Wednesday, May 15, 2013
As I am working on getting my blood sugar level under control I thought I would share what I know does help. If you get exercise (at least 20 minutes but preferably closer to 40) at least every other day it helps keep your blood sugar levels at a more consistent level. If you go beyond the every 48 hours for exercise you tend to lose this extra advantage of exercise. Keeping this in mind I am trying to at least go for a brisk walk on some of the days I am working my 12 hour shifts and am working on getting everything set back up so I can start riding my bicycle to work again which would add on at least 40 minutes total for the days I ride. :)
I am also trying to be better about eating whole foods again as I had gotten into some horrible eating habits while in grad school and dealing with my recovery from the accident I had. It's hard as the days I work I don't get home until around 8 pm, but I'm at least trying to pack healthy snacks for me to eat and planning my meals around the fresh organic veggies that I get every week from the local CSA I belong to.
Areas I need to work on: I need to stop snacking at work-it's very easy to do as the staff members tend to bring in chips, cookies, and other tempting things. My plan it to keep myself full of the healthy stuff so I'm not as tempted. I also need to pick up the pace on my exercising-a 45 minute walk every other day isn't going to get me back to the shape I used to be and as my job is now not as active it's important for me to be more active on my days off. My husband and I are going to check out recumbent bicycles as riding my old racing style bicycle puts too much of a strain on my neck.
Oh-here's a link to the kale recipe-which by the way is delicious!