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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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Hello, I am 7WJerni and I read your post- I suggest, aggressively educate yourself (check out library books, talk to others with the same issues, and any classes that is offered on diabetes go to them over and over until you know how to possitively affect your situation. It is better to alleviate yourself of as much of this as possible early and consistently. Wishing you the best.
 

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Gmartin, I, too, have a problem with motivating myself to exercise. I have 3 dogs and today I took them to a half mile long gravel road that enters a park. I walked up and down that gravel road making my walk a mile. It took me about a half hour, the dogs were off leash and ran their fool heads off. They had fun, I got my exercise in and I was so darn proud of myself. I tested an hour after and my glucose was 91, which is about what I usually run but I'm hoping if I can keep exercising consistently I will see numbers in the 80's or even the 70's. Do you have a dog? If you do, it makes it a little more fun and it's a good bonding time. If not, believe me, if you can just get yourself out there, and I know it's hard to get started, you will be so proud of yourself (and we will, too) and the goal of lower blood glucoses may just make it enough of a challenge to keep you getting out there. I also plan to do a bit of bike riding when the weather is warmer and it's not so windy. Let me know how it goes for you.
 

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Yep, tough to get motivated... have to turn it into a habit...

After being laid up for the last week, I've seen my scores climb very high (Type 2, no meds). Very frustating.

I'm not a jock, believe me, but I have to walk the dog quickly 3 kilometers a day at a minimum. On top of that, 3 days/wk I try to drag my butt to the Y for an hour and a half. You don't feel like doing it when you start, but you sure feel better after you've done it.

I'd start with walking. Set out a route that will take you at least a half hour, then compete with yourself daily to see if you can beat your time. When you get to 25 minutes, add a little distance and try again. It makes a huge difference with me. You can do it!!!
 

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Gmartin, I, too, have a problem with motivating myself to exercise. I have 3 dogs and today I took them to a half mile long gravel road that enters a park. I walked up and down that gravel road making my walk a mile. It took me about a half hour, the dogs were off leash and ran their fool heads off. They had fun, I got my exercise in and I was so darn proud of myself. I tested an hour after and my glucose was 91, which is about what I usually run but I'm hoping if I can keep exercising consistently I will see numbers in the 80's or even the 70's. Do you have a dog? If you do, it makes it a little more fun and it's a good bonding time. If not, believe me, if you can just get yourself out there, and I know it's hard to get started, you will be so proud of yourself (and we will, too) and the goal of lower blood glucoses may just make it enough of a challenge to keep you getting out there. I also plan to do a bit of bike riding when the weather is warmer and it's not so windy. Let me know how it goes for you.
No kidding, dogs are the best motivator there is!!
 

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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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Hi Glenn.

Are you presently "doing some sit ups or walking around the block once"? If you are, I think you can build on that. Do two or three more sit ups each week until you reach what you can realistically do -- plus one more. Or if you are walking once around the block, walk it twice next week. Then three times the week after that, then four times...

The point isn't the number, the point is to add and build a little at a time. Your progress should be part of your own motivation. A "By golly, I'm doing it! and it's working!" sort of thing.

Set your goals and how you're going to achieve them, and measure your progress along the way.

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Hi Glenn,

Hopefully this post finds you in exercise mode! ;) Just wanted to provide you some encouragement by sharing my step-father's story. In December he was diagnosed with type 2 diabetes. My step-father was the kind of guy who would eat 1 large meal at the end of each day, without eating hardly anything throughout the day. His meals consisted of lots of carbs, meat, and dairy, and of course ended with a nice snack like ho-ho's or some other Little Debbie evil delightful snack cake. He would then proceed to pass out in his chair with the television running :eek: Yes, I know...who would believe it? Now you have to understand that my dad is a stubborn, stubborn man. When he was diagnosed my mom and I both knew it would go one way or the other. Either he would refuse to make any changes, or he would go all the way. Luckily, he chose the "I'll show that doctor of mine a thing or two!". And believe it or not, he has! His doctor calls him her "model patient". He stopped eating late at night, stopped all snack cakes (and even refuses less evil desserts!), began spending 30 minutes on the exercise bike daily, and within 3 months had normalized blood sugar! I am so proud of him because that over a year ago now and he's stuck with it. If he can do it, anyone can. It just takes commitment. Good luck on your journey! :)
 

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I started getting exercise by walking to the grocery store and other similar places.
The grocery store is a little more than 1 mile from my house. And to motivate me to keep doing this; I have too small canvas bags that only hold enough groceries for a couple of days. This forced me to take this walk at least three times per week.
After doing that for a couple of months; I started taking longer walks just for the enjoyment. I'm now averaging 6 miles per day; sometimes as much as 10 miles and sometimes as little as just 2 or 3.

