Friday, May 14, 2010

Diabetes Blog Week Day 5: To exercise....or NOT!

Exercise is one of my biggest struggles and I know that sounds like a cop-out but it really is. Since diagnoses, I've gained over 20 pounds and I often dream of the skinny thing I used to be. However, since diagnoses, the gym has NOT been friendly to me.

My Hubby tries really really hard to keep me motivated to stay in shape, but I usually get upset and twist it around to mean "you're calling me fat!" For our anniversary last July, we purchased gym memberships and signed a 2 year aggreement....motivating for about 3 months, but hardly used.

I even purchased a bunch of really cool looking gym clothes- still sitting in the closet or I use them to work out in the yard...hardly what I purchsed them for.

I hate to run, love to walk...but walking doesn't always do it. We live...literally...1/4 mile from a Metro Park in which there are huge hiking I go as often as I should...NO!

Now that the weather is turning nice and we are TTC, exercise is becoming a larger priority for me...however, I'm constantly battling the lows. Now that I have my BG under control (so it feels)- I really feel that it's time to get my act together and use the expensive gym membership I've purchased. do I overcome the lows and woes at the gym? I either turn off my pump or set it to a temporary basal rate ahead of time and extend it for a couple hours after completion of my work out....I still go low. I may take the advice of a fellow blogger and just leave the pump at home all together...a sense of freedom!! Why didn't I think of this before?

At any rate..there is no excuse not to find a solution..and this is my next goal in Diabetes management...wish me luck!

1 comment:

  1. I'm with you! It's hard to find a good balance!