exercise and positive attitude

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My secret is exercising every day of my life and keeping a positive attitude. I get out and talk to people every day while I am exercising. I don't let anyone or anything bring me down...especially not my diabetes. I know that being here is a blessing. Being able to talk to other women with diabetes and even help other women with diabetes is something I have needed for a long time. I am glad somebody finally came up with this website!
Posted about 12 years ago
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I want to exercise, but after teaching a full day, sometimes leaving the house at 6:15 and not getting home until 7:00 or later (I'm an over dedicated teacher!) I'm so exhausted. Any ideas on how to motivate myself?:(
Posted about 12 years ago
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I know exactly how you feel! I get home at around 5:30 and still feel like I have no time, so I can't imgaine having as little time as you do! I have found that the only magic secret is that you have to depend on YOU! When I can get it in my head that I have a goal and that is what I am going to do, then I know that it is within my control to make it happen. That's it. No matter how I feel or how much I want to fight it, I have to just get up and go. Of course, this is with anything in life!

One thing that might help is if you had somewhere to go directly after work, so you got it in before you even got home...because I know that once I am home, it is just that much more difficult to get going again. Or what about exercising in the morning to start off your day right?

Thank you so much for being that over dedicated teacher...you are touching so many young lives and have such an amazing opportunity to inspire them to become great! :)
Posted about 12 years ago
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Thanks for the in put. You're right I know. I need to make myself get off my behind. I'm good about that some days. My two boys (grown) and my daughter-in-law belong to LA fitness. The boys are paying for my husband to have a membership. I went and worked out with them last night. I have a membership at Curves, but their hours don't work very well for me during school. I need to cancel Curves and join LA fitness. I would be much more likely to go if I was going with them. They push me to keep going. It makes me a little nervous right now. I'm afraid my blood sugar will get too low. It is just something else I need to learn. I was just diagnosed in August, so I'm still in the learning process. My oldest thinks I'm ridiculous, but I don't feel like I should take chances. I took a snack with me. I'm going to go again tomorrow evening. I'll get it all figured out eventually.

Thanks for the help. Just finding this sight has helped. I was doing great the first few months. I lost 20 lbs. and NEVER got even minutely off the eating plan that I received from the dietitian I was put in touch with at the diabetic education class I went to. The stress at school and fatigue have run me down a little. I'm still pretty good, but I have my days when I eat a little more than I should. This sight has really boosted me up.

Thanks again,
Donna
Posted about 12 years ago
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Yes in the morning or at night might be better I am kind of lucky cause we have a gym where I live and yeah you do have to be carefull of lows so bring snacks like protein bars with you and water and some juice boxes. I must say I was at one la fitness one time and I was asked to leave because I was eating and drinking and apparently that is a no no . I left anyway and my friends told the lady that asked me to leave that i was a diabetic and that she should be more kind and considerate . they were mad . I told them not to worry about it because I dont want special treatment . anyways just be concerned about the lows and watch for them . thanks .
Posted about 12 years ago
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When is the best time to exercise? At whatever time you will do it. Just because someone else can get up early and exercise doesn't mean it is right for you. You do it when you can.

What is the best exercise? The one you will continue to do. You decide what is best for you. If you will only do it for a few days, weeks, or months then it isn't the right one for you.

In other works - do what works for you at the time that works for you.
Posted about 12 years ago
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Some people like to exercise in the morning and I think it's good to pump endorphins and get your ready for the day. I like my sleep, so that's hard. I usually do it after dinner, when the sun is down.

If you haven't been exercising, the best thing to do is start by walking. Don't go crazy the first week or you'll burn out. Take it easy, enjoy it.

One thing I learned from my CDE is that whatever physical activity you choose, it needs to be FUN. If you feel like it's a chore it's not going to last for long.

Think about what you like to do and have fun with it!
Posted about 12 years ago