through walking on a treadmill for a half hour because I'm listening to music and my alternative is to sit in really bad traffic. Even then by minute 23 I've already gone through a list of things I would rather be doing and its pretty long.

As others have suggested maybe finding a sport to play would work. Do you like bike riding? How about just going out for a walk?

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Just plain walking outdoors is great exercise. If I've got a lot of errands, I'll sometimes deliberately park on the far end of the lot, to get in a little more walk-time.

Household chores, done the hard (but still safe) way, provide more opportunities for exercise. Extra long stretches whilst dusting, for example.

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Don't be hard on yourself. Doing cardio work in a gym is really, really boring. I can get through walking on a treadmill for a half hour because I'm listening to music and my alternative is to sit in really bad traffic. Even then by minute 23 I've already gone through a list of things I would rather be doing and its pretty long.
Same here. I recently moved, and just as I was about to get back to the gym after a month and a half off, I got a MASSIVE gout flare up in my ankle that literally crippled me for a week. Never had it that bad. But when I'm in the gym, I have to get into some kind of mental zone or the workout j u s t d r a g s.

Music helps a little, but then you run out of playlists that are appropriate in mood and pace, and you end up trying to jog to a Mozart opera or something similarly ridiculous. It's mentally frustrating. My iTunes is loaded with useless techno music that I can't listen to anymore because I know them so well from repeated listens while working out that trying to use them again makes the workout seem even longer.

I truly wish my old racquetball partners were still active. That was the ideal means of exercise for me. An hour would fly by without even thinking about it.

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Walk. Go to dollar tree get their cheap little pedometer that has outlasted 4 i have paid 10x as much for and walk.

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