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I know I have to exercise


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Old 04-03-2009, 17:05   #1
 
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Since being diagnosed last year..I have yet to really start exercising.
I need the motivation, just doing some sit ups or walking around the block once I know is'nt cutting it.I cant afford right now a trainer or motivator. I probably should put on my ipod that I got 3 years ago as gift, but I would like to hear some motivating music or inspiring words to hear in my headphones..any suggestions

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Old 04-03-2009, 17:30   #2
 
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You don't need a trainer. Do you have a dog? If so, it would love to go for a walk with you. Walking is cheap and you can fit it in to your own time schedule. 30 minutes a day is enough to show some health benefits. Bike riding is also fun and good for you, too.

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I've discovered marinaonline dot com site. Ive downloaded some great workouts where marina tells you to just get up off the couch and walk in place right there near your coffee table !!!

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Old 05-09-2009, 23:40   #4
 
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They are all correct. It does not have to be at a gym or with a trainer at first.
Just get up, and move.
Walk the dog, go around the block or neighborhood. Do you have stairs? Climb them a few times extra per day.
That is enough to get you up and moving.
After that, add minutes, check out a gym, whatever you do.
My kids work in a very large building. It has tunnels in the basement, with maps and mileage markers for the employees to use for walks during the Seattle area winters.
Motivation? Use it or lose it. Seriously, the numbers do get better with exercise and can usually help avoid complications like losing a limb.
Come on, join me and my big dogs. They have me out daily.

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Old 05-10-2009, 13:04   #5
 
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I have 4 dogs i will give you alone of one if you like.

Basically been diagnosed T2 5 weeks last Friday.

From what i have learned controlling the disease is up to you.

Basics are Ecercise, diet, and low carbs.

Walking is the easiest form of exercise and i have heard of 65 year olds walking as they can not run or jog.

Depends on the circumstances but all the best in controlling your diabetes.

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Old 05-12-2009, 18:51   #6
 
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Hi Glenn, It takes alot to change habits. And if we try to do it all, most of the time we fail. You say, walking around the block isn't cutting it, but it's a start. You can take out that ipod and program some fast songs on it. It has to be songs that you really like and make you want to dance to. When you take that walk around the block, focus on the music. Let the songs you enjoy motivate you. Just baby steps will get you walking. Once you get used to the walking, it will be so natural you will continue. Learn to be your own motivator. I know that I can't afford one right now, but I couldn't let that affect my progress. I have an aunt who passed because she didn't have any motivation. It's sad because she lost parts of her body to diabetes. There are those of use who have no control over our health. There are those of us who do. I was type 2 and my ex husband was type 1. He would eat 6 donuts at a time, he was a closet eater. It's sad because his bsl is out of control. He's doing nothing about it. He had a stroke in his sleep and he's so angry he continues to eat and not take care of himself. These are extremes, but so you understand. We need to control what we can. Find that strength in you that wants to improve your health. As time goes on our health just gets worse. When I was 270 lbs, I was diabetic, asthmatic, bad sleep apenia and starting to develop High Blood Pressure. Be your own motivator, look in the mirror and tell yourself what you want to change and do it. Set goals. Start at 1 block this week and 2 next week. Find a friend that would walk with you. Call someone that will talk with you as you walk. Have a chart so you could see your progress and aim to be your best. Just know that all you did was start with One Block and see what comes of it. If you continue this, the worse that could happen is that your health improves. I wish you the best and if you need someone to just motivate you. Let me know, I would, anything to help. God bless you.
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Since being diagnosed last year..I have yet to really start exercising.
I need the motivation, just doing some sit ups or walking around the block once I know is'nt cutting it.I cant afford right now a trainer or motivator. I probably should put on my ipod that I got 3 years ago as gift, but I would like to hear some motivating music or inspiring words to hear in my headphones..any suggestions

glenn

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Hi Glenn:

Many Good ideas from your Friends here. We should each have a Tina living next to us just to motivate us when we're slacking.

Sometimes when we are feeling too tired to feel like doing much, it can be from a lack of sufficent oxygen. Our bodies require it for energy also.

If I feel that way, I just stand up and bend down and touch my toes.
Then I slowly rise with my arms extended and slowly take in a deep breath through my nose and breath it out by my mouth. I do this 3 times. I find it wakes me up so then I can turn on my fast music to dance or to do jump rope or some other exercise or to get some work done. I like music too.

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Hello Tina:

I'm sorry to hear of your Aunt's passing. The same happened to my Aunt(Type 2) and my Hubby's Aunt(Type 2). Diabetes is a merciless disease when we let it out of control. I hope that your Ex. soon starts to appreciate his Life since it's the only one that he has.

Thanks you all for your input.

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Old 05-19-2009, 16:15   #9
 
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Hey Terrie,
See you just stand in one place and stretch..it is so easy and everyone can do it,
thats what I found at marinaonline where she preaches the samething..and movement is good for diabetics just start somewhere !
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