The key for me was not to start walking just for exercise. But to have a purpose for the walk.
 

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Since being diagnosed last year..I have yet to really start exercising. I need the motivation

The motivation starts with those you love, your family, close friends. You owe more to others less yourself not only to improve your health as you get older but to be around for a long time to come.

I live for my wife, my nephews and nieces who are the gold in my pocket, my employer who's been a blessing. That's a motivator.

You have to see exercise as a "must do" an absolute part of your everyday life that without it you will put at risk everything you love.

To face an affliction, as the anchient Japanese warrior monk Tannan once said, is to be as equal in stone before an adversary of the flesh. Un moving, Un compromising and inflexable. To battle this affliction physically, you must first win the fight in the mind.

I suggest you wait a half an hour or one hour after eating, check your BG, do some warm up exercises and go walk. carry some hand weights and get the arms swinging. Be slow at first and carry a bottle of water. After a while it will become as normal a desire as breathing.
 

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Music?

With all that movement of walking, What would you take with you in your Ipod or Similar device. Disco?? LOL maybe. :rolleyes: Or some Ballet. :D:D OK I know that's a long shot. Tchaikovsky Swan Lake: Mazurka would be your motivator?? Even just the radio.
Aww heak, Just a thought. :rolleyes::cool:
 

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That is what I love about living in a city - everywhere I go requires a bit of walking. My schedule normally has me on a plane often and it gets even more difficult with jet lag and all of the eating take out and such. I often have to force myself to exercise which is not always fun, but it is necessary in my opinion. Even if I was not Diabetic I still would. I also find it enjoyable exploring all the new cities I get to see, which requires a lot of walking.
 

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hi,here`s a quick tip-exercise during commericials of your favorite tv show,i.e. pushups,situps,jogging in place,shadow boxing,dancing,etc.please keep in touch with me because i will have a positive affirmation CD out soon.
 

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I know how you feel. I was diagnosed with type 2 about 3 months ago. I thought the hardest part would be the food but for me it's not. It's the exercise.

I've lost 20 pounds so far (which doesn't seem like a lot in 3 months, considering the changes I've made) and I can't seem to get the motivation I need to move more.

I have a busy high stress job and when I come home I'm exhausted. Am I making excuses? Probably. I do use the treadmill a couple of times a week, usually on the weekend. But it's a real struggle.

I want to like to exercise but I really don't. I feel like I' m doing so well with my new way of eating and my blood sugar level is really great (I'm taking metaformin as well). And I know I need to work out so how do I get into a routine? I'm overwhelmed.
 

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I don't know of this will help or hurt, but for whatever it's worth, don't be so sure you "know" you have to exercise. Exercise is "world peace", we certainly can't chance knocking it in public! However, I "know" I DON'T have to exercise for BG control. It has nothing to do with it, although I still intend and like to do it when I can for other reasons.

In my experience, it only took adjustments to what I eat to completely handle the BG issue.
 

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I don't know of this will help or hurt, but for whatever it's worth, don't be so sure you "know" you have to exercise. However, I "know" I DON'T have to exercise for BG control. It has nothing to do with it, although I still intend and like to do it when I can for other reasons.

In my experience, it only took adjustments to what I eat to completely handle the BG issue.
I 'know' that if you keep your BG, diet on course you probably will not need to exercise.

However, exercising keeps you in shape, keeps you from getting flabby. What are you doing instead? Watching the computer or TV and then keeping your BG in shape all day?

Did you know that we need to exercise to keep from having a heart attack or other health problems? That goes for people who do not have Diabetes.

Another fact, how do you keep your circulation going? The blood goes down and then has to fight gravity to go back up. The only way to do that is to exercise.
 

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The short walks are still good. My short after lunch walk (About 10 minutes) has more of a positive effect on my BG than my high intensity workouts. When I take it nice and easy, I get a nice BG number, when I kill myself my numbers are soaring.
 
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