Wednesday, May 16, 2012

D-Blog Week: One Thing To Improve

If there's one thing I need to improve about my diabetes care, it is getting regular exercise. Don't get me wrong, I do get exercise. I'm just so incredibly bad at doing it on a regular basis. I just can't figure out how to make it a part of my daily routine.

I have the gym membership, I have the desire, and sometimes I'm pretty good at working out regularly. But, then I'll get sick, or we'll be really busy that week, or something happens that interferes with my routine and instead of jumping back on the exercise train, I just sit on the side of the road for awhile. Sometimes weeks. Sometimes months. It's bad, people.

I can't quite put my finger on what it is that makes it so easy for me to stop working out.  I generally like working out, I like seeing the results on my mood, my body and my blood sugar, but for some reason it's so easy for me to let that part of my diabetes care routine lapse. Sometimes I think having some kind of large piece of exercise equipment in my own home would make me more likely to work out on a regular basis, but then I worry about investing in something and not using it at all. Any suggestions from all ya'll? What has worked for you?  Any advice would be greatly appreciated.


  1. I was in the same space..this year though I enlisted colleagues and friends to help me out through this...rarely does a day go by where I don't check it and head out with an exercise buddy.

  2. Get a dog! Seriously, I used to hate distance running. I got so bored with it. But now that I have a dog that can run with me, it makes it more exciting and fun. She is my pace partner and she relies on me to get her out there and moving. Now we both do 5Ks together. Even more motivation!

  3. For me it was signing up for classes at my rec center. i paid the money and knew that someone was taking attendance each week. Guilt can be a powerful motivator for me.

  4. These are all fabulous ideas! I'm sure I will use all three of them at some point in the near future!