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Old 09-22-2012, 17:52   #1
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Default Hi everyone! Help please!

My name is Madison and I was diagnosed with Type 2 exactly 3 months ago. It has been a huge adjustment and I like to think I 'm doing well. I have managed to alter the way I eat and, as a result, the way my family eats as well. That family consists of myself, my husband of 38 years, my daughter and her fiancÚ.

I have lost 20 pounds since being diagnosed and have brought down my sugar level to normal, through diet and metaformin.

I came to this forum because I don't know how to get my butt up to exercise. I work in a school as an administrative assistant and my days are hectic and busy. I know it's not an excuse, but I'm tired when I come home and the last thing I want to do is get on the treadmill.

What do you do to get moving? Help please!

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Old 09-22-2012, 17:58   #2
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Welcome to our happy little gang.

Excellent job so far on the progress.

As far as exercise, I've got a border collie mix who INSISTS on daily walks. So I have a four legged motivator. .

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Old 09-22-2012, 18:35   #3
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...I came to this forum because I don't know how to get my butt up to exercise. I work in a school as an administrative assistant and my days are hectic and busy. I know it's not an excuse, but I'm tired when I come home and the last thing I want to do is get on the treadmill.

What do you do to get moving? Help please!
First off - WELCOME!

Now that I'm back at work (I was off on disability for over 18 months) I also find I don't want to exercise when I get home... I have a gym membership, and I go to the gym after work, THEN I go home.

Once I'm in the gym, I'm pretty committed. And even if I don't FEEL like working out, I do it anyway for the same reason I go to work when I don't FEEL like it ... it's required.

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As of Apr 23, 2013: 14-day Avg Fasting BG: 4.7 (85), A1c (Dec21): 5.1%, Stats: 230lb, 6'3" now with 37" waist

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Old 09-23-2012, 10:43   #4
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I would say if you hate exercise, keep moving. If you sit at a desk most of the day, get up and move around whenever you can. It seems like you are kind of stressed out over this, but stress can raise the bg. So relax, I promise that the exercise cops won't be coming around to arrest you. If that was the case, I'd already be in the slammer.

Welcome to the forum.

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Old 09-23-2012, 11:39   #5
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While I would love to say that I consistently get in the amount of exercise I need, that isn't always the case. There are some days when I get back from the university and I'm just not motivated enough to do one of my 5-20km walks and with winter coming, I know there will be days that I simply refuse to freeze my *sumthing* off so I allowed myself a compromise.

Last month, I bought a sit-up bench and I began incorporating sit-ups into my regime. They are great from conditioning the upper body which I was neglecting with my walks. The bench takes up very little space and can be folded up and stored away. Best of all, 50 sit-ups (for me) takes about 4 minutes in total so it's simply a little push to do them and then you get the rest of the evening to relax.


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Old 09-23-2012, 11:55   #6
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It is a fallacy to think too much of exercise is required everyday. Even a 30 min walk on 4 days a week is enough to begin with. I also have to drag myself to the treadmill some days. But once on it there is no stopping till completion of the program. And you have to rotate your exercise otherwise it can be too monotonous.

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Old 09-23-2012, 12:13   #7
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Way to go on the weight loss and your family is benefiting as well. I walk and dream of going to the gym. I never did like like organized exercise. Give me a pile of concrete blocks to move, patio pavers, trees, I'm your man, can do that stuff all day long. Park your car in farthest parking spot, take the stairs, I got a very small stair stepper I keep at work. Every couple hours I will do a 100 steps or so, slide it back under my desk when done.

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Old 09-23-2012, 12:21   #8
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I also think exercise is something that we overstate the importance of. I absolutely refuse to indulge in over the top workouts.

Our dope of a dog, Alys gives me all the exercise I need with a brisk couple of miles walk three times each day more or less regardless of the weather!

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Old 09-23-2012, 14:08   #9
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Exercise does affect BG more than sitting on one's keister. Speaking only for myself, even having some upswings when testing immediately after exercise, long term it has had a lowering effect on my BG.

Think I've had this since 2003. Told I was Type 2 lean on 2/13/12.
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