Enemy Number 2 in fighting diabetes

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Enemy Number 2 in fighting diabetes

Missing a workout just isn’t supposed to happen. Missing two means you should probably kill yourself, according to the council of personal trainers that are there to make you feel guilty (CTTMYFG). Why would you miss a workout when workouts are so much fun? Let’s face it fitness celebrities never miss a workout. Reality TV stars never miss a workout, particularly the ones on The Biggest Loser (but then again, they have a person screaming at them from morning till night to not miss a workout). Regular TV stars never miss a workout, so what the hell is my problem when I do? The next biggest enemy in my fight against diabetes are all the companies that give me completely unrealistic goals and expectations to live up to. The P90X workout, the Insanity workout, the Tap Out Workout, and the workout where “fitness celebrity” John Basedow tries to sell you while standing under a waterfall are all huge enemies of people who need to work out for health. I really don’t have the time to look like that. There are so many things they stand for that so many of us just don’t. We all want to look good, but nobody appreciates someone carrying around a sign that says “hey look at me.” If you have diabetes like I do, we need to be obsessed about our health, not having ultimate abs. The people that have these bodies and sell these products don’t care about you. They’re trying to sell a one time product that is fine if you follow it, just like every other fitness plan. It’s that simple. IT MAY BE SIMPLE, BUT IT ISN’T EASY. Sticking to a program is hard. These guys tell you it isn’t. The best way they can get you to better health is not buy their products and keep them in your head for motivation. That you can get to better health without constantly having someone make you feel inferior because you can’t cut paper on your muscles like the “I have abs” people. I am obsessed about my health, or at least I have been since I found out I have diabetes. I still can’t cut paper on my abs, and I don’t care, my numbers have been under control. I use these workout programs to provide inspiration for myself. Every time I feel like not going to the gym and doing 20 minutes or a half hour to burn the sugar I ate that day, I think about how mail in diet and exercise programs don’t care for me, they just want me to buy their product. It could sit on the shelf from the day I get it till the day I die for all they care. I think about how a fast food joint will sell me straight up poison and how they really don’t care about me. If I miss a workout, I think about how it is not the end of the world, and that I have to keep going. Then I do my 20 minutes. For myself, for my family.


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You are right Brian. The people who are advertising these exercise products on television is trying to make money off of people.I saw the insanity exercising video on television and if you do those exercise you will be hospital for a while.

Sep 23, 2013 - 8:24 PM by Rosalind W

Brian - I can understand your pain about missing "Your" workouts! I, like you don't get up every morning to a P90X workout... the elliptical for an hour in the morning as I check emails or read the paper is just fine for me. I also think the best formula is one part fitness and exercise and one part diet and nutrition. In my opinion, it takes and equal balance of both to reach better health. What do you think? Am I on the right track? - Dave

Aug 30, 2012 - 7:49 PM by David D

David, I'm going to write another story on exercise, but my reccomendation would be to split those workouts up maybe 20 minutes in the morning and 20 minutes in the evening. Unfortunately, making those too late can keep you up at night, so if you have trouble sleeping, get done working out 4 or 5 hours before you go to bed. Also, there is a lot of research that is showing that if you have a desk job, walk around for several (maybe 5) minutes every hour. As for one part exercise and the other diet and nutrition... you are absolutely on the right track.

Sep 10, 2012 - 4:45 PM by Brian W

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